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1985 toyota 4runner chop shop
« on: Sep 07, 2004, 12:49:27 AM »
I had an idea. :idea:

.Chop the top off the truck. Convert it to a convertable. One problem how will that effect the regitity of the windshield... :dunno:
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Re: 1985 toyota 4runner chop shop
« Reply #1 on: Sep 07, 2004, 06:13:29 AM »
Like this or like an early (67-72) Chevy blazer style?
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Re: 1985 toyota 4runner chop shop
« Reply #2 on: Sep 07, 2004, 07:31:43 AM »
You chop across the front part of the roof. Then cut the lower door posts. Remove the roof.
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Re: 1985 toyota 4runner chop shop
« Reply #3 on: Sep 07, 2004, 07:35:19 AM »
Ok so early blazer style.  I had thought about that but the main issue for me was what to do with the window frames on the doors.  I just cant stand the look of the frames sticking up as on early broncos and heeps.
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Re: 1985 toyota 4runner chop shop
« Reply #4 on: Sep 07, 2004, 07:32:06 PM »
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Re: 1985 toyota 4runner chop shop
« Reply #5 on: Sep 07, 2004, 07:44:15 PM »
Correct early Blazer style. Ta hell with the door frames  :greengrin:, guides,tracks. Cut em.  :flamer:

My concern is the support. Removing the upper door post. You remove a major {the only} load bearing area... Will the rear quarter panels flex at highway speeds.....  :dunno:
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Re: 1985 toyota 4runner chop shop
« Reply #6 on: Sep 08, 2004, 06:00:20 AM »
I wouldnt think it would be a tough deal once the prequisite cage is in place you could easily tie into that for any support you'd need.
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Re: 1985 toyota 4runner chop shop
« Reply #7 on: Sep 08, 2004, 09:04:57 AM »
I am a moderator at www.coloradoK5.com  :nerv:
Making the 76 up K5's into full top / roadsters is pretty comon. I own a Roadster K5 and love the topless thing but hate the MPG.
 Here is what most people do when making the conversion. Full roll cage tied into the windsheild frame. That simple. Now to make it even simpler. There is a kit available to make a Toy truck into a convertable and the hard top can be reinstalled. I have helped make Such a conversion. It comes with a fill peice to join the roof to the windsheild header. At the B piller you would need to make a plate and some sort of latch. Really wouldn't be hard with the kit and a welder.

 As for the window frames:

The kit address this in one of two methods. I would recomend using the vent wing doors to add some stability the cut of above the vent wing. bulb style gasket is then put on the top to form a seal. The seocnd way is the window track that is cut off is welded to the roof section then cut away and a thin gasket used. This actually has better results because the gap is smaller but you get the idea.

There is also a Targa kit available. Check in Truckin Magazine. Places like Godfathers sells these kits.

 When I decided to go from K5 to the 4Runner I had to have the Sunroof for basicly this reason. I loved my full convertable and running topless. Seemed pointless to take the half top off on my 79 Blazer because that still left me under a roof so I never did.  Now I can just pop the roof out and  while not as open it still is close.
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Re: 1985 toyota 4runner chop shop
« Reply #8 on: Sep 08, 2004, 05:35:57 PM »
Grim TY..The pic's look great. :thumbs: I have not seen snow. in 15years. Living out here in the South Pacific. Thanks again..

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