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    hey just found this forum i have a question about my 84 blazer

    im looking to shop the top about 2 inches on it sounds simple but i wanna make sure i just measure it off how i want to cut it make sure all 4 post are the same bend them somehow i guess with a long hollow pipe or something then weld the top back on. i know i have to remove all of the glass first but does that sound like thats about it or is there something i should watch for?

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    there are alot of steps involved... first what is you plans for the rear three windows? that can change alot of how you chop it...
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    for the back three windows i was thinking of finding somewhere to custom make the 2 side ones to fit and the back one i want to somehow make it roll down just gotta figure out how to run a track and everything were it will work right

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    I can't be too much help on this, but if you need ideas for how the roll down rear glass would work you could check out a old full size bronco at a junk yard (where else to find a ford.lol) they got the roll down rears.

    If i remember correctly the windows on them are shorter too. Maybe you could take the tracks/motor from one and mod it to work for you.

    Good luck and please post progress pics. Sounds like it'll be interesting.

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    old suburbans have a power rear window. youcould get the track out of one of those and mod it. just a suggestion.
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    That's even better. Then you wouldn't have a (shudders) ford part on your blaze.:D

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    thanks

    thanks for the tip on the back glass i will get some pics up soon still looking for something on the top though im gonna do a rag top all the way down hopefully anyone know where i could get one that size?

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    hey don't start till u no what your doing and have done a lot of home work. there is a lot more involved then just cutting both then re welding. the roof might have to be lengthens and widened. they u have the windshield and everything to deal with. if u have to get it cut or get a new one made! if u gonna use the stock 1 u have to lean the glass back or u have to cut the cowl and drop it the hight of the chop!

    to measure the amount of the chop u have to determine where your going to make your lower cut! then u mark the line parallel to the ground! and with a tape measure or a square use the line u made and measure up the desired around of chop( in your case 2 inches ) then u make that line. it will give u a vertical drop and a true 2 inch chop!.

    if u make a line then just measure up 2 inches. u will not get a full 2 inch chop and u might be rather pissed! since its on an angle ur goin to cut out more then 2 inches. probley like 2 3/4 or so.

    thats just some of the stuff.

    then u need to worry bout ur door glass b/c when u cut the door frame , your going to have to change the angle of that and the glass and then u have to make sure it all works wit the stuff inside!

    there is a lot involved! get help from some1 that has done it and do a lot of home work! OR

    the worce thing that can happen is ruin the truck! theres no goin back from a chop!

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    do you pan on quartering the roof or laying the windshield posts back?
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    laying the windshield post back sounds like a lot trust me im not cutting it till i know what im doing lol im still working on getting the body right im just getting some ideas of what im getting into and what to expect

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