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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by vtblazer, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Spreading the word!

    Starting up a body shop dedicated to old chevy trucks 67-72.
    Body shop has been in business for the last 30 years in the same location.
    We're just 'refocusing' on the kind of work we're looking to do now.
    Hoping to make a go of it doing nothing other than these great trucks.

    Located in central VT.

    Also starting up a 4x4 fabrication shop in conjunction with it.
    Custom bumpers, rock sliders, skid plates, tire carriers...etc.
    Also offering, plasma cutting, welding and custom tube bending.

    Top of the list to build will be tube doors for our first gen blazers/jimmys. :D
     
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    Anything being custom made for a 1st gen is a blessing. Good luck with the new shop as well. Keep us informed!
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    A little bit of selective pic whoring would be appropriate in this thread....... [hint hint hint]

    Perhaps a SWB, or some examples of panel replacements? Some money-shots of completed stuff are good too.

    :usaflag:
     
  4. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Since you asked...

    DCP_3053blazerproject.jpg

    DCP_3072blazerproject.jpg

    DCP_2334itsbegun.jpg

    DCP_236370rocker.jpg

    DCP_236470rocker.jpg
     
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    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Very nice - can't wait to see some nice tube doors for our junque
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You do awesome work on everything I've seen so I know this is going to go well for you :bow:
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks YJ, appreciate the props.

    Shop contact # is:
    802-433-5483 ask for Bill and tell him you got the number from the board.

    We have a couple truck owners 'kicking the tires' so to speak but nothing solid yet.

    I have a 70 swb 4x4 fleet that will get finished up first, then it's onto the customer's rides. :D
     
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    Rock Out With Your Co@k Out
     
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    I'll be waiting for those tube doors, dude :waytogo: :cool: :saweet: :k5: :deal: !!
     
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    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    that is friggin awesome man, lookin for any help? ill be graduated from wyotech in October for collision/refinishing, and chassis fab and high perf engines..... PLEASE?!?!?!
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    We've started mock up already, any wants/needs or issue's?

    Square or round stock tubing? We're thinking round but thought I'd check.

    We've been throwing around 'very basic' to going so far as adding strategically placed expanded mesh on the exterior.

    Burt wanted something to hold in the "junk" on the floor from rolling out, seems doable. (one place the mesh would work good)

    MudStud, thanks for the offer but it's still very early in the whole concepy, I'm hoping it even works.
     
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    I was thinking the same; keep stuff from rolling out.

    In LMC catalog they have lower door skins (pt #38-6410/11, and door bottoms (pt #38-6430/31) that I'd like to see incorporated into my tube doors. The skins would line up with the structural line of the body side and the door bottom would hold the skin AND be a pocket :D !! I would also use smaller tube size-.75 to 1.0 O.D.

    Let me know what you think.
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I think the more complicated you make them, it quickly mandates two things.
    1) cost - the more parts/pieces/time the more expensive they'll be.
    2) the more 'unique' you make the doors, the less it will appeal to the masses, therefore making the 'saleable' market smaller.

    Of course anything can be 'custom' built but I was thinking about offering two different versions, one of which will have some sort of bottom and the other won't, we'll get them mocked up and I'll post pics for ya asap.
     
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    I am glad to see someone going ahead with the tude doors for our Gen....I am interested in a set as well...They have a few nice designs out there...one of which i love but he is not making them for our Gen....Good luck with your venture it seems you are on the right path already.
     
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    Are you still willing to make my doors if I want them :D ?
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sure, send a sketch or a photoshopped pic to my e-mail showing how you want them.
    triaddelec@trans-video.net

    Round or square tube?
    Roll bar quality or lighter weight/thinner walled tubing?
     
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    Definitely round tubing - I would go roll bar quality steel
     
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    how about a 4cyl conversion for us Gen1 guys? lol. good luck with the business, the demand is out there.
     
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    Sent you an e-mail :D :whistle: :thinking:
     

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