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1st Gen Tube Doors

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by vtblazer, May 1, 2007.

  1. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Finally got around to building some. :woot:

    Very simple but effective.
    Worked the original bumper plate into the design so the tube doors will help support and maintain the correct door opening like the factory doors do.

    Used factory hinge plates and a factory door latch, works sweet.
    Closes/opens just like the full doors.

    Thought about another tube running parallel with the top of the bed side but once I mocked it up and sat in the seat, I decided it would get in the way.
    It was high enough so that it took away from the reason for having tube doors in the first place IMO, to be able to lean out and see that front tire. :smirk:

    These doors tie into one of my most recent mods...quick release hinges.
    I can swap out doors in under 3 minutes now. :D

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  2. bouncytruck

    bouncytruck 1/2 ton status

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    Looks great. Simple is usually the best solution.

    What are you running for innner fenders up front with the cut out openings?
     
  3. 2wdBlazer

    2wdBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Awsome man. They turned out pretty cool. I had something like this in my mind with a removable cover. There is a post in the vendor section about making some of these. So what's the cost on these? ha ha

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  4. GotLabs

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    Looks good!
     
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    Very nice! :bow: :bow:
     
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    They look great!
     
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    Very Nice VT:D
     
  8. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Now it's on to door #2. :whistle:

    Spent all day yesterday doing the rock rings but it's back to the door today.

    If I spend as much time wheeling it this year as I have wrenching on it, I'll be way happy. :smirk:

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  9. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well...absolutely nuttin' :smirk:

    I'm doing a hoop for the front shocks soon cause they need to be relocated from their current position (tire rubs on em) so I may incorporate some kind of inner fender at that time.

    Those fenders have been cut 4.5"s all around from stock, so there's no reason to even consider using the original ones.
     

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