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73-75 doors

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NoSmog73, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. NoSmog73

    NoSmog73 1/2 ton status

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    Hi again dumb ???? am I stuck with cutting a full door to make it like the 73-75(blazer) doors or does anyone know of some for sale or a company that still makes these.
     
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    Not sure about a source but, cutting is generally how it was done, even by the factory. They just cut the doors and stuck on the cap/seal pieces.

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    thanks I think that is what I will have to do? cut the door and then tac weld in the flat pieces to screw the caps to.
     
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    That's how they did it at the factory in those years. When you remove the caps you'll be able to see the tooth marks left by the saw. [​IMG]

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    Are the door latch areas reinforced on a 73-75 like they are on a 1st Gen? If so that would be one more thing to do.

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    Intresting question. Anyone?

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    If they are, it isn't obvious. They could have done something inside the door, but I don't recall the latch area looking different from the outside.

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    No reinforcment at the latch. There was a inner chang on the door for how the door pannel attaches around 78. The door will bolt up fine but the stock 73 pannel will not. You can even put the mid 80's up doors on and run the newer and much nicer looking door pannels. If your getting used doors besure to check the tabs that tie the inside to the outside and see if they are broken. It's located just under thw wing window. if there is a big gat at the wing window it's broken. Depending on were it broke it can be welded. I had to weld it on both my 75 doors. I know on BigJ's 80 they are poped also. Also another thing to watch out for is stress fractures in the steel around the upper hinge. I think a reinforcement was added around 76-78. Again I had to weld up both my 75 doors in that area. My 79 has not had the same problem. Doors are good an solid on it.

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    thanks for the info I aready welded the upper and lower hinge areas.
     
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    Where are you? I was at Pick-n-Pull a few weeks ago and they had a '74 in bad shape (almost picked clean), but The doors didn't look too bad. I'm going back this weekend for a York [​IMG] and I'll look and see if the Blazer is still there.

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    Most of the older doors seem to be popped on the drivers side. The pass side lasts longer for the obivous reasons. Both of mine are poped now. Mine are spread out at the center of the main window, not at the wing window. I not going to bother fixing them because they are rusted at the bottom and dented as well. The area around the hinge is also cracked. It is basicly a deal like look for the newest/best doors then cut the post off.

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