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anyone run tube door?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 77ChevyK10, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. 77ChevyK10

    77ChevyK10 1/2 ton status

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    I want to have tube doors but dont know how to have them hinge or latch. Anyone runing tube doors have pixs of how it latches and hinges? What did you do for side view mirrors/How did you mount them?

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  2. RatMan

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    might wanna give Tim at 4x4Iron a call. they're makin some awesome tube doors with mirrors and everything. plus they are suposed to be totally street legal. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    i think there's pics on their website. its under 'coming soon'
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i have tube doors, someone here on ck5 made them for me, but thanks to my advancing age I forget who. As far as mounting, its pretty simple... i just got some longer-than-stock door pins from napa, cross drilled em, welded a washer to the top for easy removal and then rehung my doors using the new pins. You need to drill because one of the pins (top one i think) must go into the hinge from below... the hole is so u can put a pin through it so the pin wont fall out of the hinge. Not sure if that made any sense... I'll try to get some pics this weekend...

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    I think you got yours from a couple of guys on this site named Michael and laketex....but I'm not sure. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    oh yeah, them yahoos. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    seriously, Im gettin old, I just forgot!!! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    jokes aside, them guys build a good tube door, very tough and they look purdy sexy to boot. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  6. ntaj*ep

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    Check out Marv Springers doors, they are tube almost "full" doors. Damn cool stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I think you got yours from a couple of guys on this site named Michael and laketex....but I'm not sure. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif

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    Here is mine from you guys...

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  8. Seventy4Blazer

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    got the same doors, only orange...
    im very happy with them.
    they look just as good on your rig as mine.
    grant
     
  9. marv_springer

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    Since Aaron brought it up.....

    They are canvas covered and have "snap in" window uppers (not shown)..

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    Here is a link to the ones we used to make. Maybe you can get some ideas.....
    They bolt up to the stock hinges and the latch works on the stock pin.
    Tube doors
     
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    yeppers, good tube doors. I think i am gonna weld some tabs on mine so I can bolt some simple aluminum panels to them if I want to... then Line-X the things and I'll be set! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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