Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

building half doors

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by big k5, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. big k5

    big k5 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Posts:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sautee Nacoochee,Georgia
    I'm sure this has probally been discussed before,but I had no luck in the search column for 9 months back.
    Has anyone built half doors for thier K5?? I want to try it on my 84.I have an extra set of doors so my plan is to swap back as it gets to be winter. I just wondered if anybody had pics or advise on this.I plan on breaking the tools out this coming weekend.
    Thanks,Bruce
     
  2. Tweetysuarus

    Tweetysuarus 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 25, 2002
    Posts:
    2,294
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lynnhood,WA
    Anything like these
    [​IMG]
    Bill
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2000
    Posts:
    15,962
    Likes Received:
    452
    Location:
    East of San Francisco
    Search on tube doors and you'll see lots of half doors, cutouts, tube doors, and mixtures of all of the above.

    Also the quick disconnect mod of replacing your door hinge pins -- I did mine with 5/16" rod, as I recall, and welded a washer on the end... drilled through the other end, hitch pin, and voila! the doors come off in a minute.

    oh... my back though... these are full doors with glass. Once I buy my ass a house I'm /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif up my spare set to become half doors, baybeee....

    -- A
     
  4. 85m1009

    85m1009 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2000
    Posts:
    718
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Missouri
  5. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2002
    Posts:
    13,079
    Likes Received:
    247
    Location:
    Mobile, Al.
    I looked at the MOO site but I must have missed the doors, how much for the kit and what comes in it? Thanks!
     
  6. 85m1009

    85m1009 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2000
    Posts:
    718
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Missouri
    I am currently revamping the half door kits and shopping around for cheaper uppers. The kits originally came with templates, top plates for the door, and the framed upper panels with zippered windows, along with the latch extensions. The total cost was $475.00 with the majority of the actual costs in the upper door sections. We plan on offering just the door caps and cut templates again real soon. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. big k5

    big k5 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Posts:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sautee Nacoochee,Georgia
    thanks everyone for all the info & pics.The half door kits are cool,but tweetysaurus nailed it.that was just what i was looking for.
     
  8. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2002
    Posts:
    15,140
    Likes Received:
    565
    Location:
    Iowa
    Here's pretty much the same thing as what tweetysaurus posted up except for I kept the factory mirror, just slid it forward a little.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. big k5

    big k5 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Posts:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sautee Nacoochee,Georgia
    looks good I like how you kept the side mirrors
     
  10. nstarry

    nstarry 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2004
    Posts:
    349
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    st.cloud minnesota
    thats cool just really cool /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  11. thebigdaddyof2

    thebigdaddyof2 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Posts:
    2,053
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Damn, Tweety.
    Those look alot like mine!
    I call mine:
    Walk-Thru Doors

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Tweetysuarus

    Tweetysuarus 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 25, 2002
    Posts:
    2,294
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lynnhood,WA
    That rocks dude! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif Can't wait to get mine all done!
    Bill
     

Share This Page