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Canvas Doors?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bross82, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Bross82

    Bross82 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, does anyone know if there's anyone that makes or sells canvas doors for a k5? I want to make the quick disconnects for the doors eventually and maybe put in the tube doors while they're off. :D it'd be cool to leave the doors out for the summer and just throw some of the canvas ones in. It seems people offer the tube doors but I haven't seen anyone offer canvas doors to fill in the whole door in case it rains. Thanks.
     
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    hmmm...interesting idea :laugh:.

    I think my solution is going to be rhino lining the floor and putting in weatherproof seats, but I'd still be interested just out of curiosity if someone figures out a way to make these!
     
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    How about some snaps on the tube doors and some corresponding snaps on some canvas?
     
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    Here are the doors on my old K5. I cut out the stock doors and welded in 1 3/4 hrew. I left 2-3 inches of door surround that I was going to use as a frame and screw snaps into for soft doors. I went and talked to a convertable top maker who said he said he would be able to sew in plastic windows and everything for around $300

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    Do a design rip-off from the JEEP crowd, except please do not use VINYL, maybe oiled canvas in dark Brit green.:haha:
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I plan on putting canvass inserts in my half doors. Use cold front 1/4 turn clamps tp hold them on the doors
     
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    We do removable door plates on our tube doors. A customer mentioned mesh add ons, but canvas sounds much better.

    Jesse
     
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    Go to a boat top maker after you make a frame:
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    That "windjammer" fits better but I just stuffed it in for the pic. Normally it straps in similar top the bikini top. The doors come apart like a Jeep's or you can unzip the windows-well you could until I broke one of the zippers. the first pic the top half is off the second its on.

    I got them from a guy named Robbie several years ago. I don't remember his name on here, but his truck used to be on the "projects" page. It started as an '80 (i think) that was red & white, and he cut the top off and painted it green. Then he boat sided it, had the doors done, and painted it flat black.

    I wheeled with him twice that I remember and got the soft parts when he parted it out.
     

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