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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by prjt_blzr, Mar 4, 2001.

  1. prjt_blzr

    prjt_blzr 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking for a set of rubber boots that protect the wiring running between the door and the chassis of the truck. This is for a '77 Blazer that has a fair amount of $$$ tied up into it. I would like to use the factory parts but of course they have been discontinued and there are none in all of north america. I don't want to use plastic wire loom so is any one aware of a different application that will work for this.

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  2. wayne

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    Are you looking for the ones that the factory pw, and pl wires run through in the door jamb.

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  3. HarryH3

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    I'd suggest hitting the junk yards to find a set of those. Most junkyards will let you take stuff like that as long as the door is already bent so that they can't sell it as a whole unit.

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  4. prjt_blzr

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    Yes I'm looking for a factory set. Since they are no longer available from Chevy and I've not found a set of reproduction ones I'm kind of stuck. I've looked in junkyards but the only ones that I've found were pretty tore up. I've also looked at other models like new chevy and ford trucks but they seem to be too short. After finding this site, I was hoping that some body may have some ideas. I can't be the only one in this situation. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Did you ever think of asking the dealer for these items for a 91 model year, say, for a blazer or sub? I would be surprised if they discontinued these for this new of a vehicle.
     
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    I did a pretty exhaustive search for the part and yes the boots for a 91 sub and blazer are the same. NLA. I was quite surprised at this as GM tends to be very good about supporting their truck line. Thanks, Any other ideas will be gladly entertained.
     
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    Have melted plastic or rubber covers on different things before, but never in this area. I usually hit the whole band of wires w/ electrical tape and the get the appropriate sized rubber/htr hose and feed the wires through it and the hose through the hole in the door. May need to enlarge hole a bit. Then you can wrap electrical tape or put zip ties on to keep it from coming all the way out or going all the way into the door leaving the wires exposed.

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    I don't know how well it would work on a real off-roader, but all the street rod guys use the "contact" plates with little brass contacts. One mounts on the door the other on the post...might work. Mini vans have them from the factory on the sliding dooors.

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    I can get a pair for you. Have a couple of sets just laying around.

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    This sounds great. Are these new or used? How much do you want for them? How many do you have lying around?

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    I have about 8-9 sets in my parts box. They are all used and none of them look bad. They are intact. and have minor scratches. I get them off doors that I strip down. I have come across so many of these things. Send me a private message and we can work out stuff.

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    I was going to suggest cutting a shock boot to the right length...

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