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Door Replacement

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76chevy, Apr 11, 2001.

  1. 76chevy

    76chevy 1/2 ton status

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    How hard is it to replace the door guts when getting new doors. My main concern is the vent window.

    I want new felt and rubber anyway so getting a used door doesn't seem like an option. The new metal is $58.75 a piece.



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  2. wayne

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    It's not a hard job but it can be a pain in the a$$. Just watch your hands because there are alot of sharp edges on them.

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  3. Wheels

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    The vent window is the first part to come out. Rool the window all the way down, remove the screws on the side and top of the door that hold it in place. There is a screw that runs under the window that needs to come out also, there a hole right under the vent window about where the handle is and this screw is recessed in there. Take the bolts out that hold the lower portion of the vent window and slide the top portion to the rear and lift up on the vent window (you may need to lean the towards the inside to clear the lip (there's a hook portion that hooks under the lip off the door on the vertical frame of the vent window). Roll the window all the way up and slide it out of the channel and it should come out. The regulator, door handles, etc, are pretty easy with the exception of the sharp edges as mention in another post (your arms will look like some cat went hooty wild on them when your done). If you have electric window, you'll have to fish the wires out through the hole on the jamb, but the new doors should have the cutout areas dimpled where the new holes go.
     

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