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.

Doors stuck when flexed

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SHINTON, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. SHINTON

    SHINTON 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2001
    Posts:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kernersville, NC
    Hey guys, just wondering about my doors on my 72 Jimmy. I went out to pose for some flexy shots a few weeks back and when I tried to jump out for the pic, my door was stuck!! (Heh...) So I backed down, opened door, moved back up and reflexed...and got out this time.

    However, I figure the truck was built for the door to be part of the 'frame' if you will. I have seen a few pictures of the first gens with the doors off, did they reinforce the area?

    Every once in a while I get a little jealous of the open side doors on the Jeeps, etc and wonder if I could/should do this to the Jimmy.

    I do wheel the Jimmy offroad, Tellico type of stuff and I gotta figure out how to add some rock rails soon as well and was thinking I might could strengthen the frame at the same time to reduce this flex. Then it might be strong enough to take doors off as well?

    Whatcha guys think? I did a search on doors off but did not really find a thread on this.

    Sam
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    6,854
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California (Modesto area)
    GM mounted RockerBoxes under the body to help with the structure. Make sure your rocker boxes are there and not rusted out. The flex your talking about happens to my rig also. I will be removing my rocker panels all together and welding in a 3x3 square tube inplace of the rockers. This will add to the structure and I should beable to run doorless with out any issues. I am thinking of fabing a tube door like the Toyota crowed is doing....


    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Burt4x4>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Burt4x4</a>
     
  3. Bill4rest

    Bill4rest 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2002
    Posts:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vista CA. (so cal)
    I think your right my Blazer does the same thing.
     
  4. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2001
    Posts:
    3,808
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CA (LA/OC area)
    That is why I don't like the hard top...it is much ezr to climb out the back without it on.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/triaged>See it Here </a>
     
  5. 72Blazerod

    72Blazerod 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 18, 2000
    Posts:
    264
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Burt,

    I like your idea of getting rid of the rocker boxes and welding in the 3x3 square tubing. I was just wondering if you had any plans on how to do this. It sounds like a great idea. Have you seen this done before? Let me know how is goes. Take it easy. BTW I think you have a really great truck!

    Rod

    [​IMG]<font color=orange><a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/72blazerod>My Picture Pages</a><font color=orange>[​IMG]
     
  6. JTB

    JTB 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2000
    Posts:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CA
    I had the same idea Burt. I already cut my boxes out but I haven't had time to work on a design yet. I would love to see your ideas, so post something if you can or PM me with ideas if you wouldn't mind because Im going to build some supports within the next few weeks.
    Jeff
     

Share This Page