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drop gate to barn doors?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cyborg50, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. cyborg50

    cyborg50 Registered Member

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    hi
    I want chage my drop gate to barn doors in by 86 burbon.
    What do you thing? How dificult is it?
    How many parts must i change?
    My car have rear aircondition. I must remove it? or not?
    thanks for any help.

    any way.. WANTED: Complete rear barn door setup & parts for a 86 burb /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  2. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    Should be a bolt on deal.....check out a salvage yard in your area.

    Sorry...just saw your location......guess there aren't many 'burbs in the yards there. Try posting in the "Suburban" section if you haven't already. Good luck!
     
  3. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Its NOT a bolt-on deal. My '84 Burb (tailgate) has no holes or reinforcing plates to support the barn door hinges.

    I kept the barn doors off a '77 parts truck I had. In taking them off, it was plain as day how much surgery would have to be done to my '84.

    Maybe some of the older Burbs were built to accept either configuration. Otherwise I can't see why people keep saying they swap right over. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    I only said it 'cause I assumed it to be true....now see how I feel... /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif. Sorry.
    I'll only respond to Blazer questions in the future....at least I tried to steer him over to the 'burb board...... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    No problem... I thought the exact same thing - until I got my Burb /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    They stopped making the tailgate to barndoor swap bodies in the very early 80's, so you can't do it unless you wanna try and reinforce the body to accept the barndoor hinges.
     
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    The only way is a Body swap or rear clip ! Can you say Plasma Cutter! Call Jesse James maybe he will do it for ya on Monster Garage. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    I think it's gonna cost him to much to get it there from Poland /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Couldn't you just cut the back like 6" in front of the doors and graft it back on?
    I'm thinking of doing this on a '72. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    If you had a parts truck to cut the back 6" off of... then sure /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Easy cure for project vehicle. Kind of a hard sell on a daily-driver...
     

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