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going door-less...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Sep 2, 2001.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think it'd be sweet to pop the doors off my 85 Jimmy when I go wheeling. Anyone have a cool way to do this kind of thing quickly/easily, or do peeps just unbolt the things the old fashioned way? I have never taken one of mine off...but it seems like it could be made to be a lot easier than messing with all those bolts...

    Jason


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    You could make the door pins removable. That way you dont have to realign the doors when you put them back on.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs Other cars 69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    i've heard the doors are heavy but im gonna cut my doors like a heep

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

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    Sorry if this sounds noob-like...but how does one go about making the door pins removable? Do you just use after-market pins made for that purpose or....?

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    I would make my own pins, and tread the ends so I could put a nut on each ean. That way the door stays tight like it is supose to. I was getting ready to attempt this, but I got in a rollover in my Jimmy, so I Just got rid of the doors. Basically you would want to make them like jeep doors. They just use a bolt as a door pin and a nut. Remove the nut and pull up on the door.

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    I did mine using the stock pins. You have to unbolt the door the first time, but then you can just pull the pins. After taking the door of, drive out the OE pins, grind down the serations, and drill a small hole in the end. When removing the hinges, you can mark them w/ a pen or something to help line them up again. Put the door back on, put the bottom pin in from the top, and the top pin in from the bottom, and put a small cotter pin in the hole you drilled in the top one. The pins are just long enough, it would be easier to put the top one in if you made a new one that was longer.

    I have manual windows and locks, and don't care about my paint; I usually take the doors off and put them back on by myself. If you have power or care about the truck, it's probably a 2 person job.

    Pete

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