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Half doors for a Jimmy/Blazer?!

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

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I remember a 4-Wheelin' mag I got about a year ago had a picture of a sweet orange Blazer/Jimmy jumping around some dunes and stuff. In any case, it didn't have doors...just some tube-steel "half doors" that were just about enought that you wouldn't fall out....but not much more. ;) In any case, I was wondering if anyone has ever tried to make or have fabbed a set of jeep-like half-doors for thier blazer? I am planning on running with a soft top before long...and it'd be even cooler if I found a way to ditch those heavy doors at the same time. =) I would think, that if you had a pipe bender and knew how to weld, you could make a really simply designed one, cover the lower half with a sheet of aluminum, and then have it Line-X'ed or something. Toss in zip-out windows or something and you are set!

    Any ideas? I dunno, maybe I'm just crazy....all I know is that every time I see that *4200 lb* Blazer+Bummer fiberglass body I am green with envy! ;) As long as I have a 350...I want to shed some lbs!

    Jason
     
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    http://www.coloradok5.com/forums/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=blazer4x4&Number=16032&page=&view=&sb=&vc=1
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.coloradok5.com/forums/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=blazer4x4&Number=7559&page=&view=&sb=&vc=1>http://www.coloradok5.com/forums/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=blazer4x4&Number=7559&page=&view=&sb=&vc=1</A>

    Here's 3 threads I found on ck5 on half doors. I'm going to be working on mine some tonight...finally. Mine will be modeled somewhat after desertoy's doors. Pic is in one of the recent 4 wheel mags, a white toyota with rear exoskel. Been talkin to him for quite a while now and it's time to do sumptin!!!

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    here's some pics of toyota half doors:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_uploads/53-280898-deserttoy'struck.jpg>http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_uploads/53-280898-deserttoy'struck.jpg</A>
    http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_uploads/53-280901-militarytoy.jpg
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_uploads/53-280903-toytruck85.jpg>http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_uploads/53-280903-toytruck85.jpg</A>

    Let's get those creative juices flowin!!!

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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    and here's a how to article from pirate4x4.com performed on Brandon's toyota:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/doors/index.html>http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/doors/index.html</A>

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    Want some more???

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=6&t=004550
    http://www.pirate4x4.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=6&t=006018

    All for now. Hope this helps
    Bryan

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    Damn laketex.....you da man.

    Coil sprung 71 blazer.
     
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