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i have come to a crossroads on my truck...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jishory, Jan 22, 2006.

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doors?

  1. fix the factory doors

    34.4%
  2. junk the doors

    9.4%
  3. tube doors

    56.3%
  1. Jishory

    Jishory 1/2 ton status

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    At this point only one of my doors work(been "dukes of hazzarding" it for a couple months, waiting to slip off of my sliders), one wont open and the tailgate's locking mechanism is busted real bad, to the point where getting a new tailgate is more realistic then repairing this one and i just got a line on a soft top... My truck is no longer my dd so I was thinking ditch the doors permanently and get a pickup tailgate to go along with the soft top, i dont like having doors at all but it might be a little more comfortable having the tube doors with some kind of plexiglass covering for my woman/dogs(the cops in town might ease off too!). The tube doors for sale in the vendors forum seem pretty steep, can anybody vouch if they are/arent worth it? On the other hand I would freeze my ass off big time during the winter or if i wanted to do a snow run, at the moment a tow rig is a bit out of my price range.
    Does a pickup tailgate work for a k5? What years would work with my 87?
    Should I just fix my door that doesnt work and get the quick release pins, junk the doors or get tube doors?

    heres an idea of what we are working with

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  2. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    the tail gate is a great idea, if you want to make it easy on your self, use external hinges//old school, and use a bullet style up and over slideing rod thingy, 70s and 80's tailgate will work,


    honestly for the doors, for your part of town, and the lack of a tow rig I would just get another set, serioulsy, somebody sometime soon I am sure is junking some, and paying 50-200 bucks aint too bad, just get manual. I love my truggy and have had tube doors from the start, a drawback is the weather and less user friendly to your passenger.

    do the factory doors and just yank them when you wheel in good weather:)
     
  3. jays68yak

    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    truck gates bolt on with the truck hardware.
     
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    jk3078 1/2 ton status

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    I agree with supersize. And the money you save not buying tube doors can go on some other mod, there's always another mod.....
     
  5. jms

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    Cheap fix for that one: anti-skid tape from the hardware store. Mine from Ace has held for 2.5 years before needing replacement.

    I have a set of P.I.M.P. tube doors that I won at the BlazerBash raffle. Solid product, excellent fit, easy bolt-on using factory bolts at the hinge, and I like them a lot. Weather/secure storage is a concern, though. Finally figured out how I want to mount the mirrors.
     
  6. muscle

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    took me about 3 min to put on my truck tailgate for my 77 with softop :D
     
  7. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    here's the plan...

    1) lose the tailgate and the doors. I did years ago and haven't missed them.

    2) post more pics of chicks in K5s...

    all done. :thumb:

    j
     
  8. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Josh you live in the DESERT!!:doah:
    How often do you do snow runs?:rolleyes: wear a jaket!
    ditch the doors get a tailgate or a net?

    Just buy her some goggles so she doesnt get mud in her eyes :eek: :wink1:
    and if you drive "normal" maybey the cops will leave you alone :deal: :ignore:
     
  9. Jishory

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    domonic did you want to do some wheelin today for a few hours? noonish, im going back to bed
     
  10. Jishory

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    i think supersize's post convinced me, i got alot of other crap to pay for now and my truck has been ripped off with no doors. Now i just need a pickup tailgate...
     
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    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    went to ecology last monday and there was a blazer and a couple PU with doors.
     
  12. Jishory

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    the one in east lancaster?
     
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    why does everyone convert to pickup truck tailgates?
     
  15. supersize75k5

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    if you have a soft top...


    you loose alot of weight, maybe even a window that was broke anyways or a rusted craoppy electric none working one...


    the benifits are endess...
     

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