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Lets see your tube door latches!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fortcollinsram, May 23, 2006.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Well I started building some tube doors last night for the K5 and I have the passenger side pretty much done but I have a problem. I have noteven though of a way to latch it yet. So let me see what you guys have done to latch your tube doors and keep them from rattling around....

    Chris
     
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    How much were those latches? Their website sayd you have to contact a salesman about pricing.
     
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    Here's a pic I found, not sure who's truck it is though.

    tubedoor4.jpg
     
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    As I remember jms's tube doors have a latch similar to that. Maybe he'll post up pics. I just remember thinking how simple and effective they were.

    They were made by Pimp Offroad, BTW.
     
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    That's cool, I understand that. At least we got their name plugged a couple of times. :D
     
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    Ok, I give up... I can not find a web page for this company. How do I contact them?
     
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    They came with my tube doors as part of the kit at the time. I'd prolly just give tem a call and see how much they are. I can't imagine them being very spendy at all. It's real nice to be able to just push the door closed instead of having to lift a latch or something.

    Rene
     
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    My tube doors from DIY have worked flawless. I would highly recomend them. Here is a picture of the latch. There are much more pictures of the doors on my post in the sig. line.

    tubedoor2.JPG
     
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    I have been working on a pair of cut-out doors, just to make the door jam/sill look nicer and I've modified an OEM latch... maybe when I get it all finished I'll post up if it worked or not...
     

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