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Making Half Doors?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mudbug1979, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. Mudbug1979

    Mudbug1979 1/2 ton status

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    I have a couple of junker doors that I was going to make some have doors out of. Just wondering how hard it is to make these or what am I getting into before I start this project. They are extra scrap doors but I don't want to mess them up before I get a chance to use them. Thanks.
     
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    took me about 4 hrs a piece... taking my time, drinking beer, listening to a game.
     
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    Any pics on the fab up work?
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I've got a set of doors too. I was planning on messing around with them this winter.
     
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    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    no, i just took the guts out and hacked the door about 4" below the crease in the body.

    then welded some steel back in, did some mud work, and POOF! halfdoor
     
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    the only little trick i did when doing this was i removed all of the inner door panel, the inside of the door where it is all contuered. once it was removed i replaced it with some sheet metal. it gives the inside a nice clean look.
     
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    Got Pics? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    nope sorry /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif d don't own a digi camera
     
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    None of these are mine, but they are all pictures I've gotten off of here through various posts. I kept them all for ideas if I ever decide to go this route, but here ya go.

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    Hopefully that helps!

    Kris
     
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    Not too difficult to do. Get your self some construction paper for making templates. Some light gauge steel. You can also use the steel you cut out but its much easier to weld if you use just a hair heavier gauge material. When you weld it in you can point the heat at this material a little more and avoiding just blowing holes. Just like anything else kinda plan it out before you start. Like, do you want to keep a rearview mirror or not, Figure out what you want to do for the latch mechanism.
     
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    Not too hard really. Gut the doors, make a template, cut out both sides and weld in sheet metal to fill.

    A couple pics of mine:
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    I drilled out 2 sets of hinges and made pins to reinstall the power doors as well.
     
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    i didnt go as low as you guys... didnt see the point, kinda kept it level with the seat

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