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Suburban tailgate

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Dragworm, Feb 4, 2001.

  1. Dragworm

    Dragworm Registered Member

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    I think i've seen suburbans with tailgates like blazers and not just the double doors. If this is the case would the tailgates form the suburban fit in the blazer or would mounting points or glass etc.. be different?

    Thanks

    So, which one of you is the brains of the operation?
    To tell you the truth it's not exactly a "brains" type operation.
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Have a better look at the next Suburban tailgate you see, the top corners of the gate are different. It looks like it would interfere with the hard top.

    Rene

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  3. Dragworm

    Dragworm Registered Member

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    Thanks, i'll start checking parking lots and take a closer look. Maybe it can be persuaded to fit.

    So, which one of you is the brains of the operation?
    To tell you the truth it's not exactly a "brains" type operation.
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Your post has got me thinking of swapping to some barn doors off of a Sub. Just cut and cap the doors and presto. ( yeah like anything is that easy![​IMG])
    I don't use my hard top anymore, so my gate is just a shell now. 'Half' barn doors would make access to the rear a lot easier. Just sorta thinking out loud. [​IMG]

    Rene

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  5. Dragworm

    Dragworm Registered Member

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    I was thinking the exact thing was possible! Then I thought no way would it work. But now that someone else was thinking the same thing I don't feel quite so insane and might just have to check on it. That would be REAL cool except no tailgate to drink beer on.

    So, which one of you is the brains of the operation?
    To tell you the truth it's not exactly a "brains" type operation.
     
  6. shaggyk5

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    hey guys, thalk to Grim. Im pretty sure he's got a barn door setup on his 75.

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  7. Dragworm

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    Thanks shaggy, I just checked out his site. His aren't suburban barn doors but it does prove that the concept is possible.

    So, which one of you is the brains of the operation?
    To tell you the truth it's not exactly a "brains" type operation.
     

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