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Tube doors for '78 Chevy

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eldon519, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. eldon519

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    Tube doors for \'78 Chevy

    Does anyone know of a company that makes steel tube doors for chevy's? I've seen these little half-doors on a jeep cherokee and a toyota around home but i've never seen them for Chevy.
     
  2. Michael

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    Re: Tube doors for \'78 Chevy

    We (Michael and Laketex) are making some, but it has been a slow process. I have managed to ship two sets out. Still waiting on some feedback to see if any changes are needed. Here are some shots:
    http://www.jmartin.net/goose/tubedoor1.jpg
    http://www.jmartin.net/goose/tubedoorlatch2.jpg
    This is the original post from awhile back:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.coloradok5.com/forums/showthreaded.php?Cat=&amp;Board=partsforsale&amp;Number=363900&amp;Search=true&amp;Forum=partsforsale&amp;Words=tube%20doors&amp;Match=Entire%20Phrase&amp;Searchpage=1&amp;Limit=25&amp;Old=allposts&amp;Main=363900>Tube doors</a>
     
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    Re: Tube doors for \'78 Chevy

    I am going to be making some tube doors for sale like this:

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/photo/39142207/39144386qHFhvT>http://community.webshots.com/photo/39142207/39144386qHFhvT</a>

    Features:
    "snap on" canvas cover &amp; plastic window
    latch
    made of 1" round tube
    fit good enough to trip the "dome light" switch in the door jamb

    Prolly won't have it all together till this fall tho.... (after Blazer Bash)

    Marv
     
  4. 74k5inVA

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    Re: Tube doors for \'78 Chevy

    Marv, those look real good, but i wish they followed the body line a little more. i thought that when i looked at your doors a few months ago that they did follow the body line but with the canvas in there i just wish that it was angled out a little more.
     
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    Re: Tube doors for \'78 Chevy

    TJ,

    From a "looks" perspective, I can relate to what you're sayin....

    But I've found that if it followed the outer edge of the fender more - I'd be hitting it against rocks and vegetation and such... which would make a quick end to the canvas cover!

    So, it's really growing on me that the door is kinda "recessed". And the best bonus is the added visibility while wheelin'..!

    Marv
     
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    Re: Tube doors for \'78 Chevy

    Just out of curiosity, what kind of bender do ya'll use? Those things turned out saawweeeettt!
     
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    Re: Tube doors for \'78 Chevy

    Heeehaaa. I am one of the first one's..They just came in..Man they look sweet...Dan
     
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    Re: Tube doors for \'78 Chevy

    i totally agree with the off roading aspect of the recessed, i didn't think about that. they definately add visibility. thanks marv.
     

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