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Tube Doors!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Michael, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    We finally made a set of doors for Laketex's (aka Bryan) Blazer! You can view them here. If you are interested in having a set for yourself, please see the For Sale board. Thanks!

    http://www.jmartin.net/goose/tubedoor1.jpg outside view
    http://www.jmartin.net/goose/tubedoor3.jpg inside view
    http://www.jmartin.net/goose/tubedoorlatch.jpg latch
    http://www.jmartin.net/goose/tubedoorlatch2.jpg latch 2
    http://www.jmartin.net/goose/tubedoorfrt.jpg front plate
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Those look good! where did you get the latch from?
     
  3. lgk5

    lgk5 1/2 ton status

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    looks good !
     
  4. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks guys! I'm not sure on the latch....Bryan got them somewhere....maybe he'll post or I'll find out.
     
  5. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    The latch is from austin hardware. Only problem is that it's not OSHA approved, so to cover our butts, we're going to change up that design a little as well as make it adjustable on the door itself.
     
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    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Very slick looking...me likes /forums/images/icons/smile.gif!!
    Boss
     
  7. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Well as cheezy as Jeep soft door latches are that looks fairly stout.
     
  8. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    yeah, it's a pretty nice latch. Just not OSHA approved for personell entry and exit. We just dont want any problems down the road. Plus we have to make it adjustable anyway, the ones we sell with have the latches bolted on, not welded.
     
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    Why would the Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration (OSHA) have a say in this matter? I would think this would fall under the DOT's jurisdiction. What do thay have to say about the latch? As someone else has said before if they don't have a problem with the Jeep soft top handles, why would they have a problem with this one?
     
  10. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    thats badass
    nuff said
     
  11. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    I guess you're right. It's the transportation dept. It's just something about latches for cargo doors vs latches for personell doors. We aren't going to change it up much, but a little. The acceptable ones are actually quite similar and I'm not quite sure what makes up the difference.
     
  12. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Those look slick Brian...my turn next!

    Rene
     
  13. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    the doors rule... now quit talking to us and start fabbin'!!! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    J
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    the doors rule... now quit talking to us and start fabbin'!!! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    J
     
  15. RobbieOH

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    Those are awesome! Just thought i'd put in my two and send it to the top
     
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    UNCLE CRACKER 1/2 ton status

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    I will take a set . those look sweet when do i put my order in?
     
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    I'm interested in a set
     
  19. rocko

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    I'm very ...very.. very... interested...
    Did I mention I was interested...
    Michael and Bryan...
    Very nice work and fabrication.. You'll make a killing if you put these into production
     
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    Curious, Will these fit the trucks also. How intricate is the swap, because I would like to run my full doors in the winter. How much, and where to order? Thanks
     

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