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Who is running 1/2 doors?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bablazer73, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    I am thinking of making a set for the 73. Looking for idea's. How did you do yours?
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  2. deek

    deek 1/2 ton status

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    in the last Tuff Truck Callenge, theres an orange blazer, thats the style I'm going to go with. I'm sure you can find pics
     
  3. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I was just given a set of doors that I was going to cut up this spring. I was thinking of moving the rear view mirrors up to the fenders and cutting up a storm.
     
  4. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I plan on cutting some doors for my K5 but I haven't done it yet. I figure the cut will be similar to the MOO kit and I'll use your quick release door hinge design. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. tweek

    tweek 1/2 ton status

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    i'm planning to /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gifresemble something along the lines of the ole' scouts or /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gifthe older bronco 1/2 doors..........too much to do too little time.......
     
  6. leadfoot067

    leadfoot067 1/2 ton status

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    pics in my webshots of my half doors, i cut the inside off then folded the outer skin over to the inside and welded it closed......i left the stock latch in them and ran the rod strait up and welded a washer to it...u just pull up on the washer and the door opens....attach rear view mirror and go /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Here's a shot of mine. I cut off most of the original mirror mounting point. The furthes forward factory bolt hole was retained and that became the rear bolt hole for the mirror. Drilled a couple holes and put some threadserts in and walla. Also cut off the door handle location so I mounted a shifter knob on the end of a threaded rod to actuate the door opener. The reason I used a shift knob is because of the long taper. It fits nicely in a grommet that way.

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  8. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Billy Ray used to have some before he went to a truggy...
     
  9. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm running cut doors.... /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif

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    I'm working on some tube doors now...
    I'll post pics when I'm finished..
     
  10. Bullet

    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    There you go, here's Toby, a picture I took about a year ago before TTC. Lord Knows how they look now /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  11. 74beater

    74beater 1/2 ton status

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    TIP ON CUTIN DOORS

    If you have doors from a truck leave the window frame in until
    you finish welding..Because the heat generated from welding
    will pull the door in, and it will not latch right...
    Make a template of the inside and outside of the door so
    the doors match.
    I cut down the window slide to the crease in the door over to the other window slide...I used 16ga sheet metal to fill in the hole,and some bracing to tie the two sides together, I can jump on the door with no problems, If you cut it right you dont have to open it... The problem with full top blazers is with the top and doors removed every spec of dirt ends up in your face, so I built so half door in hopes of solving this problem...It has, no matter how dirt, sand or whatever stays in the floor, or under the seat...I love mine..
    DO IT...

    ALL HAIL THE ALMIGHTY SAWZALL... /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
  12. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    the one of toby is the way i want to do mine. there is another pic on the scarysteering website but i cant remember the adress. they are on a yellow blazer
     
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    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    I am pretty sure that how Toby's are designed that the door is still finctional, but on Toby's I doubt it due to all the body damage /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif I am pretty sure that the metal that fills in the area of the door is Line X'd or something
     
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    backyardbuilt 1/2 ton status

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    I did mine like this offers more protection and a arm rest still and a cup holder.

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    thebigdaddyof2 1/2 ton status

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    These doors fully open and close and are removable. I drilled out the hinges on this set and the original set then made removable pins. I can put the power doors back on for winter wheelin.

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