With the doors removed from the cab, I quickly realized I needed a jig of sorts to assist working on the doors.  They’re heavy, big and awkward, I can’t remember if I had seen something like this on or not, but this is what I ended up creating.

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On the bottom support theres a lip to let the door rest against without sliding down, and and the top will support both doors from the open window in a hanging fashion.  I plan to use these supports to assist in sandblasting and painting – so they’re built pretty tough.

First I removed the hinges – they seemed to be wrapped in material, I’m not sure what that is yet.  I’ll have to check with the guys.

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Next to come off was the door trim allowing the track to be removed.

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4 screws held the window to the track – removing these and the window slid out easily.  (sorry – neglected to photograph it!)

The remaining hardware was easily removed by just removing the screws.  No excessive rust, no broken bolts, the doors really did come apart easily.

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IMG_0032.JPGThis rubber strip is on the inside of the door – and looks as if it forms a seal against the window.  It’s pretty weathered and cracked – it’ll be tough to change.


IMG_0033.JPGIMG_0034.JPGWhen I was removing inside trim I was surprised to find what looks to be a license plate section used as a corner bracket!


The weather seal looks to be clipped on the sides of the doors and on the bottom it appears to be locked down by a strip screwed to the door itself.

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3 thoughts on “Doors

    • Hi Sarah,
      Thanks for the comment! I had one door that suffered “post door”. (backed up and hyper extended the door) I’ve been fighting with it for a while now, and think it might be time to order new hinges on that side. I’ve tried lots of tips I’ve read about – closing the door with a 2×4 wedged between the door and the hinge, adjusted until I was blue in the face.

      Sadly since we moved I have not had the time to give the truck the time it needs. I’m hoping this winter I will get back at it – and back to posting pics.

      Have any photo’s of your project?


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