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Old 03-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #26
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

Thanks for the heads up on the thread! If I don't do something soon - I'm sure I will loose an arm one of these days!
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #27
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

Either option is a great addition (barn doors or liftgate) The ones recommended in the other link are a bit more expensive but we know they will work and support the load. We are going to try the Rock Auto struts on GCBURDIC's Burb and my Blazer to see how good they work on the heavier liftgates. GCBURDIC already has the ball studs. I just have to take him an extra set of the struts I bought. So updates will be coming soon.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:05 AM   #28
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

I'm looking for the factory lift for my clam doors any of you that is going to the new set up I'm looking to buy a set of the ones for the Lift gate not the ones for the barn doors
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #29
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

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I'm looking for the factory lift for my clam doors any of you that is going to the new set up I'm looking to buy a set of the ones for the Lift gate not the ones for the barn doors
I have a set from a Blazer liftgate already removed. You may want to check to see if they will work. OR... My dad will have a set from a Burb liftgate. I will let you know when we get his swapped.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:55 AM   #30
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

Don't throw away those old sliders. !5 years from now someone will want to restore a truck and might really want them to be 100% accurate and they'll be even rarer than GMC 1500 V-6 fender emblems.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:02 AM   #31
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

Hey Jeff did you use the same strut for a Blazer that you used on your sub. If not do you have a number for the one that fits? Thanks
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:18 AM   #32
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

Nice write up Jeff. I remeber having the old slides on my barn door suburban and you're right they are a pain.

Please post the results with the lift gate. If the supports the load I put this setup on my current Burb.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:56 AM   #33
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

Results were positive. My dad did it on his and he said it holds it up good. I haven't seen it myself yet.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:58 AM   #34
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

Thanks for the great write-up, did mine in like 6 minutes. Took me longer to find a #2 screwdriver. I got my struts on Amazon for like $12 bucks total.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:02 PM   #35
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

This is an awesome fix. If you don't mind a Burb guy from the 60-66 forum asking, has anyone tried this on an earlier generation Burb? From what I can tell in the images it looks like it would work. For $12 bucks I may just risk it and give it a try. I'm not sure if my barn door sliders are the same as the 67-72 style, but mine suck too. Thanks.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #36
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

Great Idea!

Now all I have to do is find a case of bud light and a Burb.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #37
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

Great write up, I just ordered mine! I am so tired of those old tracks that hold the door open, well try to hold the door open.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:38 PM   #38
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

Well... if you didn't already know, my Burb gets used (and moderately abused) HAHA!
I broke a ball stud this weekend while loading firewood in the back for a camping trip. With that said, my struts only have about 40 lbs of lifting force and they broke the stud by opening too quickly. Use caution when opening. haha! I guess I will be buying another ball stud this week. (I actually need 5 because I am ready to do this mod to my blazer)
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:08 PM   #39
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

need a way to do this on my 88 thnks for the idea
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:48 PM   #40
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

this is a great idea for my 63 burb...thank for doing this write up
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:46 AM   #41
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

GCBURDIC and I were invited as feature trucks to the LMC Truck All Chevy Supernationals in June. While we were there, the LMC guy noticed my gas struts and was all over it checking it out. We even told him about the forum and this thread. He even emailed me after the show to ask me a few questions.
So, I got the new LMC last week and as I was thumbing through it last night, guess what I saw... (and I don't even get any kickbacks) :lol)


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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

That's sorta cool, but at the same time I'm not sure how I feel about his just taking your idea and running with it.
I'm a carpenter by trade and I do a lot of side work. I learned that when a customer starts asking to many questions about how to do something, shut up. Cause it usually means they are just picking your brain and plan on doing it themselves.
It is true that you already put it out on the internet. Did they at least say they were going make a kit using your idea?
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GCBURDIC and I were invited as feature trucks to the LMC Truck All Chevy Supernationals in June. While we were there, the LMC guy noticed my gas struts and was all over it checking it out. We even told him about the forum and this thread. He even emailed me after the show to ask me a few questions.
So, I got the new LMC last week and as I was thumbing through it last night, guess what I saw... (and I don't even get any kickbacks) :lol)
I'd contact him and at least get a shout out!!!....He probably took all the credit too....I figured he was gonna do this!
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

It ought to be worth a few nice parts.
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I ought to be worth a few nice parts.

Yeah!!!...Maybe even some funds/ sponsorship for the Hot Rod Power Tour #C10tour!!!
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

At least y'all still have 'em beat on price! haha
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

Has anyone done this lately? Looking to see where they sourced parts from since the links are old on this thread. Amazon only has one strut left, wondering if there is a newer and/or stronger version available. And maybe I'm being cheap but $16 bucks shipped for a 6 pack of ball studs doesn't seem right, but that's what I could find.
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Re: So... do you want gas struts on your barn doors?

I'm seriously considering doing this on my 69 Sub... Jury is still out though.

I did find this outfit that carries a wide range of lift strut products and accessories.
https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/
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I did find this outfit that carries a wide range of lift strut products and accessories.
https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/
I've been using that site to look up the struts and then order them from Rock auto since Rock is cheaper
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