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Old 09-14-2018, 02:57 PM   #1
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Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

Can give me any insight into if it was a kit or option or anything? Looks pretty factory on the outside and nicely done all around but wondering if anyone has any knowledge on this or maybe I'm just green too and it was a common thing I just haven't seen. This is a 1971 K10 for reference and pretty stock Cheyenne.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:01 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

It looks like someone did a really nice job of grafting in some square body fuel filler doors.
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:02 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

The factory never put doors on the trucks. There was a factory auxiliary tank option and they just stuck the fillet through the side of the box like on the pictured one.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:52 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

Looks like a nice job, the doors look like late 70s Chevy truck,and the paint looks like someone spent some time on that,way cool.Do you have the cover for the fill pipe hose?
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:02 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

My cover was a modified one off of a Suburban or Blazer.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:03 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

I don't have any cover for the fill pipe hoses. It looks like by the little sheet metal screw holes, some were made at some point and would be pretty simple to do I would imagine. Maybe thats a little project in my future.





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Looks like a nice job, the doors look like late 70s Chevy truck,and the paint looks like someone spent some time on that,way cool.Do you have the cover for the fill pipe hose?
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:04 PM   #7
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Thats great looking!

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Old 09-14-2018, 06:45 PM   #8
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Re: Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

Those are a lot nicer than the things on my truck, that's for sure!
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:53 AM   #9
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You know you need to post some much better pics of your truck so we can check out the whole thing. From the small shots I really like paint job.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:02 AM   #10
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My cover was a modified one off of a Suburban or Blazer.
This is very nicely done.
I have the same set up that was ready to go in, but decided to keep my tank in the cab.
Iím holding onto all the stuff for a possible future truck.
I guess the thing that made my decision was I couldnít bring myself to cut into my pristine bedside to put the filler door in.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:15 AM   #11
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Re: Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

That's a nice job someone has done on the filler door.

Could you please post some more pictures of the whole truck, the color and paint scheme looks very cool.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:34 AM   #12
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Re: Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

Here is 2 I just took. Iíll try and get some good ones this weekend too

Thanks guys!




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That's a nice job someone has done on the filler door.

Could you please post some more pictures of the whole truck, the color and paint scheme looks very cool.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:35 AM   #13
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Re: Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

My bedside wasn't so pristine when this was added. Had been collecting parts for 20* yrs. Heck the oak bed was a longbed out of a wrecking yard in 1998. Kept it assembled with cross members etc. sitting on edge all these years. Had a whole $30 invested in it. I think the truck came out great, but that is why I spent the money.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:36 AM   #14
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Very nice truck Chris!
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:45 AM   #15
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Thanks Smitty. I am really happy with it. Itís a good solid truck. Looks cleaner in pics than real life, the hood could use a re paint but Iíll get around to that later than sooner.

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Old 09-15-2018, 02:36 PM   #16
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Re: Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

I like it a lot, very nice. It's always nice to see something different and done well.
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Old 09-15-2018, 03:33 PM   #17
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Re: Anyone seen these Gas fill saddle doors

Man I really that truck a lot!
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:08 PM   #18
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My cover was a modified one off of a Suburban or Blazer.
Nice work on the fuel fill cover.. I did try and fab 1 out of metal, above my skill set...not too easy...I did make one..., 3.5" x 3.5" x 1" PVC corner. Glued together and painted...I will attach it after the bed is back on the truck....Green on green Cheyenne 4x4 is very nice Chris.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:30 PM   #19
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Not solo, Donít feel bad. My brother and another restoration body and fender friend did that one. The restoration guy did all the metal work. Some really outstanding fabrication was required.
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