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Old 03-10-2018, 05:05 PM   #1
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New K5 parts coming soon!

Let me say right off the hop, THIS IS NOT A FOR SALE post.
Just an announcement...
This has been a few yrs in coming. Lots of false starts, little kids, work blah blah blah
BUT they are finally ready!
First up is 73-91 rear sill scuff plate. NOS has all but dried up on these. These are thicker and built to last. Far more complex than the '69-72, it took more than a "few" tries to get it right. I tested against 12 trucks and 17 strips including NOS.
These weren't perfect from factory so I got as close as I could.
I have some out in the field for R&D. Waiting on reports back. They will come with correct GM small head #8 screws.
Pix are of the test mule.
Before...

After

Profile. Top is GM bottom is my plate.

Second is 73-91 interior bedside blanks.
These are geared toward the those who need to restore and/or customize the panels. NOS are long gone and the repos are not very attractive.
Need ton of speakers? Fix what GM gave you? Got you covered.
Save time and energy with these. Factory screw holes are located so no guess work. GM made them with fiber board which just turns to mush once wet.
Won't happen with these. These too have been tested against 12 different trucks 74 thru 91 to ensure a proper fit.
Again good ol test mule is the model.
These are a work in progress. I have a really cool version I'm working on in addition to these ones.




Comments? Suggestions? PM or post up.
I have more in the works for our trucks. Stay tuned.

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Old 03-10-2018, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

Irish did a great job on these. They're perfect! I got an early example and it fit and looks perfect. The finishing touch to my '74 Blazer
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:17 PM   #3
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

Sorry about the upside down picture. Don't worry-I didn't roll the Blazer....
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:13 PM   #4
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

Those look great! Nice work Irish, those are much needed items in the K5 crowd and should sell well.
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Old 03-11-2018, 02:41 PM   #5
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Thanks! Was quite a bit of work getting everything just right
Im pretty picky about parts & fitment, so good enough wasn't an option.
Hopefully the bedside blanks will fill in between soggy GM panels and poor repos.

Better pix of Frenchy's install. I think it looks pretty good in there.


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Old 03-11-2018, 03:35 PM   #6
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Wow. That looks really nice.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:31 PM   #7
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

Nice work on both. Interested when they hit the market.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:47 AM   #8
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

awesome! i would definitely be interested in a rear sill.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:04 AM   #9
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

Both look awesome and I'm very interested once they hit the market. My rear sill plate is totally trashed on my K5.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:51 AM   #10
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

Yep, like them too!
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:51 AM   #11
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Both look awesome and I'm very interested once they hit the market. My rear sill plate is totally trashed on my K5.
Should have them up by mid-week. Getting the shipping sorted out. Being long really makes it a challenge. Panels are especially tricky to ship
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:27 PM   #12
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Interested and following thanks
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:22 PM   #13
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

Very interested in both when they start selling looking for pair of doors if you can help thanks
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:49 PM   #14
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Very interested in both when they start selling looking for pair of doors if you can help thanks
Sill plates are up for sale now
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=759352
Side panels are ready but need to figure out shipping & packing.
What year doors you looking for?
Thanks for the inquiry!
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:33 PM   #15
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

You got money!! Thanks and looking forward to the sill plate. They look awesome.
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You got money!! Thanks and looking forward to the sill plate. They look awesome.
And you got a sill plate headed your way Monday am.
Thanks again for support!
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:46 AM   #17
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

Got my sill plate and the fit and finish is awesome. Looks a lot better than the factory plate. Thanks again Irish for making these obsolete parts available.
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:18 AM   #18
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

These look really great! When I am ready, I would like to do local pick up in CA on some rear panels
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:42 AM   #19
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These look really great! When I am ready, I would like to do local pick up in CA on some rear panels
For sure. Let me know when. This run of plates is moving quicker than I thought. Should have a few though.
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

Bought a rear sill plate and side panels from Irish. There not good they are AWESOME. Fit and finish on both parts was above my expectations. Thanks bud. Once I get it upholstered, end of the month, I'll send you and post some pictures.
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Bought a rear sill plate and side panels from Irish. There not good they are AWESOME. Fit and finish on both parts was above my expectations. Thanks bud. Once I get it upholstered, end of the month, I'll send you and post some pictures.
Glad to hear!
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These look really great! When I am ready, I would like to do local pick up in CA on some rear panels
if possible, while there, maybe you could pick up some side panels for me as well. I would be happy to pay. dave
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:23 PM   #23
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Sill plates are done for now. Waiting to hear how these new tariffs are going to hurt.
Supplier said could be as much as 20-30% to offset the losses.
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Sill plates are done for now. Waiting to hear how these new tariffs are going to hurt.
Supplier said could be as much as 20-30% to offset the losses.
I work in Natural Gas pipeline....definitely affecting our steel pipe prices, too. 20% is definitely in line for what we are seeing now. That and contractor prices are going up too (due to more jobs being needed and lack of real, qualified workers). Good and bad.
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Re: New K5 parts coming soon!

Not trying to be a pain but are the side panels Luan or 1/4" marine grade plywood? If Luan, that material normally doesn't holdup well to moisture unless sealed with a good water repellent. Also, your picture looks like it has about a 1" gap over the wheel well. So my question is, what grade and type of material are the side panels and is that a gap over the wheel well and, if so, how does it affect final look? Just wanted to ask questions before ordering.
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