Rocky Mountain Door Tops

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Just a quick post on Rocky Mountains all aluminum door tops. Very high quality tops, both window panes slide open, rusty window tracks will be a thing of the past, significantly lighter than the originals, and reasonably priced at $350USD plus shipping for a pair………….and the raw aluminum looks pretty cool.

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Nice fit, work great……..and I know I said the raw aluminum looks pretty cool, but I think on the blue truck they just stand out a bit too much. I’ve been putting off painting them for months because as most know that have restored these trucks, taking the original window tracks out is a huge pain in the ass…..finding the tiny screws, peeling rotten window tracks out…….etc…….I thought maybe the same drill for these, but no……a very clever design came apart in minutes.

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Pleasant surprise……..I finally decided to disassemble the door tops for paint……..eleven screws per door top, and the glass and rubber window tracks pull right out…….easy, and staggeringly quick compared to OEM tops.

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The parts once disassembled. Off to the paint shop.

Rocky Mountain Parabolics…….check ’em out.

http://www.parabolicsprings.com

6 Replies to “Rocky Mountain Door Tops”

  1. Interesting to know that they are easy to take apart for painting. I may yet decide to paint the ones on my pastel green 88″. They are lovely quality tops, I will be getting some for my wifes 109″ as soon as finances allow 🙂

  2. Hi Ian,
    Yes, very easy to take apart. Had I known the job was going to be this simple I would have done this months ago……you can have the glass and tracks out of both door tops in ten minutes……no more tiny, rusted in screws with stripped heads, and rotten window tracks.

  3. Hi Colby. I have Rocky Mountain door tops also and I love them. I agree about the contrasting color not quite matching the truck. Do you use etching primer first? I have been told they are tough to keep paint on.

    Thanks,
    Frank

  4. Hi Frank,
    Yes, I used SEM self etch primer……..go over the door tops with a medium scotchbrite pad first, that’ll help the adhesion, then just paint and you should have no problems.
    Colby

  5. I WOULD BE COATING ALL THE SCREW THREADS WITH AN ALUMINUM FRIENDLY ANTI SEIZE BECAUSE IN 35 YEARS TIME THEY WILL BE JUST AS HARD TO REMOVE AS THE ORIGINALS ESPECIALLY IF THE STAINLESS AND ALLOY HAVE A GALVANIC AFAIR TOGETHER IN A DAMP AND SEALED OXYGEN LESS ENVIRONMENT WHERE CREVICE CORROSION OR BIMETALLIC CORROSION WILL OVER TIME DESTROY THE TOPS………. AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION’S BETTER THAN A TONNE OF CURE!!!

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