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door options

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gmc4cw, Nov 30, 2006.

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what holds you in.

  1. stock

    32 vote(s)
    51.6%
  2. stock door cut

    11 vote(s)
    17.7%
  3. tube

    10 vote(s)
    16.1%
  4. nothing (aka nekkid)

    9 vote(s)
    14.5%
  1. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    what do you run? I have the stock doors right now and am thinking about cutting them. considering tube doors, but like the sheet metal to keep some mud and water out. post pics of anything you have that is different from stock.
     
  2. chosen(1)

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    Nekkid of course
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  3. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    right now Ive got stock doors but as soon as I get my new body Im gonna build some removable hinge pins and kick em off when it s not cold or rainy.
     
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    Nekkid right now but I voted for stockers cut down cause thats what I am going to do.

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  5. mxfireman

    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    Stock for me but I am working on some half doors.
     
  6. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Ditto
     
  7. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    ive just got stock doors which are infected with some rust and dents, but another set of doors are on the way. once i have the new doors on, im going to cut the current doors into half doors.
     
  8. Ronnie4wd

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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Ronnie, how do you like the "depth" of your cut? Is it low enough or would you want them cut lower?
     
  10. Ronnie4wd

    Ronnie4wd 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I don´t want them any lower BC I like to lean on the door :wink1: as you can see in pic nr 2.
     
  11. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Thanks! :thumb:
     
  12. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    i really enjoyed wheeling with these:

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    I'm probably going to make some sort of vinyl snap cover for them so I can run them on the street here without getting pulled over. Around here I've already been told point blank the tube doors as they are aren't legal.

    Rene
     
  13. SchnorrCS

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    I go nekkid...
     
  14. dremu

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    It is weird when they're lower, but you can only lean out a bit when they're about the level of the stock window, or even the body line.

    I put mine about level with the (stock bucket) seats, and while they seem low when you're driving (expecially on the street), they aren't low enough that I can lean out and see much of the front tire contact, at least without taking my feet off the pedals.

    Two side notes: while I'm 6'1", the wheels do have some crazy backspacing, so they're in tight.

    -- A

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  15. spoolnaround

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    Not a bad idea, I like your thinking here.
     
  16. vortec

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    full doors 99% of the time. doorless every now and then. i used the stock hinge-pins, though, instead of replacements, like the writeup on this site shows. only tool i used was a dremel.

    has anyone here made half-doors without welding a piece of metal onto the top of the cut doors? bolt it on instead? some other option? i don't weld or know anyone who does much.
     
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    if there is one thing you should learn thats it, how to weld, then go buy a welder so you wont have to do things half way or rely on anyone to do what you want to do.

    yes you could make a cap and pop rivit it on.
     
  18. Monster512

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    allways naked, I wanna be thrown clear of the accident

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  19. buefchris

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    I love the half doors,think I'm gonna dimple diy all of the inside of the door to shed more weight and add more strength.

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    They wern''t too hard to make, plus the doors were free.
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  20. 6.2Blazer

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    I like leaving the doors at home. After the first trip sans doors I went home and added the door bars (as seen in the picture) and feel much safer. A little bit of a pain to get in and out, but well worth it.

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