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Doors gone, tubes in!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BorregoK5, Aug 18, 2002.

  1. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    After building as set for a friend, then seeing everyone else here with thiers installed, I went and built myself a set. The contours were a snap, used the stock hinges so they swap on/off quickly and kept them tall in the front so the mirrors would bolt back on. I wanted to keep it inexpensive so I fab'd up a tube style locking handle. I'm suprised at how well it works considering its extremely simple design and since the locking stub sits inside the bar, it would take a good impact without damaging the mechanism. I mounted them flush with the outside of the body at first, then sunk them into the doors later. I found advantages to both ways but a flat door fits better sunken in. Anyway, it worked out to be a good prototype. I've got someone who wants a tube door with a nascar look to it (outer is flush to the door with the mid section widened out to the body and heavily re-enforced). On paper it looks great, so I may ditch these in favor of this new design.

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  2. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Nice man. your truck is really lookin' crisp. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    nice, really look cool, send me a set seriously the best ive seen.
     
  4. BorregoK5

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    I was going to copy your "Jeep..." tag line and make a bumper sticker for my truck... that or a license plate frame. I get more Jeeps to come out on the trails with me using it, and they always put on a show too. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    dude. snap us a pic of that front bumper. daddy like /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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