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Wheeling doors

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by Topdown, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. Topdown

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    Ok, so after seeing all the yota's with the U shaped cut-outs in thier doors I am thinking about cutting into my "old" (the doors currently on my blazer) and making a set of wheeling doors when I put the new doors on...

    Anyone ever made a set? Thoughts?
     
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    just go to the tube doors dude. Lighter, easier to put on, give ya a better view etc. I pivoted off a big old tree on mine this weekend... a purdy chopped door just woulda got mashed.

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    Here are mine. Not pretty, and they don't hold up well when you get up against a tree with them. I am ditching mine and going to build new 1/2 doors out of 2" angle iron or something like that, and then skin them w/ sheetmetal. I am hoping that they will be a little more sturdy like that.
     
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    Here are mine. Not pretty, and they don't hold up well when you get up against a tree with them. I am ditching mine and going to build new 1/2 doors out of 2" angle iron or something like that, and then skin them w/ sheetmetal. I am hoping that they will be a little more sturdy like that.
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    Hey dude, how did your top get all smashed, looks almost like you rolled it /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    ya i second the fact that regular doors turned into half doors just get mashed....mine are about destroyed
     
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    ya ryan, go tube doors /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Im gonna get a lil 120 mig welder, and one of those cheap tube benders from harbor freight....me and a buddy made his in an evening for his toyota...they work awesome....better then No doors /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Hey dude, how did your top get all smashed, looks almost like you rolled it /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    Something like that... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    Yeah, I would vote on some homemade jobbers rather than cutting the factory ones, unless you want to build some sort of a steel frame inside them to sturdy them up a little bit.
     
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    Ryan, I plan to make some half doors for mine too. Lets share ideas. I have a picture of a 1st gen one but not a closeup shot.
     
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    unless you want to build some sort of a steel frame inside them to sturdy them up a little bit.

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    Yes, you have to make an internal frame for them. That's really not that hard.
     

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