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Subie Half Doors, Anybody run them...

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#1 4RnrRick


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Posted 04 October 2004 - 10:04 PM

Just curious if any of you Subie owners run half doors?

If you don't know what I mean, here is a picture of the ones I run on my 4runner during the summer.....



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Posted 04 October 2004 - 10:21 PM

why are those good?

#3 rallyruss


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Posted 04 October 2004 - 10:35 PM

why are those good?

easier to hang out and check the terrain? gives you that wind blown look? its different? I dont know but I like em.

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 10:38 PM

I started a pair last fall and never finished them. Just one more unfinished project laying around the garage!

#5 Adam N.D.J.

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 12:55 AM

Mine are started and sitting in the shed right now, didn't get them done this summer though, had too much other stuff going on, will be done by next summer though. Maybe sooner, who needs sleep any ways.

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 03:54 AM

I am fabricating a tubular frame set, plan to have them ready for the East Coast 2nd annual show at Carlsile.

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 09:28 AM

why are those good?

When out on the trails you often need to lean out and look at the line you are trying to stay on :) With a half door you can really lean out and see under where your tires are and how to best hit the obsitcle.

I saw on TWB Fabrication's site he said half doors soon to come. That would be pretty spiffy; get crack'n TWB! :lol: One of these days I'll just grab some from the junkyard and take my grinder with a cut off wheel to them :brow:

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 09:55 AM

Those are slick. Very nice, i'd take them. But no, never actually seen anyone w/ them.

the more homemade they are, the more hillbilly they are, and therefore the cooler they are!

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 09:58 AM

The coolest ones I've seen had cup holders built into them.

I've thought about it, but backed off cuz I don't wanna fill my interior with mud.

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 10:14 AM

Yeah, mine for my 4runner have cup holders :) and a relocated door handle...... For anyone that is interested, here is a post about me building mine for the Toyota (might give you guys some ideas.....) http://www.pirate4x4...ad.php?t=225825

Oh and if I was to ever do it again, I would keep the upper window frames so you can make snap on canvas to keep you warm and dry on the way to the trail.....

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 10:36 AM

I"m With Zapper.....

I Saw the Cup Holder Style as well.....Plan on Doing a set....For My BEAST....

But These are for a True Trail Rig, not something you drive dailey accept in summer....:)

I liked all the different ones We got to see At the Rubicon last August......:)

One of these Days I'll come up with an Original Idea For a Subaru...... :burnout:

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 11:08 AM

subaru does not use window frames, as does not gm older

snaps, velcro, magnets, duck tape for us!

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 11:44 AM

Sorry, I did not realize that all Subura's didn't have window frames....

I also forgot to mention that I did have a set of tube doors for the 4runner but they threw a lot up crap up into the cab and then I made my sheetmetal half doors. After I ran those once - I sold the tube doors...... The sheetmetal doors are was less drafty.

So anyone got pictrues of there halfdoors? Because I haven't found a single one on a Subaru....

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 01:11 PM

I wish I had a picture of (one of) my old VW bus(es) from Manhattan Beach, CA. We welded all the doors shut, cut it off at the beltline, made a hinged tailgate and cut the front doors down, a'la Jeep. It had 10" wide mudders on the rear and went anywhere. Looked like a bathtub with a split windshield.

Jaws dropped when we came flying over a dune in that thing. Had swivel cupholders mounted on the dash (from the local marina). Too bad Subaru had only the 360 in those days, with something to replace the VW forty horse she woulda really flown as light as she was.

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 01:29 PM

If I get to build another Soob, I'd probably do a race style cage to protect from side impacts and just go door-less and hatchless in dry weather. Doors and hatches weigh as much as camping gear and tools.

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 01:22 AM

would love to have a set. but i work too much to do a lot of fab work myself. i was probably going to end up making tube or square frame mesh doors. that way i have something a lot cooler for the hotter months in Yuma, AZ... I'd love to have a nice set like those for the summer though!


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Posted 12 April 2007 - 03:19 AM

hey i made a set for mine it took me all in all about 3 days they look great and i am in the process of making snap covers for them i will post some picks (ps i onley did the front 2 dont need passengers falling out)lol Rob

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:14 AM

What is Exactly the Main Purpose of those Half Doors? :confused:

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:51 PM

What is Exactly the Main Purpose of those Half Doors? :confused:

while offroading, you can lean out and see the terrain under your tires.

I just take my doors off....
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 03:43 PM

while offroading, you can lean out and see the terrain under your tires.

I just take my doors off....
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 03:55 PM

What is Exactly the Main Purpose of those Half Doors? :confused:

They keep your beer cans from falling out and littering the county side:lol:

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 04:00 PM

heres what I got

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by gutting all 4 doors and the hatch you save 200 lbs, makes a difference

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