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Posted 19 July 2005 - 11:39 PM
They use the stock door mounts as well as the stock door latch.
I really enjoy them, they come in handy when I'm offroading. They're A LOT lighter than the stock doors as well, so thats good as well. What are your opinions on tube doors? They DO make driving on the highway a little noiser than with conventional doors, but they help a bunch with creating wind and making me cooler in the heat. And YES I did travel all the way from Reno to the show with these puppies on! I didn't get pics up sooner as I wanted it to be a surprise for everyone at the show. I'll get more pics up soon.
Posted 19 July 2005 - 11:55 PM
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Posted 20 July 2005 - 09:20 AM
Tube doors are the next best thing.
However I have to wonder about the effect of the structural integrity of the unibody when the doors are removed?
I think a good compromise would be a cut down door?
( Planting ideas in someone's head...)
Posted 20 July 2005 - 12:01 PM
Posted 20 July 2005 - 02:45 PM
they are sweet though!
Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:09 PM
I wouldn't worry about the unibody when running without doors. People have been doing it with XJ's (Cherokee) for years.
If you do run doorless, get rocker panel protection!!!! I learned that the hard way. Doors don't fit quite right after the rockers fight with rocks!!!(but thats what the BFH is for, right?)
Posted 20 July 2005 - 05:16 PM
I was thinking of making a door similar to a Jeep's soft doors.
Posted 20 July 2005 - 07:16 PM
Tube doors kick @ss, and yours look well done.
Posted 21 July 2005 - 02:35 AM
The doors aren't a structural member. Otherwise, it would be difficult to poen them if you had one wheel up on a rock.
This is true. The body shouldn't be tweaking to the point that you are relying on the doors to keep it intact. That would mean that you are an East coaster.
I drove my Brat around for an entire summer without the doors on it, and suffered no ill effects.
Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:39 AM
You will notice a difference.
Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:12 AM
For foul weather and highway, you could add quick mount lexan or aluminum door skins with flush mount quater turn fasteners. Or maybe stock steel door skins and clear vinyl window with velcro? I think Summit has the fasteners and not too expensive.
Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:17 AM
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Posted 24 July 2005 - 04:08 AM
wearing WHITE pants!!! you crazy baffoon!
going without doors though... the unibody does get some structural support from the doors... especially in frontal crashes...
have you ever wondered why most minivans and some cars automaticly lock the doors when you get over a certain speed??? its not to stop children from getting outa the car... its to provide strength!
just thought i'd give my thoughts,
Posted 24 July 2005 - 05:14 PM
hey they are sweet! i saw you at the show with them... going into the bush and mud...
wearing WHITE pants!!! you crazy baffoon!
Thanks for enjoying them. I know about the pants I planned it that way. It's more fun with white pants cause you could tell that we were out and having fun. That and I didn't want to take the time to change.
Posted 24 July 2005 - 05:33 PM
The tubes worked great. Except for when i got stuck and flung rocks at me
Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:21 AM
Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:28 AM
Nice job Jibs! Those doors are sweet! But hows the brushing!!! LOL!
It's great! It was a lot of fun going through those narrow trails at the show, with all the Broom bushes so close to the path.
Posted 17 August 2005 - 07:42 PM
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 09:27 AM
cool... That brat is turning into a wicked offroad machine. Tho I do like to keep the interior clean in mine... And they would prolly be completely illagel in Australia.
Yeah I can tell I'm gonna be cleaning a lot with these doors on. I put seat covers on to keep those as nice and clean as possible, I might put another seat cover over the ones on there as well. Where I live here in Nevada, It was legal to run without any doors at all. I called the DMV and asked they said I could run without doors or anything. It varies from state to state, cause when I went up to WCSS7 in Washington, they have rules saying that I HAD to have to have doors, so that's why I got these tube doors.
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