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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-20-2008, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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scrap steel + boredom + free time

ok so we all how how things happen to my truck when i get bored. so on wednesday night i got bored and choped my door hinges for removeable doors during my camping trip. it was great to not have doors again. but with kids in the truck, i didn't want them to fall out so i took it really easy. and i got pretty tippy at one point by myself and almost fell out of the truck (yes i know, "that's what seatbelts are for") so last night i started fabbing ( AGIAN ) and this is what i came up with.

here's the truck without the doors on it


here is the frame after a final test fitting


and here's the product for



and yes i know they are blue,( i just didn't have enough of any other color so that is just temp)

and eventually i'm going to do the outside in solid diamond plating, i'm just waiting cause i may alter the desing of them a bit

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-20-2008, 09:31 PM
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looks good. With out trucks you dont want to go doorless, you want atleast a tube door in there as the doors are a big part of the cabs structural integraty.




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You HAVE to do an outer skin of some kind, as your truck now says "Wheelers Fo" on the passenger side, not sure about the driver's.

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yeah i'm gonna get some more paint and move the website to the bedside, that way it's still visible with the doors on or off

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to do: front spacers for this summer, collect parts for SAS
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Just throw some skin on the tube doors and paint them up




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i can't do anymore welding until next month with the power bill and all. but i was planning on moving it anyway

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custom front bumper w/ reciever, double tube rear bumper, nerf bars turned into sliders, double tube roll bar, american racing wheels (prototypes), 285/75r Pro comp X-Terrains, 3" body lift, custom 5" rear lift, custom skids

to do: front spacers for this summer, collect parts for SAS
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I see.




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looks good. With out trucks you dont want to go doorless, you want atleast a tube door in there as the doors are a big part of the cabs structural integraty.
I have yet to see a tube door that provided anything structural
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Haha...yeah...they sit in there too loose to really keep the cab from flexing. And mine are commercially built!
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I still would want them in, and i am sure they help out a shit load when you roll.




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I agree that if you go no doors, you will need tube doors or a bar coming off an interior roll cage just for protection. Rock really don't forgive!!

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