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This is how far I have gotten, still have to grind the weld down along the seam and put an interior panel on it (will be sheetmetal with rolled beads in it, probably riveted on). The tube has a support going to the bottom of the door on the underside of the tube, and the diamondplate is 14 gauge. The latch, which is really just a button, was the biggest pain so far, gonna hate duplicating it on the drivers side door. I am going to use the stock rubber trim to line the edge at the top of the door, and eventually make some soft doors so that I can leave these on all summer.

What do yall think? And does anyone have any cool ideas on anything else to do to them?

The drivers side one is dented up quite a bit on the outer sheetmetal, but for $50 shipped for two doors, it was WELL worth it. Someone had posted here that there was a door on ebay for sale, I bid on it and won it for $1, asked the guy if he had the other one, he did so I have him $50 for both, he included the rubber seal, the latch (part that actually is the latch, not the handle), and the limiting thing that helps hold the doors open.
 

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Track down Steve Nivens in NorCal and ask him. He did the half door thing a long time ago.
 

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Tacoma747 said:
This is how far I have gotten, still have to grind the weld down along the seam and put an interior panel on it (will be sheetmetal with rolled beads in it, probably riveted on). The tube has a support going to the bottom of the door on the underside of the tube, and the diamondplate is 14 gauge. The latch, which is really just a button, was the biggest pain so far, gonna hate duplicating it on the drivers side door. I am going to use the stock rubber trim to line the edge at the top of the door, and eventually make some soft doors so that I can leave these on all summer.

What do yall think? And does anyone have any cool ideas on anything else to do to them?

The drivers side one is dented up quite a bit on the outer sheetmetal, but for $50 shipped for two doors, it was WELL worth it. Someone had posted here that there was a door on ebay for sale, I bid on it and won it for $1, asked the guy if he had the other one, he did so I have him $50 for both, he included the rubber seal, the latch (part that actually is the latch, not the handle), and the limiting thing that helps hold the doors open.
Steve's have cup holders in them and they're padded ;)
 

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I've got some halfdoors for my Taco. BTW I am glad that someone got those doors off of E-bay. I got pissed when i found out that the link got deleted...

Anyway, When i made my doors i didn't want to remove the side impact door beam, so the line where mine is cut out follows that beam. To make the transfer easier Trace the cut from the passenger door onto cardboard, then cut it out, and tape it to the drivers side door and commence cutting. That's what i did for mine and they were really close. I put them side by side and made them perfectly symmetrical before i did anything else.

Got any other pictures of your doors? I'd send you some pics of mine, but they are burried in my shed...

Steve


http://www.norcalttora.com/gallery/bobrubicon04/amd

Found a pic
 

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I was thinking about doing a cupholder, but I am not sure if I will or not yet. As for padding, the round tube will have padding on it, but other than that they will be like they are. I wanted to go for more of a rounded cut look, it was a little more work to make the metal fit, but I am very happy with them so far. Most I have seen are squared cuts and I just never really liked them as much. As for cutting the other side, I taped them both out and measured as best I could, the other side has been cut up, not it just needs to have everything put on it. The thing I like about steve's doors, it would have been alot less work, and he still has the factory mirror attatched. I went ahead and cut the mirror place out on mine because the guy I bought the doors from didn't include the mirrors. As for removing the door bar, I didn't really want to remove it either (it is THICK, probably .156 or .180 wall, at least .120) but I wanted mine cut down lower so I didn't really have a choice. I think the plates and the bars I added in will be plenty strong, but my sliders should take the brunt of an impact if a car T-boned me.

Thanks for the suggestions guys.
 
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