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Rezarf
06-07-2011, 10:09 AM
I am gonna cut down a set of doors I have into half doors and I am looking for a little inspiration. I have looked over on mud to see what they have to offer, but there are a lot of hack jobs over there.

I would like to:
Keep the factory lines
Keep the factory handles
Keep the interior handles/locks but move them.
Make a spot for speakers
Make a map pocket or similar for storage

I am wondering two things specifically...

1. How would fill the top section once the door is cut? I am thinking of a thin 3x1" tubing?

2. How would you go about using/recreating interior door panels?

thanks in advance-:thumb:

AHorseThief
06-07-2011, 10:17 AM
Whoever chopped down the set of half doors I have screwed a nice wooden piece to the top section. At first I thought it was kinda goofy, but it's starting to grow on me. :dunno:

I'll see if I can get some pictures of them posted up tonight.

Rezarf
06-07-2011, 12:41 PM
Thanks, I am going to go with steel for sure, but you have peaked my intrest.

Hulk
06-07-2011, 02:56 PM
Here are pictures of my Paki doors:

http://rustybrain.com/gallery2/d/251-2/doors_inside.JPG

http://rustybrain.com/gallery2/d/303-2/mirror_01_OEMsofttop.JPG

http://rustybrain.com/gallery2/d/307-2/mirror_02_Mount_holes.JPG

I have more photos somewhere.

ScaldedDog
06-07-2011, 04:24 PM
If you don't mind an infidel 4Runner guy posting, here's (http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109104) a Pirate thread I started on mine ages ago.

Mark

farnhamstj
06-07-2011, 08:59 PM
What about using a metal tech tube door and weld the factory outer skin to it, as to appear factory from the outside?

AHorseThief
06-07-2011, 09:24 PM
As promised, my ghetto fab half door. It was chopped and then the wooden arm rest was screwed to a board that slides inside the two door halves. This board was then screwed in place from both sides.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/5810012911_39a16060c8.jpg

I'm planning on refinishing the wood, likely with some black satin stain and sealing it up, mostly to keep any splinters out of my arms.

Rezarf
06-07-2011, 10:39 PM
Thanks guys. Matt those Paki's are amazing. I love the interior section.