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Opening Access Doors wider?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mjullner, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Aug 12, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    Mjullner

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    Has anyone modified the Access cab extension doors to open wider, possibly something along the lines the Titans King cab is capable of. I know that it will entail a fair amount of work, I'm just wondering if anyone has seen any kits or custom mods in this direction.
     
  2. Aug 12, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    Nice idea. Haven't seen it done though.:(
     
  3. Aug 13, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    No one has heard or seen this before? I can't believe I'm the first to consider this.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    To be honest, I've never seen the need to open them wider than they go.... I already get full unblocked access to the rear of the cab stock o.0
     
  5. Aug 13, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    Janster

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    Same here...

    Dunno how much wider you could open them without it hitting the bed or scruffing againest something else.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    I've never needed them to open wider than they already do..
     
  7. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Well, while it is certainly possible to live with the doors as they are, a wider opening would be handy. Maybe not the wider part so much as when the door is open you don't have a foot and a half of door keeping you away from the cab.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I still don't really see the point but... eh.

    What I did think of today that would be cool though, is if the access doors were to slide open kinda like a minivan, just pop out the 7" or so and slide back to the bed (when the front is open of course). That way you could get to the back of the cab easier when parked next to someone or in your garage, ect. That would be useful to me, not swinging wider....
     
  9. Aug 14, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    I do like that idea of sliding like a minivan door. A bit more work but if it has to all be done custom then why not?
     
  10. Aug 14, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    That would be cool. There are lots of times that it's difficult to open the front and access doors because the car next to you hasn't left enough room to get around the access doors once they are open.
     
  11. Aug 15, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    I concur- The sliding thing would be pretty nifty in those cases...but the opening past 90 degrees seems like it wouldn't be helpful- I can get into the truck except in the rare instance when I'm parked close to someone and can't open the door all the way.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    lambo door mod on the access doors lol
     
  13. Aug 15, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    It seems that the only way to get the door to open wider would be to have a double option hinge. the first option is like it is now, hinges at the level of the door frame. the 2nd option, maybe by releasing a lever - the door would slide out on 2 extension rods and the hinge pivot point would be away from the door frame and allow the door to swing back around fully parallel with the vehicle.

    This would work best if the option 1 door swing was at its fullest opening position and then the lever is pulled for option 2. the extension rods would have to be very strong because of the door cantilever affect when opened fully in option 2 and the fact that kids will be swinging on the doors lol.

    just guessing I think the rods would have to be 4 or 5 inches for the door to make it past the outer body panel point and swing fully around
     
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