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Removable Doors?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wolfgang123, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Aug 25, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    wolfgang123

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    I have only seen one so far. I can't remember whose it was though.

    I want to do that to my '88.

    I say go for it!!
     
  3. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    yea i think i will order them tonight
     
  4. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    :popcorn:

    I have to see how this one turns out...
     
  5. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    whats that suppose to mean..haha i just want to be able to stick my leg out the door while doing 80mph on the highway thats all...jk
     
  6. Aug 25, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    i wont go wheeling with them off. thats why i am buying quick release hinges...i all need to do is find a connector that i can use to i dont have to worry about the wires. any one got any ideas on those
     
  7. Aug 25, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    ive thought about making them
    it'll be a hellova lot cheaper than buying the door hinges
     
  8. Aug 25, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    yea but then i always have the options to go back to stock hinges
     
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    well you can buy new hinges on ebay for ~14 bucks each and mod them
     
  10. Aug 25, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    what about speaker wires? i guess yalls windows arent auto, auto locks... if u had a couple of these options i would be difficult to be able to reinstall the door and have everything work, IMO
     
  11. Aug 25, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    yupp rite behing that kick pannel
    should be the plug with 2 wires going to it
    (unless your rich and have power windows, and power locks, ect)
     
  12. Aug 25, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    no i dont have power locks or windows or mirrors, i found this:

    "To get the old factory pin out without a fuss, cut it in half as it sits in the hinge, then take a cold chisel and start tapping around the edge of the top of the pin. (The hinges should be removed from teh vehicle first.) This should start to pry the pin upwards, then, when you clear the swege marks on the pin you can just pull it out. Repeat for the bottom half.
    If you manage to cut your hinges and then force out the stock pin without ing up the brash bushing, then you can use a 5/16 (.3125") dia. x 2" long grip length pin perfectly. The stock door hinge bushings are 8mm (0.315" dia). My passanger's door hinges worked out this way and it works awesome! This works so well I can hardly believe it. The pin is upside down on the top hinge because there isn't enough room to drop it down through the top due to the shape of the door's edge. A sharp eye will notice that the lower bolt head on the door's half of the hinge is ground down. This is so you can clear the pin's shoulder by the bolt. It had to be done to get a straight up shot for the pin. Also when doing it this way you can retain the factory brass bushing which will keep the door tight and have that OEM fell. My driver's door's brass bushings in both hinges cracked when we tried to pull the stock pin so we had to drill them out to 3/8" and use a 3/8" Pin or bolt with the head ground down. This eventually wears on the hinges and Ifinally ended up replacing them with some I could use a 5/16 pin in."

    taken form here: http://www.yotatech.com/f131/door-harness-quick-disconnect-127409/

    i am going to do the mod this weekend

    EDIT: i also found this: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=775832

    if i can find the right connectors i will do all this is weekend maybe a little write up
     
  13. Aug 25, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    sweet dude

    you should do a wrightup on how you did it and take plenty of pics when you do it

    oh and one more thing is it leagal to drive around with no doors???
    i kno i see jeeps do it all the time but is it legal for a truck to do it?
     
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    those tube doors, while badass looking, seem pretty useless to me for a street rig. they wont keep anything out in terms of dust, water, or mud. why not buy half doors?
     
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    i dont want to do half doors, you might as well have no doors. i want to have the ability to put the stock doors back.
     
  17. Aug 25, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    right, im saying half doors instead of tube doors, since tube doors really only protect you from boulders coming in.
     
  18. Aug 26, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    yea that would make sence but i would rather have no doors at all, and at 200 bucks i dont think i can find doors for anything around that price then i have to buy supplies to mod the door.
     
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    so all you would need is the quick release door hinges, then you could take your doors on and off, right?
     
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