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Old August 10th, 2013, 12:11 AM
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Any thoughts on this project

The guy cut his SW door in half and made a swinging tailgate.
Any thoughts and or opinions?
I'm switching from a SW to a soft top so the top half would have no value to me anyways.

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Old August 10th, 2013, 12:15 AM
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The guy cut his SW door in half and made a swinging tailgate.
Any thoughts and or opinions?
I'm switching from a SW to a soft top so the top half would have no value to me anyways.

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=23597
Did this on my Series. But I used a crap door to start with so didnt mind sawzalling it.

It's a Rover, not a Ferrari...I say go for it.
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Old August 10th, 2013, 12:22 AM
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My rear door isn't a thing of beauty so no tears will be shed if it gets ruined. I posted this as a sanity check. What did you do for the capping and the inside?
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Old August 10th, 2013, 12:25 AM
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My rear door isn't a thing of beauty so no tears will be shed if it gets ruined. I posted this as a sanity check. What did you do for the capping and the inside?
I purchased some aluminum angle at my local Ace Hardware, just drilled and riveted it on. Nothing fancy I assure you! Inside I just left as-is.
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Old August 10th, 2013, 12:27 AM
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Mine is the same way and it works fine.
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Old August 10th, 2013, 12:31 AM
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Tailgates are so cheap especially if you sell your door seems silly not to fit one rather than the ugly cut down door.
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Old August 10th, 2013, 12:31 AM
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Thanks guys! Bustin out the grinder and the cutting wheel next week! I don't think my tailgate would fetch much so I might as well give it a try unless somebody has a drop down tailgate that the want to sell me.
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Here's another guy who did it. His thread is about some major rework of a 130, but down through the photos is his rear door chop.
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...0-pic-up-truck
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Am I just a dufus or is the bottom half the easy half?

How do you plan on closing up the top half?
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Old August 10th, 2013, 09:11 AM
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Am I just a dufus or is the bottom half the easy half?

How do you plan on closing up the top half?
Generally I use it in a no top / soft-top situation. But I'm sure you could use a clamshell top as well.
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Old August 10th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Funny I was thinking of this and gave my ratty SW door away :slapshead: (maybe he will let me take it back since it is too far shot for his truck).

My thinking is you can keep the spare tire on the door and reinforce the frame and hinges if needed. I just caged the 110 so the rear tub is solid now. I was never 100% with the tailgate/spare tire rack on the ST 90. Seemed like it rattle even with new bushings and greased up. Plus it will keep the tire in closer with a little less overhang.
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Generally I use it in a no top / soft-top situation. But I'm sure you could use a clamshell top as well.
Wait a minute...I think I am a doofus.

Sure you'd need to add a hinge but why not make the top half swing separately..."Dutch door" kind of thing?
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Old August 10th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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Wait a minute...I think I am a doofus.

Sure you'd need to add a hinge but why not make the top half swing separately..."Dutch door" kind of thing?
You are not a doofus, you are an out of the box thinker.
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