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Old July 4th, 2012, 04:17 AM
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Doorless...hmmm.

Took the doors and tailgate off. Whadda think of the look? I like hanging the leg out but need a second opinion(s).
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Old July 4th, 2012, 05:38 AM
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I did the same thing to my 90 awhile back, im not a fan of the no door look. the door openings are to square to look right.

But to each there own
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Old July 4th, 2012, 05:44 AM
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I love it, it's better than using the A/C, but my wife will not get into my truck with the doors off, so I had to put them back on.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 05:50 AM
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I did the same thing to my 90 awhile back, im not a fan of the no door look. the door openings are to square to look right.

But to each there own
I agree, too square.

It may look a little better if the original sills were on the truck instead of rock sliders though. To me it looks odd to not have the AA Yellow body color continuous along the length of the truck.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Old July 4th, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Strange, but kinda neat...I'd try it for awhile.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 10:52 AM
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I think it would be cool to make a kind of frame door...just the front section and a bar that goes across to the door latch so that you have a kind of cage frame...might make the wife and the local police happy...also that way you or your passenger shouldn't fall out yet you can still hang your leg out...as it turns out I may have a cheap pair of door bottoms to make them out of..
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Old July 4th, 2012, 10:29 PM
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Haha. You mean like this?
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Old July 4th, 2012, 11:56 PM
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Huff is planning to fab tube doors for his 90.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 09:23 AM
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I think it would be cool to make a kind of frame door...just the front section and a bar that goes across to the door latch so that you have a kind of cage frame...might make the wife and the local police happy...also that way you or your passenger shouldn't fall out yet you can still hang your leg out...as it turns out I may have a cheap pair of door bottoms to make them out of..
Here are some I had made in '98. Took these pics for Cred a while ago when he was thinking about having some fabbed... Can't take anymore pics now b/c they are out getting sandblasted/powder coated, along with most everything else since I am "freshening" my 90 up after 18 years of hard living

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Old July 5th, 2012, 09:48 AM
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yep...thats exactly what I was thinking about...if I have a 90 instead of a 110 I would definitely have a set of these..way cool..

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Haha. You mean like this?

Nah... I want someting good looking and cool...like on a Land Rover...not a CHEEP...LOL..
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Old July 5th, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Somewhere around here there is a picture of series doors that someone replaced the door skin with a metal grid...best of both worlds?
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Old July 5th, 2012, 10:12 AM
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I think it would be pretty awesome if someone would make some Defender SOFT doors - like on a soft-top HMMWV. See below:

http://www.nf6x.net/wp/wp-content/up...012/02/p15.jpg

They are aluminum solid 1/4" tube framed with just a vinyl covering - weigh about 5 pounds each. Pain in the butt to close but they are super light and easy to remove. Anyone ever seen anything like this on a Defender?
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Old July 5th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Took the doors and tailgate off. Whadda think of the look? I like hanging the leg out but need a second opinion(s).
To each his own, but my .02 cents - no thanks. Agree with the 'too square' sentiment.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 11:44 AM
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There are threads on here about tube doors that Rover Accessories use to sell before they went out of business. You may be able to buy a set off of someone. The lock(?) mechanism was dead simple, just being a spring loaded pull pin that went behind the locking latch.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Somewhere around here there is a picture of series doors that someone replaced the door skin with a metal grid...best of both worlds?
Those are under the Custom Mods tab- vented doors http://www.defendersource.com/mod/door.html


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There are threads on here about tube doors that Rover Accessories use to sell before they went out of business. You may be able to buy a set off of someone. The lock(?) mechanism was dead simple, just being a spring loaded pull pin that went behind the locking latch.

I used OEM LR latches for easy mounting.

Good luck if somebody decides to make a few sets of the doors... We LOVE ours!

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Old July 5th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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A thread about how it looks to run a Defender without doors?
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Old July 6th, 2012, 03:28 AM
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Thanks for the post guys. I am not sure if I am a fan or not of the no doors yet. I do like the openess but I also have just the tire carrier on and no tailgate so I don't have very many places to put things without worrying about them fall out. I am working on a set of doors for the next project. The die was ordered and they may be in 1 inch square steel. I have an idea of how I want them to look so stay tuned and having them be utlitarian as the Humvee picture may be an option using your soft top door tops.
On a side note I am not a fan of the stock sills just by themselves as the thought of getting T boned in the truck with nothing more than aluminum and a galvy piece of metal unnerves me so please be safe and if you are going to run sills, run the steps with them as that is still more protection than just sills....my two cents.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 07:39 PM
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I love the doorless look. But I am planning on having tube doors fabbed for a bit of extra safety. Last time I ran without doors on the trail my daughter felt like she was going to fall out. She requested "something" to brace her leg against to keep her firmly in the seat. Tube doors would do nicely.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 01:17 AM
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I love the doorless look. But I am planning on having tube doors fabbed for a bit of extra safety. Last time I ran without doors on the trail my daughter felt like she was going to fall out. She requested "something" to brace her leg against to keep her firmly in the seat. Tube doors would do nicely.
Im on board for some tube doors. Who you planning on having fab them up? Wolf maybe?
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