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Old January 8th, 2016, 02:50 PM
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Was considering a new rear door, anyone have any experience with them?
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Old January 8th, 2016, 02:53 PM
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Old January 8th, 2016, 02:56 PM
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If it were me, I would do the full galv door: DEFENDER 90 110 FULLY GALV STEEL REAR DOOR OE SPEC
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Old January 8th, 2016, 02:57 PM
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thanks, seems like only rocky has ordered but didn't comment on quality ect.

I am in between NTO and New. NTO means I will have to strip them down anyway to paint, and I don't think the door cards and misc parts are all that expensive but I am interested in the most reasonable path to galvanized/steel doors
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I used their front and middle shells on two recent builds with positive results. A few holes, namely for the door handles, needed to be relieved with a deburring bit, but overall they were awesome quality. I would definitely use them again.

As for NTO vs building, there are a whole lot of parts inside these doors and they will definitely 'nickel and dime' you to death. NTO, even if you have to disassemble and reassemble, will almost always be your cheapest option. If you have existing doors and plan to transfer the guts over to a new shell, I'd really only expect to re-use the lock/handle linkages, latch, glass and regulators. The felts and filler strips are almost always junk (assuming you don't fudge them on removal) and the rest of the parts are normally weathered to the point where you'll want to replace them. Just my experience.

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I used their front and middle shells on two recent builds with positive results. A few holes, namely for the door handles, needed to be relieved with a deburring bit, but overall they were awesome quality. I would definitely use them again.

As for NTO vs building, there are a whole lot of parts inside these doors and they will definitely 'nickel and dime' you to death. NTO, even if you have to disassemble and reassemble, will almost always be your cheapest option. If you have existing doors and plan to transfer the guts over to a new shell, I'd really only expect to re-use the lock/handle linkages, latch, glass and regulators. The felts and filler strips are almost always junk (assuming you don't fudge them on removal) and the rest of the parts are normally weathered to the point where you'll want to replace them. Just my experience.

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Appreciate that response, I had done some research but overall couldn't really nail down PP; so Puma NTO would be ideal if my glass is a bit worse for wear and other parts are questionable.

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I have bought from SP several times. Rear doors are a lot easier to assemble than the fronts and 2nd rows.
Building front doors from piles of parts sucks.
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If it were me, I would do the full galv door: DEFENDER 90 110 FULLY GALV STEEL REAR DOOR OE SPEC
Thats exactly what I did.

Well packaged even had extra foam on corners outside the shipping box.
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