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Old January 14th, 2014, 04:04 PM
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Tube doors?

Does anybody know where to get or who to call to make driver and passenger tube door for a 1995 D90?
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Old January 14th, 2014, 04:09 PM
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I woke up this morning thinking about tube doors. I too am interested but I will probably fab up my own.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 05:17 PM
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On my 'to make' list once I get the dash & rebuild finished.....
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Old January 14th, 2014, 05:19 PM
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To my knowledge the only company to make tube doors was Rover Accessories which are no longer around. I have a set of theirs and they are pretty cool, dead simple to bolt on and what have you. Wolf was looking into making some up to sell and that is that last I know of anyone making or looking into making any.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 05:24 PM
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Have Brewie212 make them.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 05:47 PM
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To my knowledge the only company to make tube doors was Rover Accessories which are no longer around. I have a set of theirs and they are pretty cool, dead simple to bolt on and what have you. Wolf was looking into making some up to sell and that is that last I know of anyone making or looking into making any.
I believe there was a liability concern.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 06:35 PM
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Be patient fellas and I will do my best to get you some by summertime!
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Old January 14th, 2014, 08:10 PM
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Keep in mind the two different latches/catches

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Or just use a slam catch but not sure if that'd pass DOT inspection.... did also think that some 'lift off' hinges would be good too, would make a quick 'plug & play' change over then.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 08:52 PM
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I'm sure any decent fabricator could do it for you, but I don't really see why anyone would want them.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 08:55 PM
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As far as I know doors aren't an inspect-able item. If your getting your truck inspected one should be taking certain items off their truck and putting items back on their truck when getting inspected. Years ago when I had those grill cages on my rear lights on my 109 it failed inspection, told me that you arent suppose to have them on at all. Well we all know how that goes.
As long as you have seatbelts you can have tube doors on or no doors at all.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 09:01 PM
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As far as I know doors aren't an inspect-able item. If your getting your truck inspected one should be taking certain items off their truck and putting items back on their truck when getting inspected. Years ago when I had those grill cages on my rear lights on my 109 it failed inspection, told me that you arent suppose to have them on at all. Well we all know how that goes.
As long as you have seatbelts you can have tube doors on or no doors at all.
What are you basing this on? Every state has different state inspection requirements. In Va both front doors are inspected as part of the annual safety inspection.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 10:40 PM
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What are you basing this on? Every state has different state inspection requirements. In Va both front doors are inspected as part of the annual safety inspection.
Inspected for what? In NY you have to have doors or a sill which will prevent stuff from rolling out. I don't think there is anything in the PA manual that would apply.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 11:07 PM
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As far as I know doors aren't an inspect-able item. If your getting your truck inspected one should be taking certain items off their truck and putting items back on their truck when getting inspected. Years ago when I had those grill cages on my rear lights on my 109 it failed inspection, told me that you arent suppose to have them on at all. Well we all know how that goes.
As long as you have seatbelts you can have tube doors on or no doors at all.


What are you basing this on? Every state has different state inspection requirements. In Va both front doors are inspected as part of the annual safety inspection.
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They are not difficult to make, it's how to make them look good and be universal between latching mechs, and have a decent price to boot. I have handed that potential project off to Jeff Huff and Lelo Fab. Quite honesty, it's like trying to put soft doors on a Bronco, they have those cheesy fiberglass inserts. With a square door opening it's hard to make them look half decent...

Ultimately, what's the real difference between a tube door and a ST door bottom? Slightly increased trail visibility? Is it even worth it?
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Old January 15th, 2014, 08:11 AM
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Pics of the old Rover Accessories doors. http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=25981 I would agree with Wolf, ST 1/2 is just find. If your looking for airflow... -Jeff
I like that one. I was just thinking about it while reading through this thread.
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Old January 15th, 2014, 12:19 PM
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To me it was the added benefit of airflow. Especially when you are in stop and go traffic on tarmac and off tarmac.

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They are not difficult to make, it's how to make them look good and be universal between latching mechs, and have a decent price to boot. I have handed that potential project off to Jeff Huff and Lelo Fab. Quite honesty, it's like trying to put soft doors on a Bronco, they have those cheesy fiberglass inserts. With a square door opening it's hard to make them look half decent...

Ultimately, what's the real difference between a tube door and a ST door bottom? Slightly increased trail visibility? Is it even worth it?
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Old January 15th, 2014, 04:56 PM
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Pics of the old Rover Accessories doors. http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=25981 I would agree with Wolf, ST 1/2 is just find. If your looking for airflow... -Jeff
Anyone else think that would look great galvanized?
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Old January 16th, 2014, 08:02 AM
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Was messing around with photoshop awhile back when I was wanting some tube doors but wasnt sure how good they would look. I think doors like these would look pretty good. My main issue was not having the truck look like two floating halves, being that the door opening is square at the bottom, unlike a Jeeps. Thats why I drew in the sill panel.

However, its all a moot point until I get my truck back from DHS. Just thought you guys might want to see my idea.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 09:20 AM
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How hard would it be to make something like this?

http://www.quadratec.com/products/11146_201_07.htm
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Old January 16th, 2014, 11:16 AM
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I so so so want a pair of these.....have been lusting for quite some time...count me in
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