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Old August 30th, 2011, 03:30 PM
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Wheelin with the doors off

This past weekend I was working on my truck and got a call about a few guys who wanted to wheel at an off road park nearby my home. I wan't really ready to go out since I had removed my doors so I could put on SW doors. I went out for a little wheelin with the doors off and realized that I really like it. I could site the lf front wheel during obstacles, the openness was nice and my 14 and 11 year old loved it as well as me.
I know it's a "Jeep Thing" but it was really an enjoyable experience that I would do again just for kicks. A harness would have been nice though!
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Old August 30th, 2011, 03:40 PM
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nice. truck looks good.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 03:48 PM
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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:12 PM
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Wheeling with the doors off is fun. Just don't do what I did, and decide to remove the A/C after having driven without doors for a while. When I put the doors back on I kind of regret it
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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:37 PM
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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:43 PM
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There are tube doors designed for the defender that Rover Accessories made. You might be able to buy a pair from someone on here. Does anyone know what happened to RA?
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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:46 PM
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Looks like fun! Now to fab up some rear view mirrors so you can run like that on the streets.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:48 PM
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The cheap way is to reverse mount a hinge with the mirror flipped (or use an old hinge)

x2 on the tube doors though.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 05:35 PM
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Tube doors.....hmmmmmmm
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Old August 30th, 2011, 06:52 PM
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I would love some tube doors for the summer and run my sw door during the winter.
Jonathon - Tube doors would be sweet! I'd buy em!
Josh- I didn't get hit by any branches but my son did. He rode in the back and wasn't paying attention a few times. It was very comical.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 08:08 PM
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I would love some tube doors for the summer and run my sw door during the winter.
Jonathon - Tube doors would be sweet! I'd buy em!
Need to come up with a universal design that doesn't look dumb.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 08:57 PM
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I know it's a "Jeep Thing"
Not really. I assumed everyone did this in SWB Land Rovers, at least sometimes.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 09:35 PM
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That is a great looking truck, especially with the boost wheels.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 09:47 PM
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Tube Doors

Greetings-

I saw that there was interest in tube style doors that don't suck, so I figured I'd post the "safari" doors I've been running during summer since '99. They are functional, sturdy, and good looking, IMHO. They use factory latches for the handles.

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Jay
ps- disregard the missing panels and hanging wires of the first picture- chasing ignition sparks the night before to isolate... ended up being the actual switch.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 09:52 PM
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Reminds me of Mike H.



That's a good looking truck what is about boosts that look so good.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 10:16 PM
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I dont know what happen to RA that made the tube doors that I have. But they bolt to both hinges and a spring loaded pin in the vertical postion that holds it against the door lock receiver(?).
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Old August 31st, 2011, 05:47 AM
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Here is a link from last year with more pics of the Rover Accessory doors. Chris had a few sets that look to be sold.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...cessories+tube
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Old August 31st, 2011, 07:37 AM
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Reminds me of Mike H.



That's a good looking truck what is about boosts that look so good.
I was thinking the same thing. Mike was nuts!

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This past weekend I was working on my truck and got a call about a few guys who wanted to wheel at an off road park nearby my home. I wan't really ready to go out since I had removed my doors so I could put on SW doors. I went out for a little wheelin with the doors off and realized that I really like it. I could site the lf front wheel during obstacles, the openness was nice and my 14 and 11 year old loved it as well as me.
I know it's a "Jeep Thing" but it was really an enjoyable experience that I would do again just for kicks. A harness would have been nice though!
Love your truck!
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Old August 31st, 2011, 07:43 AM
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Reminds me of Mike H.
Just a little. Make it 10 degrees and throw Clarence/Jay a lap blanket and I'd agree
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