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Old October 2nd, 2012, 04:28 PM
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fiberglass doors?

ok one more door question.

anyone on here have any experience or opinions on fiberglass doors?

i found this guy in the UK....seems like a nice guy...he is from texas actually

http://www.amaservices.biz/#/shop/45...-doors/2950797

Im sure the doors would feel lighter but id like to put some sound Barrier and insulation in the doors anyway.....im sure i could add a little weight to make them feel better......

no rust ever!

what do you guys think?
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 10:00 PM
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For that money. I spend a bit more and buy a new galvanized one. 2007 and up. Unless you really like fiberglass. Same with the bonnet. Some like, i prefer the original ones.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 10:07 PM
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I'd rather have metal. Try for doors with galvy frames
http://www.ashtreelandrover.com/Doors.html
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 10:11 PM
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Yep cheaper and better. ( i my opinion).
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per door?

do you guys know if there price is per door or for the pair?

also anyone ever shipped from them to the states? any idea on shipping costs?

thanks
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Looking at it isn't that price for a pair of doors?



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I went back and read it again that is for a pair
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 10:52 PM
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hmm, 500GBP a pair and no dents (and lightweight to boot) with no rust issues. i could be tempted.

and they'd ship with less risk and weight.
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yes i see that the fiberglass doors are for the pair..........
But is the ashtree galvanized door price per door or for a pair?


the guy making the fiberglass doors says he is almost finished with the moulds for middle row doors as well..........

I just wish i could see them in person on a truck and feel them.........i may have to be my own ginny pig........
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Found my invoice from a year ago half doors 130 pounds each and glazed tops 65 pounds each
Doors came already etched primed which saves a step....
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 10:32 AM
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They look real nice.
Have you installed them on your truck yet?
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:42 AM
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Hi Rocky,
I have a few questions. How much was shipping? What are the doors listed as on the invoice. PN? Their site doesn't list a half door for the D90 but I "assume" the series 3 door is the same, No?
Oh yeah, and what Kolton asked. How do they fit?
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I think it depends heavily on the construction of the fiberglass.

If it's chopped strand mat sprayed into a negative mold, the impact strength is extremely low. It would probably crack in half the first time you tapped a tree.

If it's high fiber content fabric/roving VARTM or vacuum bagged, then it's probably superior to aluminum or steel of equivalent thickness.

My guess is on the former. These things are usually constructed as cheaply as possible, which is bad news for composites.
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Found my invoice from a year ago half doors 130 pounds each and glazed tops 65 pounds each
Doors came already etched primed which saves a step....
Sure, but those are Series doors.... The Defender doors are £412.50 a pop.
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This is copied from him


Features: *Top quality 403L rated stainless steel inserts in both the hinge and door top mounting areas. *Highest quality gel-coat, resin, both 300 & 600 weight chop-strand fiberglass mat, and extra heavy duty roven-woven strengthening weave to perserve each door's integrity. After intensive research into the market, I can safely claim that these doors are the best available, without a doubt. So, the choice is yours, you can purchase an ally-skinned door that will be corroded in a year due to the skin's inherent reaction with the steel framework, you can buy an inferior quality, heavy steel replacement door and wait for it to rust quietly away, or you can buy one of our newly re-designed, lightweight GRP replacement doors and go offroading for years to come worry free. Thanks for looking!
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Sure, but those are Series doors.... The Defender doors are £412.50 a pop.
Yup. Thats the way I read it to. That's serious coin.
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Well if it is per pair it might be worth to try is. If you don't like it or they crack you can always go back. Is there any warranty on cracking? It sounds good, but fiberglass doors sounds like a kit car to me. But it might be much better then steel, or alu. I have no idea. Let us know if you buy them and how you like them.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:25 PM
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i am currently waiting for him to finish the moulds he is making for the the middle row doors......says he will give me a package deal for all four doors.........

we will see what happens!
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Does this sounds like you will be getting his prototype parts?
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Haha you know that's a good point. All I was thinking was hey he's gonna give me a deal.

I'd still be willing as long as he gives me a good price. We will see.

My problem is I'm bad at waiting and he doesn't have a timeline for when middle doors will be ready...... I already bought a set of front doors on here cuz I couldn't pass up a deal......if a nice set of middle doors is out there please let me know
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I bought a nice door on ebay for $100.
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