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Bear

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makeing gull wing door

Post by Bear on Sat 28 Jun - 4:52

how hard is it too make one out of a set of doors ?
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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Vanish on Sat 28 Jun - 5:18

Bear I think Chris had His made that way ... Not sure .. But You can Get some Glass Doors Now !!!!! I think That would be the way I would Go ............

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Digz

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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Digz on Sat 28 Jun - 5:41

Yeah Chris had them welded together somehow. Can't find a pic handy, but it has a piece of 1/4" plate across the top for those hinge things and what looks like a sheet metal strip up the center between the 2 doors and I will assume a strip on the outside blended in. And they are very heavy. Just don't try reinventing a hinge, stick with the 2 short piano styles. Fiberglass is the way to go but the cost gives you some room to try it with what ya got. jm2c
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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Vanish on Sat 28 Jun - 5:53

I was Just Going to say .. Those Glass doors are Not Cheep !!!!!! But Them steel door got to be Heavy !!!!!

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Digz

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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Digz on Sat 28 Jun - 12:45

I'd like to see a step by step on a better way to do it myself. I'm sure there must be a good way to lighten them up and keep some strength . I want to re-do the side and gull the rear doors also on the 64. The hidden hinges on the back limit the door opening to much. That or eliminate the rear doors opening at all and panel it in.
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savage

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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by savage on Sat 28 Jun - 13:05

I really like the look of the Smoothed rear panel
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back2thewoods

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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by back2thewoods on Sat 28 Jun - 14:17

when I had badmoon risin it had a one piece steel door, I think someone used a donor drivers side and fabricated it, it had rolled edges like a stock door, a little heavy but not bad
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Bear

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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Bear on Sat 28 Jun - 14:25

yea you are right chris did have a gullwing on the 65 i,m thinking i want one on my 1970 4x4 project any info on makeing one would be great i got doors too play around with
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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by rgbaldwin on Sat 28 Jun - 15:35

not much heavier than my gmc envoy rear hatch
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Bear

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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Bear on Sat 28 Jun - 18:00

i was thinking samething some of those rear hatch,s are hevey them selfs, i like the stainless paino hing .
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Digz

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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Digz on Sun 29 Jun - 0:57

The struts that are on this thing do a great job of holding this beastie up . I can see if there are numbers on them for a parts reference.
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Digz

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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Digz on Sun 29 Jun - 0:59

savage wrote:I really like the look of the Smoothed rear panel
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I was looking at it today and think I may go that route. There is nothing practical about this thing anyway. LOL
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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by BvrWally on Sun 29 Jun - 16:15

Digz wrote:The struts that are on this thing do a great job of holding this beastie up . I can see if there are numbers on them for a parts reference.

Frank Irvine at this website took care of me for "Struts"! Great guy to deal with, but located in Vancouver, B.C.
http://strutwise.com/
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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Vanish on Sun 29 Jun - 17:19

Rollie .. Your Doors are Glass ?????

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BvrWally

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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by BvrWally on Sun 29 Jun - 17:51

YES!



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Twinpilot001

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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sun 29 Jun - 17:53

What hinges did you use?? also -is there any metal structure inside those doors??
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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Vanish on Mon 30 Jun - 5:20

Well if I'm Right .. Those are J & J .... Doors ... Real High Quality Glass doors from Back in the Day !!!!


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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by Van crazy on Mon 30 Jun - 5:33

what ever you do..... do it right my van wasnt and it rotted out the roof and header.
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BvrWally

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Re: makeing gull wing door

Post by BvrWally on Mon 30 Jun - 17:43

My door came from TransVan out of Miami Florida back in 1978! The guy's name was "Shorty", and he is no longer around. The hinge was SS. The inner workings, frame, is plywood.


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