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Old 05-22-2022, 04:03 PM   #1
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FRS tube door idea

Okay so I have this great (or terrible) idea. So what about the concept of tube doors like the jeeps have but for our cars? Has this been done before? Are there kits for it? If not do yíall have any idea on where to start or how to do it? I think it would look cool for summer time and such. I think I saw it on a 350z but everywhere Iíve searched I canít find anything for our cars
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Stupidest idea ever, even for a bot.
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Okay so I have this great (or terrible) idea. So what about the concept of tube doors like the jeeps have but for our cars? Has this been done before? Are there kits for it? If not do yíall have any idea on where to start or how to do it? I think it would look cool for summer time and such. I think I saw it on a 350z but everywhere Iíve searched I canít find anything for our cars
so the jeep tube doors have their roots in offroading, where the ideal offroad vehicle is nothing but a chair strapped to a chassis, offering the driver sight lines obstacles near, and under his rig.

realistically, this can't happen, as there's no protection for the driver--they'd get crushed in the first rollover, and it's generally a good idea make a plan that avoids imminent death while participating in a hobby in one's spare time.

so then tube chassis came about to protect the driver from injury, while also offering as much space to look through to see obstacles and trouble spots as possible. but a full tube chassis is expensive, and generally not street legal.

jeeps are extremely capable rigs offroad, and so by adding the tube doors, many are able to increase obstacle visibility while also maintaining a street legal rig that they can drive around town in.


so the question here is "why add it to a street-only car?" it doesn't offer anymore protection than the standard doors already do, and it doesn't increase obstacle visibility. so the only reason i can come up with is 'looks'. if that's it, you do you. but it won't be cheap.
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Well honesty for me I think it would be fun to drive around basically without doors. I mean I could just buy a jeep I guess but I want to be different lol, I haven’t seen anyone do that with an frs
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Well honesty for me I think it would be fun to drive around basically without doors. I mean I could just buy a jeep I guess but I want to be different lol, I havenít seen anyone do that with an frs
Just take the doors off and drive around. Let us know how it goes.
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Just take the doors off and drive around. Let us know how it goes.
Iím very tempted lol but idk what to do with the wires
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There's plugs under the dash. It's how the doors were assembled and then bolted to the car.

Just be sure to watch some door alignment videos. Once you move/loosen the hinges, the doors need to be re-shimmed to close/latch consistently. The experts can do it in an hour. I would plan a full Saturday to realign them...
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This post reminded me of this Nissan Sentra project.
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ďDrives Rocket BunnyĒ
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Drives Rocket Bunny with no doors.
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You canít lie it would be a lot of fun lol yeah stupid but a lot of fun
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Take lots of pictures.
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I get it. Would ride along for lulz. Stupid but fun.


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