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Old May 18th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Home made wood half doors

So I decided to make some half doors for four wheeling. I think they turned out pretty nice, and only cost me about $50.00 to make. So if I ruin them offroad it will be a lot cheaper to replace than my full steel doors. Here is how I did it:

First I traced the bottom of my steel door onto some poster board and then transfered that to some 1/4" plywood. After cutting them out I made some templates for hinges with cardboard and transfered that to 1/8" steel. Cut and bent the hinges and welded bolts in them.



I then glued some 1/8" hardwood pressboard on the outside of the doors. This gave me a smooth surface to paint and added a lot of strength.


After that I added a wood brace and stappled some garage door foam to the inside. Also I used a chain bolt for a house door as a latch. It works perfect on my jeep.


Finally I sprayed them with wood primer and some duplicolor spray on bedliner. Here is the finished product:


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Old May 18th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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OK, you have a $4000 aluminum tub and you are worried about your doors???

JK!

Looks good!

Heck, you could even skin them over with some 14g Al to match the tub.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 10:02 PM   #3
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fuck i suppose ... it is cheap
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Old May 18th, 2009, 10:14 PM   #4
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Good Job
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Old May 18th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #5
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OK, you have a $4000 aluminum tub and you are worried about your doors???

JK!

Looks good!

Heck, you could even skin them over with some 14g Al to match the tub.
heck yes skin them with AL to match the tub
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Old May 19th, 2009, 07:44 AM   #6
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Well back when I bought the tub it was $2,600 which at the time was only $600.00 more than a steel replacment tub. Definitly couldn't afford one now. I think I will leave them black, keeps them cheap and breaks up the aluminum a little.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #7
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Wow, those look GREAT

I woulda never thought of that......mind if i try it on my pathy later this year possibly? :-)
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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #8
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Wow, those look GREAT

I woulda never thought of that......mind if i try it on my pathy later this year possibly? :-)

Thanks, and actually this wasn't completely my idea. My friend sent me an old post in the TJ section on jeepforum and thats where i got the idea. I changed it around a little to try to make them look a little nicer. I posted it up here so people would now how to do it if they wanted to anyways.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 08:32 AM   #9
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I think you should have stained them.
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