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Old 06-22-2012, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bebe's Hollywood Half/Tube Doors

So I'm taking the H3 to our neighbor and friend, Dave "Hollywood" Eulburg, so he can build me some Half/Tube Doors. I am calling them - My "Hollywood Half Doors"

Here is a pic of her naked with no doors






Here are several door options I found to help us with a design



I really like the mesh



This one is square tube on a diagonal - very much like



This one is a little too bulky but a good example of a higher door



This one I just found interesting



We also need to incorporate the flare that attaches to the rear door, but they pop off really easy, so that will be easy.

So decisions decisions.....off I go to the shop!!
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We just spent the hour going over design ideas - I think they are going to turn out great!
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I have wondered about the flair for the back door myself. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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What are you going to do for mirrors or are you going to run without. Have had past discussions about some states require at least one, do you know if CA does?
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What are you going to do for mirrors or are you going to run without. Have had past discussions about some states require at least one, do you know if CA does?
Mirrors are a must and there are a plethora of Off Road Mirrors on the Market. I'll use one on both sides, I'll still need them for backing up

California requires at least 2 I believe.
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The worst thing I ever did to my cherokee was take the doors off...

its a downward spiral, and that is the first step into the funnel...

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Hey Opie - I was about ready to start one of those "Whatever Happened Too" threads on you and Bryan

Luckily for us, the H3 is fully boxed frame and very solid. And honestly these tube doors are maybe a 1 or 2 season thing until I can find 4 junkyard doors and make some real half doors....but these trucks are very scarce and GM wants $400 a door just for the skins!

I fully plan on it just being a summer season thing - but I've bet you heard that before

But yeah, I will probably do things I shouldn't, and take risks I normally wouldn't.

Hope you are doing well, and that we run into each other on the trail sometime.

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California requires at least 2 I believe.
The drivers side view mirror is the only "required" one.

From there you must have either a rear view mirror or a passenger side view mirror.
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I always like seeing this around town. Can't wait to see it cruising around with tube doors
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The drivers side view mirror is the only "required" one.

From there you must have either a rear view mirror or a passenger side view mirror.
And you don't really have to be able to see much out of them just need to have them. Harley mirrors make great side mirrors.

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Here is a rough Painters Tape Mock up - we have decided to skin the doors with Aluminum



Now to look for some mirrors.
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LOL

How about these Arlen Ness Harley Davidson Mirrors

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Ok,

I think I like these - I can paint them Black 73 - 87 Chevy Truck

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Hey Opie - I was about ready to start one of those "Whatever Happened Too" threads on you and Bryan

Luckily for us, the H3 is fully boxed frame and very solid. And honestly these tube doors are maybe a 1 or 2 season thing until I can find 4 junkyard doors and make some real half doors....but these trucks are very scarce and GM wants $400 a door just for the skins!

I fully plan on it just being a summer season thing - but I've bet you heard that before

But yeah, I will probably do things I shouldn't, and take risks I normally wouldn't.

Hope you are doing well, and that we run into each other on the trail sometime.

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I'm still around. I read more and post less now a days. Dont have the spare time that I used to.

I look forward to the day we meet on the trail.
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Here is a rough Painters Tape Mock up - we have decided to skin the doors with Aluminum
I say just go with the painter's tape version
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Ok,

I think I like these - I can paint them Black 73 - 87 Chevy Truck

Those are so big, I think they would look awkward on half doors.
I think this:

or these, little pricey but they look cool.
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I like those too!



I'm so dependent on them because the visibility is so diminished in those teeny chop top type windows.

The ones I have now (OEM) are HUGE...I may have to try a few before I decide.
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Todays Progress:

Design change to accommodate body lines and hinge mounting points



Tube only without fender



Tube only WITH Fender



Rear skin mock up



Rick posing for arm - rest height



Front door skin mock up



I LIKE IT!!! A LOT!!!
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Theses dam things are such a box! And the hinges make every thing so difficult! I really wanted to make the body lines work with the doors still, so they don't look dumb. On top of that, the door seals at the bottom are very important due to the ECM being behind the kick plate on the floor board!
We sloped the doors to follow the roof line then kicked it back up at the front door to meet up with the hood, giving the side opening and the windshield a pissed of aggressive look... In my mind....
I'm so happy you like!
Ok back to work.... Next is figuring out the new door latches and buttons on the door switch'eszeszz?👍
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They look great, can't wait to see the finished product. Nice to see so much thought going into them rather than just slapping some tube together
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I read the whole "long Travel" thread and now your doing this, simply awesome. can't wait to see how this turns out.
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Here is my crappy MSPaint version

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Theses dam things are such a box! And the hinges make every thing so difficult! I really wanted to make the body lines work with the doors still, so they don't look dumb. On top of that, the door seals at the bottom are very important due to the ECM being behind the kick plate on the floor board!
We sloped the doors to follow the roof line then kicked it back up at the front door to meet up with the hood, giving the side opening and the windshield a pissed of aggressive look... In my mind....
I'm so happy you like!
Ok back to work.... Next is figuring out the new door latches and buttons on the door switch'eszeszz?👍
To correct you. The bcm is under the kick panel. Ecm or known as pcm because they control engine and transmission in at least her version of truck. That is underneath the hood.
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Keep the flare on the half door bebe. It looks good.
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To correct you. The bcm is under the kick panel. Ecm or known as pcm because they control engine and transmission in at least her version of truck. That is underneath the hood.
Either way it won't it run if it gets wet
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