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Old 08-10-2010, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Feeler: Fiberglass half doors for a Samurai

I'm just putting a feeler out there to see if there would be interested in fiberglass half doors for a Samurais or Sidekicks. I'm wanting to get feed back from the people who are out there building and wheeling rigs. It's an idea that I have and just want to put it to the poeple. Let me know what ya'll think and some feed back.

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Old 08-10-2010, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Too much for me... i'd rather hack apart a used set of doors for 40 bucks.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I for one, like things nice. I'm not interested in hacking up a set of doors and the time and effort in doing so. There was a time, but I'm 68 now and have other interests. YES I'd be interested in a set if you decide to mfg them.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd be interested as well. I like the idea of nice set not hacked up. Plus it's getting harder to find full replacement doors.
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For that price they better have some cup holders!
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you better get your self a yellow star if you plan on selling them here
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Putting a feeler out here to see how many people out there in the world of Suzuki would be interested in a set of fiberglass half doors for a Samurai. I have been cutting doors down and welding them up but I'm thinking about moving forward in producing a fiberglass version of the half doors. Shooting for the $270 - $290 price range a set, they will include latches and nut plates for the factory door hinges. Click on link below to see a few pictures on the metal version I make now. The fiberglass version will look exactly the same but with a smooth inside panel and lighter weight. Let me know if you guys out there are interested!! Can also do Sidekick, Tracker and Toyota doors too.

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Old 08-11-2010, 08:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I can make built in cup holders right in the top, no problem if thats what it takes!!

Has for the 'yellow star', not sure if thats a vendor or what but I'm just seeing what interest there is for a product like this in the market. Just wanting feed back from the people who are out there building and wheeling.

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Old 08-11-2010, 02:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yes, a yellow star is a paid for status that allows you to hawk your junk on here. If you dont get one pretty quick, the mods will either delete your posts and ban you, or the rest of pirate will tear you a new one for not playing by the rules.


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Hell!! If it seems like I'm selling them, I'll word the post so it doesn't look like I'm selling my 'junk'. I'm not selling anything, not even the metal ones nor have I even made a fiberglass set to sell. I'm just trying to touch base with people who wheel these rigs, like myself to see if they like the idea of fiberglass half doors.

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Hell!! If it seems like I'm selling them, I'll word the post so it doesn't look like I'm selling my 'junk'. I'm not selling anything, not even the metal ones nor have I even made a fiberglass set to sell. I'm just trying to touch base with people who wheel these rigs, like myself to see if they like the idea of fiberglass half doors.
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Ease up guys. MiniFJ is doing EXACTLY the same thing that TruckTrader was doing with the twinstick before it went into production. He's just asking at this point if people are interested.

Don't chase him off just yet...I still haven't seen a picture of these things!
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Thanks mtnman76!! I'm glad you get what I'm trying to do here. You should have the pictures now.
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Yeah, these things definitely need cup holders!
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Nice will they have the removable window piece ?
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they look great. what does the inside panel look like and how much would they weigh WITH the beer-er-i mean cup holder?

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On the metal ones it's just a custom door panel but on the 'glass ones I;m thinking it would be a smooth panel on the inside. As for the weight, my guess would be around 10-12 lbs 'ish' plus 1 lb more for your 'beverage'!!
They do not have a removeable window section, it's a neat idea just not sure how to make it work and look good.

Sounds like the people have spoken, looks like they need cup holders!!
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Nicely done, thats pretty much exactly how I did mine except I used a paddle latch. You gonna have the inside open so you can store junk? Goggles, gloves, beanies, etc etc...?

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Another great idea and it would work well, add some sort of open cubby in the doors to store stuff. Thats a few things a Samurai is missing, cup holders and storage area.

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The storage space is the only reason I keep trying to protect my half doors and not just run tube doors. Plus they look cool

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Another great idea and it would work well, add some sort of open cubby in the doors to store stuff. Thats a few things a Samurai is missing, cup holders and storage area.
I agree, definately needs more places to store small stuff.
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minifj, those are some cool ass doors man and 270 if u include a built in cup holder is the shit. I dont have a samurai but if i did i would buy thease they are a clean factory look i like them a lot! Pirate people are a little to harsh you have a good product with a nice clean look you shouldnt have a problem selling them to people that want a good look without having to hack a good set of doors.
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Will there be a different set for the soft top? these lines flows with the TT but not the ST. These looks exactly like mine, and I would not mind having them in glass fiber. Would you be able to ship over seas?


what is it with americans and cup holders, do you have to have an open beverage handy at all times?

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Will there be a different set for the soft top? these lines flows with the TT but not the ST. These looks exactly like mine, and I would not mind having them in glass fiber. Would you be able to ship over seas?


what is it with americans and cup holders, do you have to have an open beverage handy at all times?
You have to have a place for your road soda AKA BEER
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so it will shake and spill all over my door?
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The body lines on the doors flow with a soft top or a tin top. I keyed off the major body lines to make them look more factory. They looked great on a soft top, I just didn't get pictures. YES, if I do start producing them, I'm not going to forget about my samurai people over sea.

Thanks Scrotsbiz for the good feed back man. Glad people like them.

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