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Old 10-10-2016, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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XJ Boatside Question

So in a couple weeks I hope to start the boatside project of my XJ. I have searched and seen some good photo examples however what im looking for is information on how high you can go with the 2x6 before you make your doors completely unusable. Im going to make the doors removable however would like to be able to put them back on in the rain/cold weather etc. Any information/photos of construction would be extremely helpful.

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You can cut the doors in half if you want as long as you move the hinge and cap the bottom of the door.
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You can cut the doors in half if you want as long as you move the hinge and cap the bottom of the door.
Not looking to relocate the hinge and hoping to retain functionality of the window but don't know how how high I can go. Even better would be photo examples.
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I boatsided mine a few years ago, it was a helluva lot of work (if you don't want it to look like a hack job) but well worth the time. I only gained 3" of clearance but I very seldom hit the rockers any more and it looks pretty cool too. I used 10 gauge metal and had it bent (two 45 degree bends) and welded it in. Oh, I guess I should say mine is not an XJ but a flatfender.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I boatsided mine a few years ago, it was a helluva lot of work (if you don't want it to look like a hack job) but well worth the time. I only gained 3" of clearance but I very seldom hit the rockers any more and it looks pretty cool too. I used 10 gauge metal and had it bent (two 45 degree bends) and welded it in. Oh, I guess I should say mine is not an XJ but a flatfender.
Ya I don't mind the work it's not a DD. Planning on taking my time on it as it's one of my first steps into fabrication. Much better IMO then bolt ons and I plan on tying a cage into it.
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