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Old 06-19-2004, 08:58 AM
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Weimer, we will have to agree to disagree some of this stuff. I read thru Suicide.coms site a long time ago and did it again just now to be sure I wasn't jumping to conclusions. But I don't agree with many of the things he does. There was a guy who did a 56 Chevy truck on a site I visit, I will try to find his site, that guy did a beautiful job and documented it well.

Anyone who says something like "don't grind the weld down to keep it strong", or "Use paint stripper" to remove the paint around a weld site instead of using a Roloc "Surface conditioning disc" shouldn't be taken to seriously.

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Weimer, we will have to agree to disagree some of this stuff. I read thru Suicide.coms site a long time ago and did it again just now to be sure I wasn't jumping to conclusions. But I don't agree with many of the things he does. There was a guy who did a 56 Chevy truck on a site I visit, I will try to find his site, that guy did a beautiful job and documented it well.

Anyone who says something like "don't grind the weld down to keep it strong", or "Use paint stripper" to remove the paint around a weld site instead of using a Roloc "Surface conditioning disc" shouldn't be taken to seriously.
HaHaHa!!I see what you are saying....BUT I have actually bought several things from the Thorbecke brothers and can tell....They do very very good work(except for the above quotes) There are 3 brothers....Jason is the front man, Adam is the welder, Luke is the Fab'r....Jason is who you quoted.
I would like to see the article that you are talking about. I am still considering doing a suicide-job on my S10. Probably not this year, probably next...but I would like to see how other people have done theirs also.
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Suicide doors?

They are BETTER doors as far as getting in and out of vehciles go, but they have also earned a name that fits the problems that occour when the door is opened in front traffic coming up from behind.


There is something about that, that like most very old motor cyclists, refuse to have both front and rear crash bars on motorcyles......

Personally I prefer to build survivavbility into things - not out of them.
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Go to the www.suicidedoors.com I'm putting a set in my 51 F-1. It is a good heavy kit, good price too. Look at the install section and see if you think you can do it.
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my friend has chevy 1970 4door impala and we were gonna make suicide doors on it. since school is out now, how long should it take?
Hy my name is junior did you ever get to do the suicide door on the impala if so who did and can do my impala let me know
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This is a 6 years old post and you probably will not get an answer. Did you ever wonder why these "backward" doors are called suicide doors? It is because they have been inadvertently opened while cruising down the road and at best, have peeled back and done great damage to the door and the side of the car that catches it after the check arms have been ripped loose. At worst, the unthinking operator, who was no mental giant at the onset, clings to the handle long enough to depart the vehicle. Some times, you have to live in the short lived era of suicide doors to know the dangers.

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Yep, NSRA Western StreetRod Nationals in Merced California 1979 as I remember. A friend of mine with a chopped Deuce 3W was driving thru town and his wife fell out and went UNDER the door as the car passed over her. She had some serious road rash but otherwise VERY lucky.

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If someone is reading this ancient thread but the three or four of us, here are the parts needed (but it really doesn't tell you that you do need some other skills as well??)

http://qualityairride.com/catalog/suicide-hinges

For me - not really

Then there are the Lambo and gull doors:

http://www.verticalrides.com/

Also, not in my tastes

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OMG - They even have Lambo's for my F350 (which IMO don't do a thing for it)
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Awe come on now, can you imagine how cool you'd look with those lambo doors on your truck!

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Awe come on now, can you imagine how cool you'd look with those lambo doors on your truck!

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Heck Brian, on a semi fixed income, I have enough problems feeding the 10+/-% ethanol garbage gas to that 9.4 mpg V10 that sits under the hood - and that is not a complaint, just a fact of life
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Heck Brian, on a semi fixed income, I have enough problems feeding the 10+/-% ethanol garbage gas to that 9.4 mpg V10 that sits under the hood - and that is not a complaint, just a fact of life

Come on now, you don't have your priorities straight, FIRST you have to make it look cool. I have a co-worker who has made comments on how they can't make the car payments on their new car yet talk all the time about putting some custom wheels on it.

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Come on now, you don't have your priorities straight, FIRST you have to make it look cool. I have a co-worker who has made comments on how they can't make the car payments on their new car yet talk all the time about putting some custom wheels on it.

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Yeah, I keep getting reminded about priorities on a daily basis - paint the bed room, regrout the bath tile, etc, etc, etc------------but I also have to feed the '31 which is a lot more important

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you guys sound like a couple of old farts talking about those young whipper snappers.

suicide doors look good on the right vehicle, lambos don't look good on anything.
lambo doesn't use lambo's anymore.

but ic, your f350 would look really really fine with them...
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