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Old 04-03-2011, 12:45 PM
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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...

Beauty - that's in the eye of the holder and I behold .... u gel ly for my F350.

And as far as old - Brian might be getting there, but me, never

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Reverse doors on an Impala 4dr

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hahaha nice. thats what we thought too. but you know how the old impalas kind of have that small tear drop shape in the fenders. well his whole side got killed by an old lady, and we have to put a whole new body to the side of it. we couldnt even figure out how to bang it out. its just that bad and the lines are so subtle to the tear. so we figured we could just for fun do the suicide doors at the same time.
Just a thought I had reading your thread, if it is all for fun now, buy a set of reverse hinges for the one side and look for doors and a rear jam for a 2dr or streatch out the door and make a sleek rod out of the barge. Some of my best work was on projects that I took a big risk on a low dollar vehicles.
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ic, nice icon i might need to use that again.
i'm older than martinsr, but i fear your older than me
check out this hotrod lincoln i had nothing to do with the suicide doors, only the turbo install.
the rear door handles still work, switch left to right.
subtle, you won't know what your looking at.
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You can expect a major PITA ....it does LOOK cool but thats it...its not very practical....
if your driving down the road and you notice your doors not closed all the way NEVER open it before you stop completely it'll tear right off.
Its a big job for a pro,you might give up and scrap the car....I'd get a kit to start with if I were you.
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My big problem with suicide doors is that they only "look cool" when they are open. And open doors break the lines of the car all up so leaving doors, hoods or trunks open is a no no if you want your car to look good. So when does anyone see these "cool" suicide doors, for 12 seconds as you get in and out of the car? I say put the work into something else that has more of a pay off, like DETAIL.

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My big problem with suicide doors is that they only "look cool" when they are open. And open doors break the lines of the car all up so leaving doors, hoods or trunks open is a no no if you want your car to look good. So when does anyone see these "cool" suicide doors, for 12 seconds as you get in and out of the car? I say put the work into something else that has more of a pay off, like DETAIL.

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The exact reason I haven't installed the sides of my hood - I have lots of engine compartment detailing - yeah the tops are on now (heck, I didn't even paint the hood sides so I wouldn't have to be too careful storing them)

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Reverse opening doors are very cool, and easy to get out of with a lowered car and running boards. We "Cut up" a friends '38 Chevy coupe, to get the look then he chose to remove the door handles, so you can't tell going down the road anyway. My coupe is a ***** to get my big feet out of, and my wife (long legged as she is) finds it easy(er) to get in and out of without touching the running boards of suicide door cars. I do firmly agree with the safety pin to keep the door closed while in motion. But custom is custom, being different means a chance to put in bear claw latches and quality hinges. (See a little off the top-http://streetrodder.automotive.com/73723/0609sr-1937-chevy-coupe/index.html)
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Not only that but when you've got a 4dr caprice ,looking cool for 12 seconds might be all you'll ever get....LOL,Jus messin wit ya...I couldn't resist Brians set-up....
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