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Old 05-12-2008, 10:56 PM
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Are suicide doors hard to install? Do they come in a kit where there is no wielding to do just bolt & screws?

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Originally Posted by dawk1
Are suicide doors hard to install? Do they come in a kit where there is no wielding to do just bolt & screws?
I don't know of any kits and I really can't imagine any. This mod requires the entire transfer for hinges and latches from one door jamb to the other. Easier in older (20's & 30's) cars than newer models. But in any case I would put suicide doors into the "hand fabrication" category and on the higher end of the "challenge" spectrum.
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There are NO "kits" what would allow anyone without some very serious fabricating skills pull off. There are "kits" advertised but are basically "hinges" with some basic instructions that could be used with any car made, or not at all depending on the skills of the installer.

Some of these "kits" are advertised as "easy" but they are NOT, this is a SERIOUS modification that needs to be VERY well thought out.

What make model and year are you looking at doing?

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As MARTINSR there is really not kit to do this . There is stuff that is sold "as a kit" but It takes major fabrication skills. Not even close to being simple. If you get the door to open correctly,you will have to re-engineer every aspect of the door operation from the latches to window operation if the new hinges interfere. Also you have to brace up a jamb area of the door and the car that was never ment for this weight and stress. I have done them and they are not fun. JMO Tim
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