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Old 09-04-2005, 02:05 AM
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Suicide or not

I am still working on my 38 rod and i am going to replace the door hinges with ones that don't stick out of the body.
I am also getting rid of the doorhandles.

Because I am changing those things, I am thinking to make suicide doors.
That way I can easier get in the car and i think it looks great.

What is your opinion about this suicide thing.

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Old 09-04-2005, 11:28 AM
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If you are going to be installing the hidden hinges anyway, heck, go for it. But honestly, I personally wouldn't. I don't know, I don't find that particular mod very interesting. I think that time could be spent on something that would give you more bang for your buck.

But then, unless I was building a real smooth car where there were many mods to make it smoother, I would leave the hinges stock anyway. Unless I was smoothing the running boards, putting flush mounted tail lights, smoothing the hood sides, shaving or removing the bumpers, etc. I wouldn't even think of the hidden hinges. Looking at your photos, that is the direction you are headed so it would be a nice addition. But this is all opinion, and you know what that is worth, my opinion and $3.25 will get you a gallon of gas.

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Okey Thanks,

Is there anyone else who has his opinion about this?
I am certainly going to get an easier way in and out of the truck.
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not to be funny, but why is it hard to get in truck,
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if you have'nt had a car with suicide doors you may want to try one. it's not easier to get into like you think. you have to back into the car. been there ,done that ,got the tshirt. wont go there again. try getting into your truck with someone standing where the door will be.
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Do the suicide thing. You will find that it will be easier than using the hidden hinges on the front of the door. You would have to cut into that beautiful dash or install the hinges lower on the door to keep from having to cut into the dash.-----ps I bet you would like to find a gallon of gas in Holland for $3.25
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ps I bet you would like to find a gallon of gas in Holland for $3.25
I just about fell off my chair when after I read this looked to see that the guy IS n Holland! LMAO!!! Yeah, that will get you about two liters probably!

On getting into the car, yep, it is harder, at least on the drivers side. You have to come back from the front past the steering wheel. You better have NO belly or you will be in trouble.

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Old 09-06-2005, 05:02 AM
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I wil try to get in the car that way before i make definite changes.
I don't want to step on the running boards, and because it is an small cabin I find it hard to get out of the car. In the car isn't that much of an problem.

I wish the gas was that cheap here too.
But the price over there is also rising, it is an damn shame.
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If your after perfect fitting flush panels that are blocksanded to perfection from panel to panel you would be way ahead using the hidden hinges. The old style stick out hinges are sometimes a real PITA to block sand around and if you check out most show cars you'll see some amount of distortion in the hinge areas because of the difficulties working these areas. Minor distortion usually. JMO
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