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Old January 12th, 2015, 22:24
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Re: Fabricated some barn doors.

Well done! Impressive fab skills!
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Old January 13th, 2015, 06:10
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What would be cool is if you could push a button and the hatch completely disappeared.
Push a button? That's too much work. How about just snap your fingers?
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Old January 13th, 2015, 06:13
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I had one of those.

In addition to the keyed switch at the rear there was a pair of switches on the dash. They were originally wired such that they would only work if the vehicle were in park or neutral. I bypassed that so I could operate them while driving. That was a great deterrent for tail-gaters. Once they realized the back of the car was opening up they backed off. They didn't want to find out what might come next.
Ha, I can only imagine what they were thinking. "Shit, missile doors are opening"
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Old January 13th, 2015, 20:10
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Re: Fabricated some barn doors.

i can appreciate the amount of fab work that went into them. that being said....i think that looks hideous but if you like it and it works for you thats all that matters
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Old January 13th, 2015, 21:38
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i can appreciate the amount of fab work that went into them. that being said....i think that looks hideous but if you like it and it works for you thats all that matters
Yeah, I figured some people wouldn't like the way it looked.
I feel the same way about half doors on a Cherokee.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 18:11
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Re: Fabricated some barn doors.

Very cool. I'm not a fan of the blind spot on barn doors, but thats me.

Half doors on look good on 2dr XJs, 4drs look silly with half or no doors.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 19:59
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Re: Fabricated some barn doors.

I think its awesome and really quality work.. idk why some have to be negative, very nice work and way to think out of the box. I liked to see more of the hinge pics and that fab work.. very nice job. be very proud of yourself. tell us more about the dash too.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 07:42
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I think its awesome and really quality work.. idk why some have to be negative, very nice work and way to think out of the box. I liked to see more of the hinge pics and that fab work.. very nice job. be very proud of yourself. tell us more about the dash too.
Sorry, the dropbox images are the only pics I have. I have more, just cant find them off hand. The dash was a fix really. The original dash was pooched really bad, and I had my audio system out of my old Range Rover so I fabbed up a dash to hold the radio and what not. poplar wood sanded and painted with plastidip. I'm replacing the part around the gauges as I don't like the way it came out.
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Old March 10th, 2019, 20:54
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Re: Fabricated some barn doors.

Pretty awesome work. Always loved the barn doors on the old Suburban. More useful than a hatch. Like the uniqueness of this too. Impressive fab skills. I'd love to do something like this, or a true tailgate...
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