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Old May 26th, 2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Was planning on running suicide doors but don't want to hide the hinges.B pillars already been rebuilt with some heavy box steel so plenty of reinforcement,could probably use the original hinges but looking for something a bit different and hoping for a few suggestions.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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Use some reproduction model A door hinges.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:29 PM   #3
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Use some reproduction model A door hinges.
Same thing I would'a said. Exterior hinges for suicide are ok, but not often used in VW builds.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 02:57 AM   #4
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If you want to go rat rod/redneck take a ride to tractor supply. Barn door hinges work great and I have seen them used before.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:06 AM   #5
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If you want to go rat rod/redneck take a ride to tractor supply. Barn door hinges work great and I have seen them used before.
I would love to see that. That might work well for my planned southwest theme
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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #6
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on my 1966 VW I just flipped the stock hinges.I know you are wanting something a little different but this was just easy to do. The drivers side hinges went to the passenger and passenger side to the drivers. worked perfect.Dont mind the paint scheme as it was quite a few years ago. If you look close at the second picture, you can see the factory hinges


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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:36 AM   #7
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something like this?

And guys, No7 is in Ireland, so there's no tractor supply over there

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something like this?

And guys, No7 is in Ireland, so there's no tractor supply over there

What Rob said or jarhead~
That might work. Would be nice to see them on a bug before I do it to mine, but I may just have to do it


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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #9
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Not much of a "volksrod" scene over here,or a hotrod scene for that matter:(As far as I know I'm the only one in the country attempting a volksrod so far!
Kinda like the barn door hinges but not going for quite such a"rat" look. As for tractor supply stores no such thing:( not much of anything over here when it comes to this kinda thing.
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bear claw latches and a remote electric switch hidden under the decklid standoff
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a build on another uk based forum http://www.mankymonkeymotors.co.uk/f...p?topic=9370.0
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And Me No.7 tho i'm the only one in the North. :P I'll be posting my progress soon.
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suicide doors with shaved handles and hidden hinges never made sense to me.
'cuz if the doors are closed, no one can tell the doors are suicide.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #14
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suicide doors with shaved handles and hidden hinges never made sense to me.
'cuz if the doors are closed, no one can tell the doors are suicide.
thats cos its only suicide when they open
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Guess that makes 2 then Spink,will have to get a volksrods.ie site going:)Thought they were only suicide when u fell out,lol. Did find some Austin mini boot hinges that kinda look like what I'm looking for,just gotta find something in a bigger size.
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classic mini hinges,think the others are kitcar/jaguar




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Old May 31st, 2012, 08:37 PM   #17
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I'm planning to stretch a set of doors about 6" or 8" longer & using the stock VW Bug hinges as well as a slight chop

I was hoping to start chopping things up by now, but I think it's gonna be a winter project, only time shall see how it goes, & if I do it I'll try to post lotsa pics


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Old June 1st, 2012, 01:17 AM   #18
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Was planning on adding a few inches to the doors but after leaning the B pillars it kinda gives the illusion of larger doors. Still debating channeling the body and Spinks pics only make me wanna do it more!
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Not much of a "volksrod" scene over here,or a hotrod scene for that matter:(As far as I know I'm the only one in the country attempting a volksrod so far!.
K'n'K in Cork is building a Lexus V8 engined Volksrod ... Got a build thread on here http://volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24178 and on volksrods.co.uk http://z13.invisionfree.com/VolksRod...showtopic=4015 ... IIRC he was awarded a CBOTM in Oct. 2009 too ...
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Yea i've had some contact with John. His bug is in a different league though. Outstanding work! :P
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Old June 1st, 2012, 07:25 AM   #21
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The lexibug kinda falls into a league of it's own,the amount of stuff he knows is unreal:)Think it's taken a back seat to a few other crazy builds! if myself and spink can get our builds done there will probably be a few more once they get seen on the road. I know there's a few others thinking about it but probably a little afraid to make the first chop,lol.
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