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Can you switch reg. doors w/ Amby's?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by jford, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. jford

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    Simple question... Can you switch swing gate and hatch with amby doors? I realize that you would have to put a hinge on the top, but does one of the bottom hinges line up? Thanks

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    I do not believe the lower door hinge holes line up. You also need a different crossmember at the top and the latch hardware at the bottom.
     
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    Ok, I can see that, but do they match up with the top and tub? I figured on some mods to the hinges, and what not. I'm looking to buy one that doesn't have amby doors, but at some point would like to convert.
     
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    The big square hole in the back of the truck is the same size once you take the doors out.
     
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    So the real question is...

    Is there a more astetically pleasing option for a '75 plus w/o a hard top than the aluminium rectangel that covers the amby void?
     
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    Fit a pair or quarter doors or try and find an old tailgate style. Or weld two quater doors together to make the old tailgate style.
     
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    I agree with what gumby just said. I just bought a set of pre 75 half door with all hardware for about 70.00. Thats the same price as one of the filler panels.. I have to do a little rust repair and spray them, but I think it will be a much nicer appearance. The lower hinges will have to be drilled, and a couple of other holes, but other than that, it looks like it will be a fairly clean install..

    Hope this helps,

    Mike
     
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    Ok...because that is what I was thinking about doing. I guess that I was confused by the start of this thread and thought someone was saying the the pre '75 dutch style doors would not fit on a later model.

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    You would need to drill new holes for the hinges and a hole in the floor for the inner door latch, otherwise they fit.