fiberglass oh NO!

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by F-junker, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. F-junker

    F-junker

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    I just recently acquired a set of rear amby doors and top sides for my FJ. All are still in the boxes.

    Has anyone here used them? The top sides look kind of flimsy. Glad I picked up the doors as my steel ones seem like they would break up the sides.

    I think I should probably glass in some reinforcement for the hinges. Any thoughts here guys?

    Looking at the doors; I'm concerned about getting all that hardware to line up.

    There were no templates included. I wonder does that mean I should make some???? haha.
     
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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    If it looks weak, I would build it up some so that it does not become an issue later.


    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    What brand side panels did you buy? I was thinking of going that route but was concerned with the durability, especially if I put a roof rack on.
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    must not be gozzard...i saw some of his stuff at gsmtr a while ago and it makes steel look flimsy.
     
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    This is how my glass doors are mounted to my glass tub. Just use aluminum plates for the mounting points. I would think that even if the sides seem flimsy, once they are all mounted together with the top and all it would be quite rigid. Not sure, as the sides I have are steel.
    Pic 083 (Small).jpg Pic 084 (Small).jpg Pic 085 (Small).jpg
     
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    Great minds think alike!! Was it tough get the first bolt in that hole?! Nice job.

    My doors have FRP molded into the top in very small lettering.
     
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