fiberglass oh NO!

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


Good luck!

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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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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.
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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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