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Gearing up to build another 4 seat chassis, who's got some pictures of old man doors? I'd be ok with half doors (saving a little of structure). Also a trussed back bone (center console) will be installed. 

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These are smart man doors 😁

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Seems like one still needs to construct the chassis as normal (solid mid rail) then add the door frames and structure later. Frame it all inc. hinges then cut the mid rail and boom a door. Hmmm :gearsturning:...

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14 hours ago, pennywise said:

These are smart man doors

Those turned out nice.

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37 minutes ago, JGSturbo said:

Seems like one still needs to construct the chassis as normal (solid mid rail) then add the door frames and structure later. Frame it all inc. hinges then cut the mid rail and boom a door. Hmmm :gearsturning:...

We built a door car. The chassis was designed from the ground up to be structurally sound with the cut out. There is a lot of strength taken from having the opening. It really needs to be strengthened drastically because the lack of a mid bar. We added a B pillar right in front of the door that basically continued from the roof to the floor. I think a trussed backbone would be a great idea. 

 

Our standard no door to door car comparison. 

 

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On the SCU  Look at the build thread of the car I think there was a framed back bone going through the center of the car hidden by center console

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3 hours ago, mctoo said:

On the SCU  Look at the build thread of the car I think there was a framed back bone going through the center of the car hidden by center console

I've built most of my cars with a backbone console. Most have had forward B-pillars as well. 

Only time when I passed on forward Bs was when it closed off the opening making it a PIA to get in. 

I would do Internal Slug type latch, sprung loaded normally closed. 

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5 hours ago, Hondo said:

We built a door car. The chassis was designed from the ground up to be structurally sound with the cut out. There is a lot of strength taken from having the opening. It really needs to be strengthened drastically because the lack of a mid bar. We added a B pillar right in front of the door that basically continued from the roof to the floor. I think a trussed backbone would be a great idea. 

 

Our standard no door to door car comparison. 

 

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Thanks! That really helps. I'm cooking up the final version of my CNC cutting/bending machine but I'll be back to buggy drawing soon... getting some good ideas is step one. 

That program looks familiar 😄 

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43 minutes ago, JGSturbo said:

Thanks! That really helps. I'm cooking up the final version of my CNC cutting/bending machine but I'll be back to buggy drawing soon... getting some good ideas is step one. 

That program looks familiar 😄 

The front mid tube is one piece from the front bumper down the front of the door opening to the floor. 

The rear mid tube is one piece from the rear bumper to the lower door opening attaching to the front piece. 

On our standard chassis without doors, the mid tube is one piece stretching from the front bumper to the rear bumper. 5 bends 3 rotations. No seams. 

Cnc cutting,  bending machine would be nice. 😁👍

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1 hour ago, Hondo said:

The front mid tube is one piece from the front bumper down the front of the door opening to the floor. 

The rear mid tube is one piece from the rear bumper to the lower door opening attaching to the front piece. 

On our standard chassis without doors, the mid tube is one piece stretching from the front bumper to the rear bumper. 5 bends 3 rotations. No seams. 

Cnc cutting,  bending machine would be nice. 😁👍

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That's pretty bad ass! Got any more videos of this machine?

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8 hours ago, Ocotillo Boy said:

That's pretty bad ass! Got any more videos of this machine?

Here's the previous version....I built my last car with it, like stacking lumber. It's come a long ways since then. I'm working hard on the final designs for the production version. 

I'm hoping to have it easy as the Dragon to run and more controlled and more consistent then hand lined up bends. The biggest thing is I now have a hydraulic tube grabber for NO-SLIP operation.

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IDK about the front door, might be a bit large.... Work in progress. 

Definitely trussing in the center console. 

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On 9/14/2019 at 6:59 PM, pennywise said:

These are smart man doors 😁

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wow i like the way those doors came out,  +1

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