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post #1 of 22 Old 12-30-2017, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep jk Half doors

I know others have made some half doors and thought I would share what I have done so far. I own a small fab shop and have a CNC plasma at home so that about making a set for the jeep and possibly selling them for a lot less than many other companies. I'll post more updates soon. I designed them in CAD first and then cut out the main shape and tested fitted everything up.

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Looks good, what's the plan for the top of the doors?

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I second the question above and add to it, any plans for the interior of the doors? If so post up your progress. I made a set of tube doors and skins a while back that the best top upper fits on and have been contemplating an interior on them since summer.


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Those are pretty sweet, I need some half doors mostly for my rear because the youngest loves the doors off until we're on the road. I've been thinking about getting some material like my jtop is made from and making a mesh full door to keep the wind off him.

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Looks good, what's the plan for the top of the doors?

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My capabilities are kinda limited as far as bending so right now I plan to bolt on some 1x2x1/8 tubing for an arm rest. I should have some pics tomorrow showing what I mean.

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I second the question above and add to it, any plans for the interior of the doors? If so post up your progress. I made a set of tube doors and skins a while back that the best top upper fits on and have been contemplating an interior on them since summer.


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No, currently I plan on keeping them as is for now. I may add some interior down the road. If I do add something I wanna keep it light though so the doors aren't heavy. That's nice though yours fit with the uppers I have thought about making these do the same but would need some better bending equipment I think.

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Those are pretty sweet, I need some half doors mostly for my rear because the youngest loves the doors off until we're on the road. I've been thinking about getting some material like my jtop is made from and making a mesh full door to keep the wind off him.

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Yup same here, I have 3 kids and my 9 years loves the doors off but on longer trips it's nice to have something there instead of of nothing for them.

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Cool design, and keep us posted on progress. definitely open to buy an early set if the price is right and put it to the test, thanks!


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These are seriously one of the coolest things I've seen someone come up with on their own in a while ! Not that I know much about aftermarket but these seriously are so cool !Finishing my tube doors this spring since my 3 and 5 year old don't like much over 30-35 with the doors and top off just yet. Which is strange because they will ride a power wheel or little dirt bike or on my lap around the house on my bike.
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Got them pretty much done and mounted today. Pit a few coats of rustoleum bedliner and called it good. Need to make a few minor modifications for hole placement on the hinge holes. I had to drill the slots longer so I could get a good fit. Just used some rectangular tubing for arm rest. Simple and cheap. I got some stiff foam to glue on to preload the doors so they don't rattle. I'll hopefully have that in a few days and post up what it looks like. I would probably sell them pretty much like this bare steel. Used 11 gauge steel for everything. Doors are not that have either at least for me.

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No, currently I plan on keeping them as is for now. I may add some interior down the road. If I do add something I wanna keep it light though so the doors aren't heavy. That's nice though yours fit with the uppers I have thought about making these do the same but would need some better bending equipment I think.

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What do you mean as far as bending equipment? As far as the best top uppers they simply "mount" onto the door via two "posts" that slide down into a hole in the top of the door.
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What do you mean as far as bending equipment? As far as the best top uppers they simply "mount" onto the door via two "posts" that slide down into a hole in the top of the door.
I didn't realize that it was that simple, I thought there was a bunch of fancy brackets to get it to work. That looks pretty easy to incorporate!

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You might want to think about a lower tube for a little more structural rigidity. Those are nice though.
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Added some weather stripping around the edges. Just need to get some rubber stoppers or dense foam to add some preload to keep from rattling. I am thinking I could sell these for 750 which is still 400 less than the ones made by the big companies.

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You might want to think about a lower tube for a little more structural rigidity. Those are nice though.
Thank you. I thought the same thing, but surprisingly they are pretty solid as is. I am in Tucson AZ if you want to check them out !

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I didn't realize that it was that simple, I thought there was a bunch of fancy brackets to get it to work. That looks pretty easy to incorporate!

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Yes, I too thought it was much more complicated and was shocked at how easy it was. They also use Velcro on the outside that helps stabilize them. I wouldn't say they're perfect but certainly better than nothing!
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Which latches did you use for the inside of the door?

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Which latches did you use for the inside of the door?
I used mini rotary latches from eberhard. They are the 247 series if you look up their website. I think they fit the application perfect !

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Those came out really nice. That weather stripping adds a professional touch.

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Those came out really nice. That weather stripping adds a professional touch.
Thank you! Also added these to jeep from rattling. They work pretty well also.

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Thank you! Also added these to jeep from rattling. They work pretty well also.

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Nice touch. More than a few have the cowl kiss from the stock doors/mirror.

My daughter's wouldn't be good not letting these swing open freestyle-lol. I can't even count how many times the older one has slammed the door shut on the seatbelt

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great looking doors, wish I could weld.
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