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#21 nickkrmr

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:00 PM

thats  great, , you know you can buy a hinge kit so the doors open like the lamboguine, sorry for the spelling, there around 1700 per door but there pretty cool also, if i had the extra money i would buy them, just a little welding required,





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Posted 04 January 2008 - 11:09 PM

Lamborghini doors are played out though... you see everything with those.  Even 300c's  :roll:  :roll:

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 12:15 AM

those doors look so much better than the lambourginie but alot more work and time, but i bet its worth it when your done, wish i had the time and to actually know how to do that, i might attempt it,

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 07:04 AM

Yea,  the gullwing doors are much more original that the "Lambo" doors. But then again the old Lambo's had gullwings doors as well so they are both Lambo doors.  biggrin.gif

The gullwings doors are much more unique. i love it.
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 01:32 PM

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The gullwings doors are much more unique. i love it.

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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:56 PM

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The gullwings doors are much more unique. i love it.

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More pics tommorow biggrin.gif  both doors are on and working as of today. Its amazing how fast the other side is going now that all of the development is done.
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 12:43 AM

So have you tried to weigh it? You can put a scale down weigh yourself, then weigh yourself while holding the weight of it. But it still doesn't have the weight it will in the end.

What's the plan on the window function? Will it still be able to go all the way down?

Again I think what you are doing is AWESOME!

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:09 PM

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As far as the door weight, right now with all of the bracing but the bottom of the door is not finished they are about 75lbs. I would suspect they are getting close to the stock door weight. The majority of the stock weight is in the internal door brace that I removed.
The window will not be able to go all the way down but it should be close... after some modification of course :wink:
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:27 AM

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The majority of the stock weight is in the internal door brace that I removed.


I hope you didn't remove the two bars/rods, whatever they are called. I'm sure they saved me from serious injury, and allowed me to walk away from a bad wreck. I wouldn't feel safe driving on the roads without those in place. Or at least some kind of roll bar across the door area. Check the pics here:
http://www.starquestclub.com/forums/viewto...asc&start=0

But that damn sure looks sweet! What color are you planning on painting the car?

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:09 AM

if you park next to some one will you have room to swing open the door?

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:03 AM

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if you park next to some one will you have room to swing open the door?

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In most cases he will have room. Unless someone parks right next to him. The gullwing doors open just a little bit less outwards than a regular door.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:12 PM

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I hope you didn't remove the two bars/rods, whatever they are called. I'm sure they saved me from serious injury, and allowed me to walk away from a bad wreck. I wouldn't feel safe driving on the roads without those in place. Or at least some kind of roll bar across the door area. Check the pics here:
http://www.starquestclub.com/forums/viewto...asc&start=0

But that damn sure looks sweet! What color are you planning on painting the car?


I did remove the door brace but I have permently welded in a new brace at the location of my new sill. I think there is pictures on the first post. it is a 2.5" square thick wall tube and should provide side impact protection. But I am planning on a cage with side posts as well.
As far as the color? I have filp floped several times but I am leaning towards a semi gloss Charcoal with black trim or possible two tone? I was going candy red but????I can't make up my mind, I have another month or so before paint so I will figure it out sooner or later smile.gif


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if you park next to some one will you have room to swing open the door


I will measure and give you an exact measurment but it needs very little clearance. I would say unless you are a very very skinny person I would be able to lift the door where on a regular door it would not open far enough for a person to squeez in. I am guessing about 12" Max which is close enough that you would be looking for the other driver just to kick the S$@! out of them anyway, that is to say if when the car is finished I would actually park this in a regular parking lot...Not likely :wink:
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 03:48 PM

finally got the thread going. Cant wait to see this thing painted.
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 07:57 PM

That is frikkin' awesome man, great work.  biggrin.gif
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:10 AM

Not to be a buzzkill or anything but with parking lots today are you going to have the clearance to open the doors without damage to your or other vehicles?  

I think what I would consider would be some sort of additional mod that not only kept the gullwing upswinging door but also added an extra hinge between the door and roof section to allow it to droop down a little for clearance reasons.  Maybe a more straight up raise for the door instead of a swing out and up?
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:57 AM

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Not to be a buzzkill or anything but with parking lots today are you going to have the clearance to open the doors without damage to your or other vehicles?  

I think what I would consider would be some sort of additional mod that not only kept the gullwing upswinging door but also added an extra hinge between the door and roof section to allow it to droop down a little for clearance reasons.  Maybe a more straight up raise for the door instead of a swing out and up?


I am not sure why so many people think there would be a clearnece problem in parking lots? I measured this the other day I need about 10" of clearance to open the door... You would not be able to get out of a conventional door with 10" clearance even if you got the door open you would not be able to get out either way. Like I said in an earlier post IF i parked this in a parking lot and some one parked close enough that I would not be able to get in to my car without damage I would wait for them and then very politely ask them to move :wink:
But no really there is plenty of room I will post a picture to show it later today.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:06 PM

I don't see a clearance problem either.
The hinge is near the centerline of the car.

pagemo said it looks like about 10" of clearance would be needed.
I know I open my door more than 10" to get out.
It looks like less clearance is needed for gullwing doors vs standard opening ones.

I can't wait to see the finished product.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:12 PM

Yeah I don't think you'll have any problem with the door clearing other cars, it should be better than regular doors. Like this video shows (even being a DeLorean its the same principal):

http://thatvideosite.com/video/4468

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:32 AM

Awesome project with some really nice work being put into it. Also nice find on the video of the door clearance!
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:46 PM

that is just sick,Scott :twisted:

keep up the great work,man
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