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does anyone know of any kits out there to make the doors on a 2001 tib like that of a diablo or if not does anyone know how to do it??


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it would cost you most likely at LEAST 10 grand US dollars.. It's nice and all, but not really worth the 10k, well for some.. If i had the extra 10k and a new tib, i'd do it hehe..


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It won't be cheap but it shoildn't cost $10gs

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ummm, no way for 10k on the cost. maybe if you ahve someone that is charging you an additional $200 an hour on top, maybe.

but he wants a kit, so he would be doing it himself. Cost would still be up there with all the parts, but by doing it yourself, you would be saving lots of money on labor.

and word is, it has already been done on the 2001 and it didn't work.

i plan on doing it as the last mod to my car before any performance stuff (performance=nos btw)

but you will need custom hinges, and from what I can tell so far, it WILL NOT work like the diablo. You will need a hinge on a swivel of some sort, to push the door to the side, and then it will swing up, and the hydraulic will ahve to be on a swivel as well.

very complicated and costly for strong enough hinges, plus hydraulics don't go to cheap, you're lifting up a heavy ass door.

you can easily go with a full body kit that will turn heads all the time especially while driving for less, and not have a chance of messing it up. When it was tried, he bougnt extra doors, and good thing he did or he wouldn't have any doors.... now that would suck huh??

go out and look at your tib. The way the door is made, and where all the hinges are, and how the body overlaps, try and look at up close shots of the diablo. the hinge is right there, and it's all flat where the doors lift up, like the doors are SPECIFICALLY made for it.




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thanx for all the input. i guess i'll put that idea on the back burner for time being


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RavDav is right. I'm the person he's talking about as far as the doors. It's a MAJOR pain in the ass, and believe me..this is a modification that you DEFINITLY do not want to try if you're an amatuer. I've done this mod on other cars when I worked at a Hot Rod shop, but our doors are such a complicated set up, it would take SOOOO much time to get them to work right. If you really want to do something tricked out to your doors, then either suicide them, shave the handles, shave the body lines, etc... These things are not too hard to do, and they won't take as much time, or money to do. Good luck on what ever you decide! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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thnx josh... didn't know if you wanted me tell that info to everyone.

something i forgot aobut doing is shaing the body lines... hmm add one more thing to the list. i could shave the door lines too and just jump in through the targa top hehe

but if you are dead set on scissor doors, you are probably best getting them done professionally, if you have the neccesary $$$$$$$


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the reason i wanted to put scissor style doors on is because i haven't seen any cars around my area(pa) with them and i seen a picture of a 98 eclipse at a show with them so i thought it might be possible but thanx again for the input


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i don't know if you can take a look at someone's eclipse doors are not, while there's don't have the perfect set up, the place where hinging and everything goes, is a lot better set up then the tib... it has a flatter area where the hinge and hydraulic can push the door straight up without it hitting or rubbing anything.

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One of the cars that I've worked on that I helped do Butterfly doors on, was an eclipse. The Hot Rod shop I worked for charged him a TON of money to have it done, and it took close to 2 months to finish. RavDav is right. Their inner door panels are alot easier to install butterfly hinges on, but as far as tib goes..it CAN be done, and if I had more time..I would of finished the project, but it just takes way too much damn time, and the headaches are not worth it. I MIGHT attempt it again in the future, but for what's it worth..I would stick to something simple like suicide doors. Even gullwing doors are a pain in the butt. But you can't do them on a Tib because of the frameless doors around the windows. I would rate butterfly doors on the Pain In The Ass Scale as a 9. Right up there with turning an Accent into a full time roadster (which I just finished doing to a customers car). I'll never do it again, unless I was compensated quite generously for it. *lol* <img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0> <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Are there any places in the Fl area where I can get suicide doors on my 2000, and how much cash would a job like this take?


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What do suicide doors look like?


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As far as pricing goes, it depends on the shop. The Hot Rod shop I used to work for did a set of doors between $2,000 and $3,000, depending on the car. That included start to finish, complete job with paint.

Suicide doors are when the door opens reverse. So they would open from the front of the car, instead of the rear. It's VERY common with hot rods and lowriders. I've done sooooo many suicide door projects, I can do a set of doors in 3 days tops. (not including paint) You have to be careful because this is another mod that if who ever is doing it, doesn't have alot of experience...could very well mess your ride up. And it's one of those things where you obly have one shot to do it right. If you blow that chance, say good bye to your doors. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/eek.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> But it's a pretty common mod, so you shouldn't have any issues finding a shop in any major city doing this. If you REALLY want to get custom, don't do both doors. Just do one door. That way, you have one that opens normal, and one that opens reverse. it gives a really sweet effect, and makes you car give off all kinds of wild angles when you have everything opened. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Not to ressurect a near impossible task...I don't know if this kit was out when this was discussed. But i was just curious if this would work if you brought this to a shop.
http://www.autoloc.com/products/lambo.lasso

It pushes the door out, then up, so you have clearance. Just thought it was interesting, may be old new i don't know...what do you all think.
 

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Originally posted by the shark
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the reason i wanted to put scissor style doors on is because i haven't seen any cars around my area(pa) with them and i seen a picture of a 98 eclipse at a show with them so i thought it might be possible but thanx again for the input
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I know a guy in Muncie/Muncy PA that makes universal lambo-style door hinges. I tried to order a set but it apparently got lost in the mail twice. If you can walk in and purchace 2 sets for me, I can get you hooked up for about $1k per set. All you would have to do is ship them to me. Let me know.
 

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if it makes you happy.. go for it.. just colour me surprised if it works as good as the stock door...

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its not expensive in Aus i got a quote for $3000aus for a custom door kit
i will get it done later this yr
 
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