ETS Drift Ute – Removable doors

 

I spent a few hours working on the hiluxs doors tonight, with so many other jobs to do i kind of just take a break and start on another aspect of the build. My plan for the doors were to make them as light as possible, perspex windows and removable hinges so i can load it on the trailer, pop the doors off and get out. Heres what i came up with….

 

After modifying the hinges to allow the doors to simply lift off (i just cut the pin in half and removed some surrounding steel) i needed to remove some more weight from the doors, i had already cut the intrusions out but they were still really heavy, after a bit more cutting they are nice and light. The joy of working with a hilux is that the outer sheet metal is fairly thick and strong.

 
 

The next step is to make the templates for the windows, then move onto the next aspect of the build.

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  1. nice thinking nigel shit is legit

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  2. Looking savage.. I would love to have the know how to try a build like this. If I was you I’d blank the indicators out of the wings.. It’s probably something you planned to do anyway..

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  3. Are you going to take moulds and make all the panels for this from fibreglass or is the factory tin light enough?

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    • Id love to but the cost of doing that will be a little too much, its pretty light as is and i still have a lot more sheetmetal to holesaw out.

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  4. dude im lovng that bell helmet. where did you get it from??

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    • Cheers mate, i bought it off a guy who raced karts, its the latest K1 i think, can you believe i got it for $100 🙂

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  5. Nigel make sure to weigh it on the scale when everything’s done 🙂
    I’m still unsure how you will remove the truck from the table…..

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  6. sick work man keep it up

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  7. if your quick release hinges dont work out you could use a set of hinges from a ba falcon like your tow car, the hinges are quick release already, you just pull the plastic retainer clip of the pins and lift the doors off just like your design

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    • Just what I was thinking, those BA door hinges are the easiest to use.

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