and you want to come over to my house? uh-huh! SUUURE c'mon over! :beat: :devil:
I read this mid sip of my coffee, choked, and coffee shot out of my nose!! Lol :rotfl:Well, since you asked.
I think it's a terrible idea.
Hahahaha! Hey dont get sad, its not like I can hide it anyway...My car on its best day equates to probably less than the value of your motor sadly....so although I have a cooler body style, you always have the cooler rideand you want to come over to my house? uh-huh! SUUURE c'mon over! :beat: :devil:
I never thought about safety factor not once, I will have to see what happens, good ideaIve always thought about something like this on a car. Would be cool to drive with the doors open:devil:
My one thought to consider, dont know if this was mentioned before, but keep in mind two things for the future:
What about replacing and servicing parts, would it be easy and economical to do, with replacement parts readily available?
AND! In the unfortunate event of an accident, would this design hinder you or your passengers ability to safely exit the vehicle quickly?
The way I see it; a door on a hinge may be opened if the body is just a little tweaked and you use force. Should the door have to slide all the way down a track to open, there may be a higher possibility of a jam when you need out fast. Dont want to rain all over your parade, cause it sounds awesome, but just food for thought. Expect the best, be prepared for the worst.
As I said, I plan to do an entire mockup on a donor POS first. Probably my old fordYou know what, I like to stay positive and have faith, but after reading Flyers post, he just may have a point.
Moral of the story? It could get *&%@&% up pretty quick...so be sure to practice on a sedanoke:
I read this mid sip of my coffee, choked, and coffee shot out of my nose!! Lol :rotfl:
I wont be as harsh and blunt as that, but i can picture you getting half way through cutting up you nova and thinking "wtf have i done..."
I understand you want to do something different. I actually would like to somehow get rid of the B pillars, like a chevelle/camaro, i think it would look super clean.
You can say it's a terrible idea, i wont cry....too much
gullwing could be a neat idea, i drove a delorean a while back and i have to say driving with the wings up was an experience to be had.Why not do a lambo or gullwing type door. Relocating the hinges achieves what you were looking for as far as accessibility and you are not reinventing the metaphorical wheel.
Not anything that i would Really care to see on a classic chevy but not my car
Seems that this would be the easiest most efficient and cheapest way to do what you would like and could probably be done in a weeks time if you were really eager.
The only thing i would be concerned about would be the weight of the door as it pivoted up and it being placed on the roof.... But if the door hinge was pivoted upward instead of out that would not be a problem...
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thats a really good idea, it would make the tracks shorter if anythingI was thinking - the gull wing / lambo style hinges might be a starting point for you - i seem to remeber that the motion first starts (from a closed position) to move the door away from the body to enable to big swing / opening - might be the palce to start to save some engineering - then install the "sliding track" in the door itself - maybe as part of the arm rest??
Like you said - idea by comittee...
Good luck with the task...
thats exactly what i have planned, got an old ford tempo here that seems to be the perfect donor, as it will never see a road again anyways, and i got a spare door for it from pick n pull just in case.and before you cut up your car... get a donor to take a sawsall to. cut IT up to do the mock ups etc... don't cut up your car until the work actually works...