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    Posted: 02-October-2015 at 6:26PM
I Have a buddy wants to do suicide doors on his back once it is a 1968 Torino 4 door the kits to do it are crazy can anybody help me out here?

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generally, to suicide the doors, they need to swing out away from the body, i've often thought about using door hinges from like a '56 f100, they swing out away from the body! just an idea...
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Look at the 67-71 4-door t-birds, maybe they can get you pointed in the right direction.
The hinges don't have to be external, but the pivot points (hinge pins) have to be in-line with each other. Because most 4-doors have a curved edge to the read door that follows the wheel arch, the hinges need to be closer together than on a front mounted door. Closer hinges mean that the structure needs to be stronger to support the same load.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-October-2015 at 5:38AM
the '56 f100 hinges aren't "external" but good point about the rear doors and the "dog leg" part of the door!
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