Upper Door Frames. Different versions?

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Upper Door Frames. Different versions?

Post by todds112 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:25 am

Took a look at JacksonPinz's truck the other day. His door tops look like brand new. They have nice rounded corners (inside the window frame) with rolled beads.

Mine are squared off and are simply flat steel strips welded together. Is the more "refined" version just a later production, or spec'ed by a customer (Austrian Vs. Swiss, Etc.)? Sure wish they would have replaced the ones on my truck when they did the rest of the body.

I did get mine stripped, primed, painted and a couple rust pin-holes filled. Replaced all the window channel and weatherstripping. Whew, that was a job. After a few rains, I found I don't have water running down the inside of the doors anymore.
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Post by audiocontr » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:55 am

Mine are much like yours. Nothing fancy at all.

I'm curious what people do with their door tops for convenient (and innovative) stowage solutions. Usually i toss them into a second car. It would be nice to mount them on the side or the rear.

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Post by todds112 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:10 am

I can't remember who, but I have seen pics of a rack that mounted them vertically right behind the driver's door. Looked like a nice idea.
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Post by pinzinator » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:44 pm

I remove mine in April, along with all of the canvas, and store everything indoors. In November I get everything out of storage and put it back on the Pinz.
The canvas gets cleaned and oiled before I put it away. That's just the cab portion, the rear canvas has never been installed.

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Post by Jim LaGuardia » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:51 pm

There are 3 different door top versions due to design changes. These changes ruduced cracking when they went to rounded corners.
4 versions if you count the Austrian soft door tops :o
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Post by M Wehrman » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:12 pm

Only three types. :( Guess I can stop looking for the power window tops. :lol:
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Post by Erik712m » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:12 pm

todds112 wrote:I can't remember who, but I have seen pics of a rack that mounted them vertically right behind the driver's door. Looked like a nice idea.
Think it was MIke Nims? Were has he been any way?

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Post by David Dunn » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:50 pm

todds112 wrote:I can't remember who, but I have seen pics of a rack that mounted them vertically right behind the driver's door. Looked like a nice idea.
Back when I had my my 710M radio truck, I hung the door tops from the rear rifle rack, they have horizonal bars and straps.... kept them for my 712, and never installed them, and the Pink Cow's door tops mount completely different than the gassers, not so friendly to casual R&Rings.
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Post by audiocontr » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:02 am

David Dunn wrote:
todds112 wrote:I can't remember who, but I have seen pics of a rack that mounted them vertically right behind the driver's door. Looked like a nice idea.
Back when I had my my 710M radio truck, I hung the door tops from the rear rifle rack, they have horizonal bars and straps.... kept them for my 712, and never installed them, and the Pink Cow's door tops mount completely different than the gassers, not so friendly to casual R&Rings.
Im having difficulty picturing your set up. If youre interested in selling it, i may be interested in buying. Not sure if it would work.

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Post by David Dunn » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:38 am

"Somewhere" around the web are pics of the interior of 710M radio trucks, and the brackets are difficult to miss.. :lol:
I'll try to dig them up and post a pic of them.... if I hadn't previously. :roll: ....then again...Erik can go find them.. fetch boy, fetch! :lol:

Sorry, coouldn't resist :wink:
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Post by ka » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:58 am

mine's a 710m radio and here's a link to a pic with one side of the rack hidden behind the shelter post (pic is too big to display here so ....):

http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll34 ... 710m-m.jpg

and another closer of just one side:

http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll34 ... 710m-d.jpg

is that what you're talking about?
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Post by audiocontr » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:37 am

Ahh, i see now. Interesting. I wonder if that rack works with the seats installed as well. I like it.

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Post by ka » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:52 am

actually, i have all the seats installed now. i just put that rack back in and the seat tops on that side hit the rack before they get locked upright. the racks are right where you want to sit, too, anyway. i'm gonna take them out next time i need to take 9 ppl to lunch (a common occurance). i'd rather haul a pile of screaming ppl around than shoot anything, anyway. BIG rather there.
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Post by ka » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:38 pm

a pic i'd like to see would be a fully supplied 710m radio (with all its equipment mounted).
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Post by David Dunn » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:54 pm

Yes, those are the brackets.
I modified one of the bracket so that the seat back will snap into place.
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