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What type of door configuration should I do?

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Postby Jeff_C on Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:16 pm

I'm trying to decide what configuration I can do for the officer's side of my current project. The driver's side will be the same configuration as in the kit.

OPTION 1:
All doors are side opening
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OPTION 2:
Upper doors are flip up, and the lower doors are side opening
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OPTION 3:
All doors are side opening
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Postby Tiny 26 on Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:56 pm

I voted for #2 on this particular truck.
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Postby R H on Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:41 pm

It's a shame you've already cut in fo the ladder rack, if you hadn't, I'd recommend moving it backward, and enlarge the upper front compartment, then I'd also say go for #3.
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Postby bigdogb25 on Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:35 am

I went for number 2 figuring that would get the doors up out of the way. I've never worked with an engine with a hydraulic rack - can you get into the top compartments with the rack down??
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Postby GLMFAA1 on Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:49 am

Where's roll up?
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Postby SBRES8CUE on Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:10 am

I voted for option #2 how ever i was thinking a combination of the doors at the rear of option #2 and the large Barn style doors at the front of option #3 would look pretty good. Just a thought.
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Postby Jeff_C on Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:07 pm

GLMFAA1 wrote:Where's roll up?


I'm not doing the roll ups because they look too utilitarian, and second I want to use the flame stripes again.

Besides I decided that after making the rear roll up door, and what a pain it was making the straps for the retainer bar.
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Postby ChrisMooney on Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:29 pm

How about this..... Bottom swing out and top two roll up.... Thay way you can get to the top comprtments even with the ladder rack down......
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Postby cargostar on Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:30 pm

I like Chris's idea. I could see needing into an upper compartment with the rack down, or a door not being latched being damaged by the rack. I voted for #2 tho.
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Postby chariots of fire on Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:14 pm

A ladder rack ordinarily does not interfere with the doors except when the doors are open. And I can't remember if there is a fail-safe solonoid that would keep the rack from being activated if the doors were open. The middle bracket is in between the two doors. But when the rack is down you probably won't be able to get to the upper doors. The ladder would be too far out for anyone to reach the doors or get anything out of the compartments. It's either one or the other. Our town has 3 Pierce's with overhead ladder racks and they have never been a problem. The rack brackets on the ends are actually on the rear body panel and front body panel completely out of the way of the doors.
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Re: Opinions

Postby R H on Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:19 pm

ChrisMooney wrote:How about this..... Bottom swing out and top two roll up.... Thay way you can get to the top comprtments even with the ladder rack down......


FDNY Style! Actually, after I made my post on here and logged off I thought about that. :oops:
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