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Thread: Has anyone figured out how to make McLaren mp4-12c style doors work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianBurton View Post
    The way I see it, if you are brave enough to build a car...... how hard can a door hinge be?????
    A door hinge with that kind of movement could take more effort to get right, than figuring out how to mount a whole fiberglass bosy.

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    I've got a mclaren here with me at work so I could grab some pics of the hinge if itd help anyone but you can't really see a great deal without taking the door off. I'll upload pics tonight if anyone is interested

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    The Corvette Stingray concept has the same door opening design. As you can see from the picture below, the hinge mechanism is massive. I plan to tackle that as soon as I finish the body. I had to modify my car body from the concept because regular doors would not open with their body design due to the flat area where the door meets the hood.

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    The Corvette hinge looks like overkill to me. The hinge TwilightZ posted looks more reasonable.

    Jack

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    Senior Member TwilightZ's Avatar
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    check out the ultima gtr door hinge. no need to reinvent the wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8c View Post
    I've got a mclaren here with me at work so I could grab some pics of the hinge if itd help anyone but you can't really see a great deal without taking the door off. I'll upload pics tonight if anyone is interested
    I'm very interested. See what you can get please.

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    I took some just in case anyone did want them but you really can't see a lot. I work away and my data cable is at home so I'll put the pics up at the weekend

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    the Ultima hinge won't work. The ultima has 2 mounting locations, vs. the McLaren style hinge holds the whole door on one mounting location.

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    These doors are getting very popular:

    http://www.autoblog.com/2012/02/13/2...ts-doors-open/
    Let's put them on our kits, before they become as played out as Lamborghini style vertical doors.
    Last edited by Austrian Import; 02-14-2012 at 08:56 PM.

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    autoloc has been selling these door kits for years along side their side tilt trunk kits, suicide door kits, door poppers ect. they seem to have taken them of the web sight but i doubt they dont sell them any more

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    This pic might be a bit easier to see how these can work
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