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    designing door opening

    I'm customizing a corvette and would like to know if there are tips/tricks to designing the door opening so as not to have obstructions. I'm using the stock hinges and I have moved the door out so the radius of travel has increased. Link or info would be appreciated.
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    Scott

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    Re: designing door opening

    Quote Originally Posted by swoodard23
    I'm customizing a corvette and would like to know if there are tips/tricks to designing the door opening so as not to have obstructions. I'm using the stock hinges and I have moved the door out so the radius of travel has increased. Link or info would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Scott
    If you arent moving the hinge, I think you just have to move the joint line of the door forwards so that when the door opens with the new skin it doesnt foul. i.e. effectively you would take a bit off the back of the wing and add some to the front of the door.
    308 GTB Fiero - Complete<br />355 Extreme MR2 - 1st Primer coat on<br />406 Coupe - Daily driver, soon to be Extreme 360<br />(Disclaimer - Any timescales mentioned in the above message are totally guessed &amp; will be subject to &#39;man maths&#39; excuses for why it wasnt finshed on time)

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    Re: designing door opening

    Thanks,
    That is just what I did and now it swings freely. Nothing like a little trial and error. ;D
    Scott

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    Re: designing door opening

    Scott What year of Corvette are you working on? What bodykit/mods are you working with?
    And the joke is,<br />when he awoke his,<br />body was covered in Coke fizz !

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    Re: designing door opening

    It is a 1977 corvette. I've grafted in a rear clip from a 67 vette and a custom flip front nose. Sail panels, rear fender flares,door and fender skins are custom made by me. Here are some pics.







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    Re: designing door opening

    Wow, thats a hell of an improvement! That shape really works for me. Im not normally into that style of car, but I like what you have done. Wheels suit it well too.
    308 GTB Fiero - Complete<br />355 Extreme MR2 - 1st Primer coat on<br />406 Coupe - Daily driver, soon to be Extreme 360<br />(Disclaimer - Any timescales mentioned in the above message are totally guessed &amp; will be subject to &#39;man maths&#39; excuses for why it wasnt finshed on time)

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    Re: designing door opening

    That's "feaking awesome" -- keep up the great work!!

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    Re: designing door opening

    absolutely amazing work.

    looks like something out of a sweet movie!

    keep it up,

    best of luck.

    (love the rear end design btw.)

    -jordan

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