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Old 02-23-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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ACE Engineering tube door/half door concept

We are wrapping up our tooling build for our tube door/half door project. We are so excited to soon offer this incredible design idea. We will be offering tube doors with a removable and paintable skin. Here our a few cad shots and will post our prototype pics shortly. Please follow up with some feedback.

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Old 02-23-2012, 09:44 AM   #2
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Really like the tube design. Been thinking about getting a set of tube doors, but I would have no use for the door skins. Not a fan of that look in most instances. Are you going to offer the tube doors without the skins?

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Old 02-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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Looks like a good design. I also like the idea of the tube doors without the skins or even offering the tube doors with expanded metal sheeting.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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I love the half doors, had them in my YJ, and I wish I had them on my JK. If the price is right, I'll get some, gotta see pics of the real thinig.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:05 AM   #5
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My Ace shopping cart keeps getting bigger. I'm already planning on a ride out there to pick everything up and avoid shipping. Any ETA on these doors?
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:15 AM   #6
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please include a option for mirror mounting
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:17 AM   #7
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Great idea, but I also would not want the skins.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #8
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I like it. keep them as cheap as possible, just something to keep arms and legs in the jeep! I love the no frills no options type doors, especially since I would only use them for the summer! (to help keep the dogs in!)
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #9
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Those look good, are the skins optional? Some may want them and some may not. I'd consider them.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:33 AM   #10
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I like it. I've been thinking of making my own tube doors with removable panels and some nets on the inside for maps and whatnot.

I think it would be cool to have flat TJ style door handles with latch and notch the panel to slide up to or behind the edge of the handle. And a mirror mount of course.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #11
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Nice... Skin is a pretty cool idea... but not so sure I care if it is offered as a part of the doors or not
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:22 PM   #12
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Yes the skin will be a option. This is for the guys who want the half door look without the high cost.

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:27 PM   #13
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Love these, especially if you make the latch handle only accessible from the inside...nice clean outer skin.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:29 PM   #14
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Nice job... Let us know when the protos go live!
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:28 PM   #15
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I want some tube doors and I haven't found any that I like. I haven't found any that flow nice with the contours of the JKU body. I like these. What kind of door handles will you use and will there be an option to mount factory style door mirrors?
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:43 PM   #16
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I will definitely be in the market for some half doors for my JKU. I'm one of those that Does want the solid outside for the door, and I agree with the poster above that I would want to mount a mirror on them. (yay safety!)

just providing some feedback...
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:00 PM   #17
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Yes the skin will be a option. This is for the guys who want the half door look without the high cost.

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That's great!!!!!! looking forward to seeing them on your web site soon !!!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #18
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Nice job Adam!! Will be keeping my eye on these for sure!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:17 PM   #19
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I would love to find an inexpensive tube doors. My daughter hates completely doorless. Most that I have seen, seem way to high for simple bent tubes. I am sure you can do it since your side rails are the best price too. Can't wait to see the final product. Hope it is ready for Summer. Make sure to keep us updated.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:56 AM   #20
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I've been thinking about getting some tube doors too, but all the top brands are upwards of $300. If these remain in a decent price point, less than 3 bills then they will be a viable option. I like everything Ace does.

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Old 02-26-2012, 09:14 AM   #21
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I would be interested in a pair for my TJ from what I've seen so far...
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:02 AM   #22
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ive been looking for some tube doors and i may just have to hold out until i can get a set of these. i love my rock rails i got from ace. my only recommendation is put a mirror bracket on them.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:20 AM   #23
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I like the idea of removable paintable skins as wife hates just tube doors while the 3 kids in the back. I like door handle on the inside for a clean line and latch has to have a lock somehow so kids don't accidentally open it. Below $500 for a 4 door would be great.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:30 PM   #24
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Like previously stated, put a decent latch on it and mirror mounts, don't rape us, I'll bike for a TJ pair.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:39 PM   #25
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Any idea when these will be released? I'd like some for spring and like the idea of being able to get the skin later if I want it.
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Any idea when these will be released? I'd like some for spring and like the idea of being able to get the skin later if I want it.
2x when when when when????????
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:27 PM   #27
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I would like to be able to buy tube doors with potential skins on them. summer is coming up and I will be leaving the soft top and doors off a lot...love the look of tube doors. love the rock rails I have from y'all so ACE is already ahead in my mind for tube doors shall they be released in a couple months.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:16 AM   #28
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Any updates ACE?
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:18 AM   #29
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I suspect last week was busy for them, sounds like they were prepping the first batch of tire carrier to ship out
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:29 AM   #30
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For the door skins: How about an option to have them powder coated?

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