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Blackbeard1718 10-21-2009 12:29 AM

FINALLY! Half-Doors Are Installed!
 
I received my Bestop/Highrock Element Door Kit last week, and just finished installing it about an hour ago. I was having the Enclosure Panels painted by a local Body Shop, and just picked those up Friday.

I'll post some pics tomorrow, but I'm REALLY happy with the way they turned out. Much, much cheaper that the Factory Half Doors, and they look just as good to me! I ordered everything through Quadratec, and it all came in within a week. The kit I ordered was:

- Highrock Element Tube Doors w/Upper Door Windows
- Highrock Element Door Bags
- Highrock Element Enclosure Door Panels

I transfered the Stock Mirrors from the Full Doors to the Half-Doors, and they fit perfectly. I attached the Door Bags to the inside of the Doors, so I'll have a little extra room for light storage items. After Adjusting the Upper Door Windows, and the Latches, it all fits great.

If anyone else is thinking about going with the Half-Doors, I highly recommend them! http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9...miley236hw.gif

Cheers!

BB

jk'n 10-21-2009 06:11 AM

Can't wait to see the results!

1EYEDJACK 10-21-2009 08:05 AM

Please post your pics!!!

yj-genral 10-21-2009 08:37 AM

this thread is useless without pics! :D

jk'n 10-21-2009 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yj-genral (Post 464826)
this thread is useless without pics! :D

X2
I was trying to be nice. :D:D

4point 10-21-2009 01:18 PM

OK, you'll have to post pics or I'm delete'n this thread. :D

jgano23 10-21-2009 01:29 PM

http://hdforums.com/forum/attachment...ut-pichers.jpg

Blackbeard1718 10-21-2009 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4point (Post 465109)
OK, you'll have to post pics or I'm delete'n this thread. :D

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! http://img439.imageshack.us/img439/2504/pirate1og.gif

Just kiddin'! As soon as it stops raining, I'll get a couple of shots of the doors for y'all!

Stand By, Shipmates! Pics are comin'! Did you want Flash Photos, because my camera will take 'em? I picked this baby up in Port Royal for 2 Pieces of 8! What a deal!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ye_brownie.JPG

Cheers!

BB

jk'n 10-21-2009 02:53 PM

Aaaaarg....flash photos in a flash flood....snap away matey. Post the booty ye is through.

yj-genral 10-21-2009 03:02 PM

less pirate talk... more pictures! :D

amy 10-21-2009 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackbeard1718 (Post 465180)
Stand By, Shipmates! Pics are comin'! Did you want Flash Photos, because my camera will take 'em? I picked this baby up in Port Royal for 2 Pieces of 8! What a deal!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ye_brownie.JPG

Cheers!

BB

My dad used to have a camera just like that. I always hated it when the flashbulb went off.

Blackbeard1718 10-21-2009 07:06 PM

Still Raining pretty hard, so I snapped a few Garage Pics for ya:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...5/SSPX0076.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...5/SSPX0077.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...5/SSPX0079.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...5/SSPX0080.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...5/SSPX0081.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...5/SSPX0082.jpg

Cheers!

BB

yj-genral 10-21-2009 08:04 PM

that is seriously awesome dude... and comparable in price too... about $700 for both front half doors with vinyl uppers right?

ExDementia 10-21-2009 09:20 PM

Nice! Those look really good. Its also nice seeing a two door JK...

Blackbeard1718 10-21-2009 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yj-genral (Post 465427)
that is seriously awesome dude... and comparable in price too... about $700 for both front half doors with vinyl uppers right?

Thanks!

Right! The Tube Doors, Upper Vinyl Doors (With Zippered Windows), and the Enclosure Kit Panels, were $776 with Shipping. The Door Bags were an extra $116, but will give me some more interior storage space for junk.

FYI, the Enclosure Panels can be removed, and you'll just have the Tube Doors installed. Prerry solid setup all around, for the price!

Cheers!

BB

jk'n 10-22-2009 06:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackbeard1718 (Post 465542)
Thanks!

Right! The Tube Doors, Upper Vinyl Doors (With Zippered Windows), and the Enclosure Kit Panels, were $776 with Shipping. The Door Bags were an extra $116, but will give me some more interior storage space for junk.

FYI, the Enclosure Panels can be removed, and you'll just have the Tube Doors installed. Prerry solid setup all around, for the price!

Cheers!

BB

Duly noted. Make a note....add to wish list....cha-ching. Man those doors look great. :appl:

jgano23 10-22-2009 06:39 AM

those look awesome. i love that you got them color matched.

yj-genral 10-22-2009 08:13 AM

need some daylight pics when its not raining though, get some better detail of what its all about! :D

amy 10-22-2009 08:59 AM

That looks great! Good job.

Geoff@Bestop 10-22-2009 09:02 AM

Hey! If you get outside and get some, um, good pictures, let me know. I really like the painted metal enclosures, and don't have any shots like that (we always just go with the black). Cheers!

--geoff

jk'n 10-22-2009 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop (Post 465812)
Hey! If you get outside and get some, um, good pictures, let me know. I really like the painted metal enclosures, and don't have any shots like that (we always just go with the black). Cheers!

--geoff

geoff,

When are the rear doors for the unlimited coming out?

4point 10-22-2009 12:42 PM

Looks good Blackbeard!

Geoff@Bestop 10-22-2009 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jk'n (Post 465970)
geoff,

When are the rear doors for the unlimited coming out?

They're out.
http://www.bestop.com/images/aux14/ElementDoors.jpg

jk'n 10-22-2009 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop (Post 466011)
They're out.

Hmmm....I didn't see them in the quadratec web site. They got the solid outers too?

Geoff@Bestop 10-22-2009 04:47 PM

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hmmm....i didn't see them in the quadratec web site. They got the solid outers too?

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Blackbeard1718 10-22-2009 07:34 PM

JK'N!

Here ya Go:

Quadratec Element Doors For JK Unlimited (Link)

Also, here are a few shots I took when I got home this afternoon, with the top down. Geoff, if you need some more with better lighting, just let me know. It's gonna be nice out tomorrow and Saturday.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...5/SSPX0083.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...5/SSPX0084.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...5/SSPX0086.jpg

When I had it out in the sunlight today, I did see some small gaps from the inside, where the weather stripping didn't cover all of the spaces. So, a quick trip to O'Reilly's Auto Parts, and I picked up some Peel-N-Stick Door Seal. Gaps' gone! I don't intend to put the Full Doors back on... ever... so I'm not worried about the Weather Stripping being in the way.

Cheers!

BB

jk'n 10-22-2009 07:45 PM

Blackbeard, totally awesome. Thanks for the link, I was in a hurry and didn't give the site a total scrubbing.

yj-genral 10-22-2009 07:47 PM

beautiful pictures blackbeard!

bflank 10-22-2009 07:54 PM

Looks great! Now how to keep the wife from seeing those? She'll want a full set of 4 for the JK.

Lemmee see, 4 x $776-ish = $3,106 OUCH!! Blackbeard you are gonna cost me a bundle. Is that anyway for one seafarer to treat another?

Blackbeard1718 10-22-2009 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bflank (Post 466367)
Looks great! Now how to keep the wife from seeing those? She'll want a full set of 4 for the JK.

Lemmee see, 4 x $776-ish = $3,106 OUCH!! Blackbeard you are gonna cost me a bundle. Is that anyway for one seafarer to treat another?

NOOOOOOO! Sorry, if I wrote it that way. The $776 was for both Front Doors, not just one Door. So, you're looking ballpark, $1,552 for a set of 4..... unless you have 2 Unlimited's, that is! In that case, do yours first, and ask the wifey if she likes it, that you'll do hers too! http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...te/th_0011.gif

EDITED TO ADD: Your Avatar looks like a Master Diver insignia?

Cheers!

BB


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