DIY Tube Doors
This is my first post on this forum, so I want to make sure it will help others with the dream of making their Cruiser more BA! I attached a file of a tube door design I am going to begin building in a few weeks. I just want to post the 3D drawing/blueprints to help inspire others to make their own! All you will need (in theory, haven't started yet) is 1" metal piping/tubing from home depot, 45 and 90 degree elbows for the tubing, a saw that will cut the tubing, and a drill that will allow you to cut holes into the tubing and elbows to allow a bolt to go through it. Again, this is just an idea post, as I have yet to tackle this project. But I expect it to be fairly easy and will update this post in just a few weeks! Finals are coming up and my time is limited! Once I build the frame and figure out a way to attach it to the hinges of the car, Ill be able to create a latching mechanism as well.
In the picture attached, i have 3 drawings. The first is the tube door. The second is the tube door WITH a top attachment that will allow me to attach plexiglass to it, for rainy days and to help against theft! You can see in the 3rd drawing the door and top frame separated to show you how i plan to connect them! If all goes to plan, ill be able to hold the top from in the trunk and attach it within minutes when needed!
BTW, all designs on my computer are done to scale. Tubes are 1", elbows are slightly bigger, but still 1" inside