300c Suicide Doors...in Brampton - Chrysler 300C Forum: 300C & SRT8 Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 7,668, Level: 1 Points: 7,668, Level: 1 Points: 7,668, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
300c Suicide Doors...in Brampton

had this posted in the exterior section, had a request to post it here....

we have recently undertaken a suicide door conversion for a customerís 300c. Considering the global interest in this conversion we decided to post some pictures. Of all the vehicles we have put suicide doors on in the past, the 300 proved to be the most difficult. To add to the complexity of the conversion, the rear doors needed to be open to no less than 90 degrees to the body as per the customerís request.

As with all of our conversions the vehicle needs to remain suitable for everyday use, meaning water tight, wind noise free and also the doors must open and close like they did originally and must NOT sag over time, additionally the doors must not appear "flimsily"(Must be a word) attached to the vehicle. The doors required complete reinforcing from within as did the quarter panel. Owing unto the additional reinforcement, the doors are bounce free and close and line-up like they did from the factory. Bare in mind in these pictures we are only halfway to completion. Meaning none of the sheet metal has been put back in place, there has been no finishing of any kind, not actuators installed etc....still very raw. When we are done the vehicle will appear as though it came from the factory with suicide doors...which in our opinion it really should have. Will post more as we progress. Enjoy

CP



Link



Video + Pictures of the Doors.



http://www.putfile.com/cpracing
cpracing is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 10:45 AM
Senior Member
Points: 10,875, Level: 1 Points: 10,875, Level: 1 Points: 10,875, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wainwright AB, Canada
Posts: 458
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice video on the 300c did you blueprint the entire process and are you going to have the door handles moved forward or are you going to shave all of them and use poppers. If you decide to make this in to a kit you should start here on this forum and offer us a group buy.



steve 300c is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 02:09 PM
Major Contributing Member
Points: 14,204, Level: 1 Points: 14,204, Level: 1 Points: 14,204, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
teahead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,819
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks sweet.

You gonna relocate the outside door handle or shave it off completely?

I say...shave 'em. I like the "touch" door handles from these guys:

http://www.lafranceautoworks.com/

How many hours do you think the whole thing, from beginning to end, will take?

2006 300c SRT-8 (wife's daily driver)
Option I, II, sunroof, Kicker, Rear DVD

20% tint, OEM chrome dr handles, moulding removed, Ultimate pdls, Factor1 LED tails, 22x9/22x10.5 forged Moz Rivieras, 265/35, 295/30-22 Hankook Ventus, NYC plat burl wood kit, KW V2s, Eibach Anti-Roll Kit, Wellshine grille, clear corners.

NEXT MOD:
9" headrests, myGig RHR


teahead is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 7,668, Level: 1 Points: 7,668, Level: 1 Points: 7,668, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
...

hello all..

we are flirting with the idea of offering a kit. As of now we are doing on vehcile only installations. The amount of reinforcing and custom work required to make the doors operate the same as factory is....considerable. We are hesitant to offer a kit that will be installed poorly elsewhere.

As for the door handles, our preference is relocte them. Customer says shave, shave it is- front and rear. Total time from through our door to out again including everything(paint etc..), about 125-150 hours. I will have some more video and pictures shortly as the car is nearing completion.

CP

Last edited by cpracing; 01-07-2006 at 08:49 AM. Reason: spelling
cpracing is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 7,668, Level: 1 Points: 7,668, Level: 1 Points: 7,668, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
all done....mostly.

The 90 degree suicide door conversion is now complete. We have managed to achieve the 90 degrees we wanted for the rear doors and re-designed the front door hinges of the car also to open to near 90 degrees in an attempt to balance the visual appeal of the vehicle. The rear doorstops allow the doors to open up to within 3mm of the quarter panel without hitting. All the reinforcement in the doors and behind the quarter worked perfectly. The doors do not twist, flex or sag in the least. Leaning, slamming and general abuse have had no effect on the doors operation so everyone is very please.







We have opted to shave the door handles on the car and have made provisions for hidden hydraulic actuators to open and close the doors. The front and rear doors have remained full power-locks and power windows. Additionally, the weather seals are still in place and function as they should. Behind the hinge is also sealed (not shown) to keep the elements from entering the quarter panel while driving.



The car is now ready for the body shop phase, all the welds will be ground smooth and the car will be stripped even further and prepped for paint. Someone did mention a 3 inch chop for the roofÖso we are considering it.



CP

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	suicide4.jpg
Views:	25031
Size:	165.3 KB
ID:	12153   Click image for larger version

Name:	suicide90fronts.jpg
Views:	15077
Size:	189.6 KB
ID:	12154   Click image for larger version

Name:	suicide90hinge.jpg
Views:	2660
Size:	163.0 KB
ID:	12155   Click image for larger version

Name:	suicideall4.jpg
Views:	443
Size:	148.7 KB
ID:	12156   Click image for larger version

Name:	suicideds.jpg
Views:	2024
Size:	144.1 KB
ID:	12157  

cpracing is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 7,668, Level: 1 Points: 7,668, Level: 1 Points: 7,668, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
more..

and here are some more pictures....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	suicideflex2.jpg
Views:	593
Size:	171.3 KB
ID:	12158   Click image for larger version

Name:	suicidelines.jpg
Views:	283
Size:	136.0 KB
ID:	12159   Click image for larger version

Name:	suicidepass2.jpg
Views:	1664
Size:	170.7 KB
ID:	12160   Click image for larger version

Name:	suicider90.jpg
Views:	10231
Size:	161.6 KB
ID:	12161   Click image for larger version

Name:	suicider1.jpg
Views:	6529
Size:	176.5 KB
ID:	12162  

cpracing is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 05:57 PM
Senior Contributing Member
Points: 16,111, Level: 1 Points: 16,111, Level: 1 Points: 16,111, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
300MAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Long Island
Posts: 851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks sweet, so is the cat out of the bag yet on what is planned for the interior is it still a mystery
300MAG is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 06:13 PM
Major Contributing Member
Points: 72,859, Level: 1 Points: 72,859, Level: 1 Points: 72,859, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,269
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I see some framing for a rear center console...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 300MAG
Looks sweet, so is the cat out of the bag yet on what is planned for the interior is it still a mystery
aspendog is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 06:18 PM
ADMINISTRATOR
Points: 243,533, Level: 1 Points: 243,533, Level: 1 Points: 243,533, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
 
Northern Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,186
Thanks: 221
Thanked 372 Times in 289 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Garage
Great work, cpracing.

Nice to see some good ole' Canuck ingenuity.

Patrick ... Latest List of Road Racing Mods ..........
2015 Hellcat is on its way to my stable!
Northern Rider is online now  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-19-2006, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 7,668, Level: 1 Points: 7,668, Level: 1 Points: 7,668, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
cat out...

as was noticed with the center console we have some plans for the interior also. We can not at this time disclose just what, it will be nothing anyone has ever seen before however...in any car.

CP

Quote:
Originally Posted by Northern Rider
Great work, cpracing.

Nice to see some good ole' Canuck ingenuity.
cpracing is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chrysler 300C Forum: 300C & SRT8 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suicide Doors 09 300c in Burlington, F/S Bronek Canada / Mexico Forum 7 06-16-2010 07:44 AM
Suicide Doors manny72 Appearance General Discussion 14 10-21-2008 03:25 PM
300C Suicide doors or Lambo style? kidcoastal Appearance General Discussion 26 12-27-2007 09:28 AM
Lambo doors/Suicide doors have nothing on the Gullwing kobe8 General Discussion 12 05-08-2006 08:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design