A third door

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:14
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G'day all

I love my 2000 model Troopy (1hz) which I've owned for the past 5 years.. But my wife and I are starting to get a little fustrated with it being a 2 door vehicle.( No I cant afford a new 4 door Troopy). So I've been thinking of an extra door conversion, I know there is a mob in Newcastle that do them but any suggestions on who do these jobs would be helpful..... by the way Im on the South Coast of NSW at Jervis Bay, and dont really want to go interstate. Any ideas on cost???


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Jeff
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Reply By: Wayne David - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:51

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:51
I'm probably not much elp to you on this. But..............

I've a mate in the same boat as you and he's fed up with the two door situation too. I raised the subject of adding a 3rd door and he mentioned that he'd heard that there were rust issues or so he'd heard. So I'd be careful.

Have you tried logging onto a Toyota owners forum? No doubt there's heaps of folk who would know the truth & at least point you in the right direction.

Good luck.
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Reply By: Smudger - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:57

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:57
Check thread # 30065
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 15:01

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 15:01
Jeff, cant help with a mob to do the door but, if you dont find anyone, I'd be looking at cutting the side out with a 9" grinder, cap the cuts then maybe install a alluminium roller shutter.

Would look a bit commercial but would give you far better entry than a door.

Just an idea mate.



Cheers.......Lionel.
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Reply By: troopyman - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 15:23

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 15:23
Heres what i did . It was originally an 11 seater so i had the two front seats taken out and replaced with a pair of EB falcon buckets from the wreckers and complianced as a 10 seater . Then a little later i decided i didnt like the kids to be in side facing seats all the time . I had someone install a folding bench seat (complete with retractable lap sash belts , the middle is lap only) where the forward side facing seats were and complianced for a 9 seater . 2 front buckets then the 3 seater bench seat and then the two rear side facing seats . People can easily climb thru the front buckets and into the bench seat . I can leave the rear folding seats up for storage or put one down and puit the esky/fridge on top . I can carry up to 9 people or fold the bench seat up against the buckets and fold the rear side seats up and have a 2 seater etc etc . So you see i dont need a third door and i have lots of seating options . PS I just had a cargo barrier installed behind the bench and it is easily taken out when you need to carry more than 5 people . cheers .
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 15:45

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 15:45
http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/42066/Troopy_third_door.aspx

http://www.4wdworld.com.au/Polans-Truck-Refinishers-Pty-Ltd.html

http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/45525/troopy_third_door.aspx

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Reply By: toyotabits.com - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 17:28

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 17:28
G'day Jeff, there are a couple of extra door troopys for sale on toyotabits.com & EO trader, you could ring them & ask what type & who did them in case they are different so you can work out which is the better one, maybe worth a phone call, regards, aussiedingo
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Reply By: Member - Dick (Int) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 20:09

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 20:09
Is this what you had in mind.


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This Troopy was a NSW Ambulance and they had the third door installed in all their Troopy's. It is a good installation and there is no sign of any rust. I am not sure who did the conversion.



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Follow Up By: wallabyjack5 - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 09:12

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 09:12
The last time I inquired about them they cost about $6000 to fit.
And that was about 5yrs ago.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dick (Int) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:22

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:22
Yes, thats the figure I have heard of.

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Reply By: Best Off Road - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 13:50

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 13:50
Jeff,

I'm assuming the issue is having to climb in and out of it to get at stuff.

The other alternative is to fit a set of drawers to house the small stuff. Then on top of the drawers a pair of full length slides to put the big things on.

This way you bring the gear out to you.

Anyway, just a thought.

If you have any queries give me a bell on 03 9706 6527.

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Jim.

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Reply By: Member - jeff r (NSW) - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 15:25

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 15:25
Sorry everyone, I've been away for few days... Thanks for the tips

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Jeff
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