Off Car Door Rack

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  1. John Wright

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    Please explain how this door remains upright with no visible side to side support.
     
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    Clamped to the flat bottom provides plenty of lateral support. At the ends of the 2 in square tubing uprights are flat plates that are 2 X 4 inches or so. This is what are clamped to the underside of the door. If the door is heavily rusted it may not be advised.
     
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    We use the same rack,have several of them.They do come in handy.
     
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    be cool to see some videos of a guy that could handle a 2nd gen camaro door like that, or gal.
     
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    Very cool method! But how does it stay upright on the jack?
     
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    Yeah, very well. I'm sure I could push it over of course, but it rolled across the floor by pulling on the jack handle and was stable. Just to be extra safe it may be best to lower the door all the way down if the floor is not level. I didn't really build it to work on the door but more to make it easy for one person to remove and hang the door on the car and to move the door around the garage. One thing I didn't mention is that the post that sticks throughthe jack receiver I tapped a 3/8 hole and bolt the jack plate to the jack receiver. This may have been a bit of overkill. Mostly I did it to prevent the rotation of the door on the jack when I didn't want it.
     
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    A really great idea for a difficult task! I used my engine hoist with a cargo strap.
     
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    That is cool, I always envision them with supports up the outside, I am thinking I need to make something for my engine hoist so I can remove and replace hood by myself, probably just some straps like zstar used on his door.. I use a motorcyle jack for the tranny and doors on other cars its more stable than a floorjack, it has a lot of surface.
     
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    I made a door buck (as I call it) out of scrap wood to assist me in taking the door off and on by myself. But it also sits nicely on the floor where I removed all the components to clean and paint it. I suppose you could just sit it on something if you want it higher.
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