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fiberglass or plastic door where to buy

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Be prepared to pay through the nose for one of those...

Only source I am aware of:  http://www.restored.jp/english240z260z.html

160,000 yen is about $1600 USD

I think there is a fella on these forums that imports their wares.  He had a post on here offering a group buy at one point, worth doing a search.  

 

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The shipping cost will probably rule them out but I purchased my fibreglass doors from this company in Australia for approx $700US

 

http://www.motorsportfibreglass.com.au/index.php

 

They include the window frame so you can use perspex. I would mention that the door itself is not a major weight component but rather the hinges and the window and winder mechanism are the big weight items. A fibreglass door by itself is something of a waste of money.

 

If you have the basic skills it would not be too hard to make an inside and outside mould (OZ spelling) and then make your own.

 

I chopped up the door to make a special set for my GTO.

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Unfortunately I don't have either complete to compare but I can tell you that I'm an old bloke (Oz term for gentleman) and not particularly strong, but I could easily pick the whole fibreglass door up with one hand and wave it in the air above my head.

 

Again I would emphasize that you would have to fit a plastic window and do away with the glass and winding mechanism to achieve any rear benefit. Come to think of it, that's something you could achieve by experimenting with the original door.

 

(edit) I've just weighted the components and my door is just under 4kg with no hinges nor latch, and no intrusion bar. It does include the aluminium window frame and sliding perspex windows panes.

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(edit) I've just weighted the components and my door is just under 4kg with no hinges nor latch, and no intrusion bar. It does include the aluminium window frame and sliding perspex windows panes.

Thanks. For comparison, I just weighed my series one door shell (just the shell - nothing else) and it came in at 25lbs on a bathroom scale. So, I figure about 35lbs weight savings from FG doors vs stock.

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