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EECDOC
10-15-2013, 08:40 PM
I've contacted John Temple about the fiberglass MN12 doors he had designed and had a small run made up back in 2005. He is willing to have another batch made up. I have interest in 3 sets as of tonight. Looking to see if anyone on this site may have an interest in these. It's probably best to have a roll bar with side bars when running these for side impact saftey. They are not cheap as the cost each is $535. If there is enough interest, I'm sure some cost savings will come with the number of doors ordered. Here is a link to an 8 year old thread when the doors were first offered.

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57233&highlight=fiberglass+doors

Let me know if you have serious interest in buying a set.

Mike.......:cool:

davec73
10-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Depending on interest I may be in for a set

BLOWN38
10-15-2013, 09:38 PM
I'm in for a set maybe 2 sets depending on timing.

MadMikeyL
10-16-2013, 12:00 AM
$535 each set, or each door?

BLOWN38
10-16-2013, 12:03 AM
Each door.

XR7 Dave
10-16-2013, 08:29 AM
I would be in for a set. Any idea on the timeline for payments?

Randy
10-16-2013, 08:39 AM
I bought a pair of doors from the first ones that John made.
They were very nice. But I payed a lot more than the price given for this
round of built doors. Randy Baker

SCrazy
10-16-2013, 08:57 AM
I would take a set

r429460
10-16-2013, 09:30 AM
I'll take two.

davec73
10-16-2013, 09:47 AM
1070 per set is that a dhipped price?

EECDOC
10-16-2013, 12:25 PM
The $1070 per set is what I was quoted. I'm sure shipping is extra. As I told John Temple, I beleive there is a new market for these doors. He is to get back to me on timing for manufacture, and price break if any on a run of X numder of doors. Looks like there is interest in 6 or 7 sets right now. From what I was told only 3 or 4 sets were sold on the first round back in 2004-05.
Randy, I remember seeing the doors you had on display at the 2004 Shootout.

I was checking the doors out on Mike Pucketts car up in Kentucky at the 2013 Shootout. Looks like they have held up great over the years.

I will let John know the interest we have and convey any new info.

Looks like a few Birds will be losing some weight for next year.

Mike Siska.....

DrFishbone
10-16-2013, 01:26 PM
I was just thinking about these a few days ago. I highly doubt I'll be in the market real soon, but am interested.

1/10th off the 1/4mi, slightly better MPG, no more bruised shins (if you've had a T-Bird for awhile, you know what I'm talking about!) anddd....goodbye worn-out door hinges too! :cool:

Not to mention....one more reason my car would need new paint! :D

Kurt K
10-16-2013, 01:42 PM
I can't fully commit at this time, but keep me in mind when pricing is finalized (any discounts for quantity thresholds?).

pbdevastator
10-16-2013, 05:53 PM
I have a set on my car already. They are nice, a lot lighter, don't have to worry about rust or door hinges, however it is a ton of work which most people don't think about at first. All the parts that are on your steel door are made for steel doors. The glass doors are thicker so had to do some extra work to make everything fit properly. All the holes for where everything goes had to be cut as well. Then when you get all that done, then there is fitting and lining them up properly on the car. In the end I am happy with having glass doors, but would not do all the work again if I ever take on another project car. Not trying to turn anyone off getting glass doors, just giving an idea of whats involved, or at least the experience i had with them.

Toms-SC
10-16-2013, 06:12 PM
I recall seeing some photos of the fit....looked like the door was sunk in.

Dirtyd0g
10-16-2013, 06:20 PM
I may be interested in the spring, are there any thoughts of a fiberglass dash or lightweight glass for the doors? Because I liek the stock appearance on my 97 I wonder how hard it would be to get a stock appearing fiberglass hood, has anyone ever seen one?
Alan

90coug
10-16-2013, 06:30 PM
Are you guys talking about Hairy Glass?

http://www.hairyglass.com/thunderbird.html


Or is this another person doing TBIRD fiberglass?


FYI guys, two doors over at Hairy's place cost about $750

ricardoa1
10-16-2013, 06:35 PM
I also analyzed them upclose at the shootout. Lots of work needed to make it show quality. Its a race part and as such people should be aware. For a street car that pulls up to car shows you will not be happy, unless you spend some serious hours on them. All doable, but racers with gutted cars will be happier with the doors. I hate fiberglass hoods for this reason, major work is needed to get them to show quality, and after all that work and paint you end up with hair line cracks, things crack or get damaged from vibes or carelessness.

But they look like they will seriously aid in the weight reduction department. So two thumbs up for that.

EECDOC
10-16-2013, 08:06 PM
Ricardo brings up a good point. I've never seen any fiberglass parts to be bolt up and go. Most parts require fitting and finish work to make them " show quality". Of coarse any used metal body parts for these now old cars will require the same work. These doors as far as I'm concerned are light weight race parts. How good you want them to look is up to you and your body man. Same as any glass hood I've been around.

Dirtyd0g
10-16-2013, 09:05 PM
Realistically we don't have mustangs, not many parts are bolt on and go for these cars at all.
Alan

EECDOC
10-20-2013, 09:17 AM
Ok, the doors are a GO. They are sold as Race car or Show car parts only. They are not approved for street duty due to side impact reasons. The price is $1070.00 per set plus shipping. Shipping will be somewhere in the $120-180 range per John Temple. Also it does not appear that a discount will be offered on a large run of doors.

Looks like a time frame of 6-8 weeks on the doors.

Contact John Temple at temple performance cars to order.



John Temple
Temple Performance Cars
(770)722-2587

Kevin Leitem
10-20-2013, 09:45 AM
I may be interested in the spring, are there any thoughts of a fiberglass dash or lightweight glass for the doors? Because I liek the stock appearance on my 97 I wonder how hard it would be to get a stock appearing fiberglass hood, has anyone ever seen one?
Alan

http://www.artfiberglass.com/auto/9697tbird.html

Dirtyd0g
10-20-2013, 01:01 PM
Thanks Kevin, definately will be adding that to my wishlist for next year.
Alan

Mike Puckett
10-21-2013, 09:42 PM
Speaking from experience these doors have held up very well over the years. They are a bit of a pain to align but they fit well and stay in place. I too wonder about side impact but am very careful and observant while driving. A roll cage is in the future. As for the weight savings, I can just barely pick up an empty stock door shell. I can hoist 2 of the fiberglass doors over my head. The original power window unit fits right in as do all of the guides, seals, panels, and latch/lock. You won't get that on an Hairy Glass door. I get no water leakage on mine either. The only problem is they aren't as rigid and rattle a bit with the window down.

EECDOC
10-23-2013, 12:11 PM
The doors have been added to his website. Here is a direct link to the ordering page.



http://templeperformancecars.com/online-store.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=175&category_id=57

EECDOC
11-02-2013, 08:43 AM
Those interested in the race doors, they are looking for orders. Shipping should be in the $130.00 range for a pair of doors.See earlier post for order info.

XR7 Dave
11-02-2013, 10:04 AM
Waiting for a major payment on a completed project before I can make a move here. Hopefully this coming week.

SCrazy
11-02-2013, 11:08 AM
Those interested in the race doors, they are looking for orders. Shipping should be in the $130.00 range for a pair of doors.See earlier post for order info.

Is this a one time run of doors or are they going to be offered on an ongoing basis?

Mercutio
11-07-2013, 09:18 PM
I may be interested in the spring, are there any thoughts of a fiberglass dash or lightweight glass for the doors? Because I liek the stock appearance on my 97 I wonder how hard it would be to get a stock appearing fiberglass hood, has anyone ever seen one?
Alan

I've had a VFN stock-style 96-97 hood on my car for 5 years now. Saved 31 pounds over a steel 94 hood.

XR7 Dave
11-07-2013, 10:44 PM
Is this a one time run of doors or are they going to be offered on an ongoing basis?


I'm pretty sure this is a one time build/purchase opportunity.

SCrazy
11-08-2013, 11:28 AM
I'm pretty sure this is a one time build/purchase opportunity.

Crap....I was afraid of that. Right when I'm in the middle of blowing WAY to much $$ on my rear end project.

Does anybody know the last day to get in on this??

BLOWN38
11-08-2013, 11:47 AM
I just had a big bomb dropped on me. Not sure when I'll be able to get some now.

Mike Puckett
11-08-2013, 01:45 PM
I suspect that John can make a set anytime he gets an order for some so I wouldn't worry too much. He would probably sell the molds to someone that wanted to take over making them.

Miller
12-21-2013, 02:30 PM
Ooo if the molds are sold then cant they be used to make carbonfiber doors.. 5lb doors ftw

VicRattlehead
12-21-2013, 10:27 PM
I may be interested in the spring, are there any thoughts of a fiberglass dash or lightweight glass for the doors? Because I liek the stock appearance on my 97 I wonder how hard it would be to get a stock appearing fiberglass hood, has anyone ever seen one?
Alan

Vfn does make a stock flat glass hood

EECDOC
12-21-2013, 11:01 PM
My doors arrived Friday. They look very nice. They were crated and wrapped very well. They were shipped truck freight.

Let the fitting begin. :D

superdadsc
12-22-2013, 01:21 PM
Start a thread!:eek:

Be cool to see some pictures.:D

SCrazy
01-20-2014, 11:38 AM
Mike....any update on how they fit?

BLOWN38
01-20-2014, 12:53 PM
They look good I can tell you that. It looks like they may have added some reinforcement to the outside skin to help it from warping. But I don't know what Puckett's look like inside.

pbdevastator
01-20-2014, 06:32 PM
My garage page has pics of the doors how they were shipped, and how they look on the car. Again it was a ton of work.

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/garage_vehicle.php?do=view_vehicle&id=215

BLOWN38
01-20-2014, 09:00 PM
You can see the reinforcement in PB's pic I was talking about. How long ago did you get yours, PB?
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/garage_attachment.php?id=1974&attach_type=full

pbdevastator
01-20-2014, 11:31 PM
Got them back in 2010. Had cut out all the holes and xfer all the door parts. The issue I ran into was glass doors thicker than steel, so parts didn't exactly fit without some thinning in some parts.