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Dads73stepside Dads73stepside
New User | Posts: 29 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 03/26/10
09:35 AM

Heyo, I am shaving the door handles and want to install suicide door hinges on my '72 International Scout II.  I have been checking out the ones from Auto Loc which appear okay.  They have three varieties, but I assume I'll need the heaviest duty ones.  Are there other brands I should check out?  Are there any tips you can give me regarding installation?  Any suggestions for re-routing the wiring and wire loom?  Thanks in advance!  
1973 Ford F250 Stepside custom

smurf1 smurf1
User | Posts: 187 | Joined: 12/07
Posted: 03/29/10
08:01 PM

Give the folks at Rocky Hinge a call at 1-888-539-6295. They manufacture their own hidden-suicide hinge kits, proudly made in the good ole U S of A.  I'm installing one of their kits in a customers 94 S-10 at the present time. Very impressed with quality of the workmanship in their product. They also make some very slick billet parts for the Home - builder. Their website is  WWW.rockyhinge.com   Check em' out  

Dads73stepside Dads73stepside
New User | Posts: 29 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 04/09/10
10:11 AM

Thanks!  I'll do that.  What do you think about Autoloc's suicide hinges?  They have a couple of different kinds to choose from.  
1973 Ford F250 Stepside custom

smurf1 smurf1
User | Posts: 187 | Joined: 12/07
Posted: 04/09/10
06:30 PM

I can't honestly say one way or the other on the Auto-lok hinges. They might be just fine. There is a slick stainless braided sliding conduit type set-up for running your power wires through the door jambs without letting them bunch-up , also the jamb button system. The jamb button system only works when your doors are closed. I guess it all depends on what you want. Good Luck with your project  

smurf1 smurf1
User | Posts: 187 | Joined: 12/07
Posted: 04/20/10
07:42 PM

Well! It's been at least a week since I posted the additional info for you on your suicide door project, and no reply. I assume that you must have chickened out or just don't appreciate others input or helpful info. Too bad, cause there's a wealth of knowledge on this Truck site, seems a shame to waste it on those that don't appreciate it.  

Dads73stepside Dads73stepside
New User | Posts: 29 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 03/11/12
09:32 AM

Hi smurf,
Sorry about not replying. My builder ended up flipping the stock hinges and reinforcing them. The Good: they turned out pretty well. The Bad: my builder spent way too many hours on fabrication and overcharged me. We have since gone our separate ways. My advice to people interested in doing suicide doors would be to buy some from a reputable place like Rocky or Autoloc... Hindsight is twenty-twenty.  
1973 Ford F250 Stepside custom

evilokc evilokc
User | Posts: 81 | Joined: 07/10
Posted: 01/29/13
07:37 PM

i used the autoloc version about 5 years ago. they are holding up very well to daily abuse.