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I was going to custom install power locks in my truck tonight but it turned out to be easier just to hook the solenoids up to the latch. I think I might shave my doors. The outside door handle no longer works. So should I leave them or shave them? Here is a crappy video.
electric doors.

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I would shave it... it looks clean as hell man!
 

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A SHAVED TACO :naughty: :licklips: is the only way to go. I shaved mine on my previos Ranger, never regreted it. I did add a second smaller 12v battery for the alarm and door poppers and it came in handy twice. It was isolated from the rest of the vehicles electrical system except for charging. My girlfriend left my interior lights on after we went camping for 2 days and she did again when I drove to the airport. And she say I don't think of her, ha!
 

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I like the door poppers and the shaved look. The thing I don't like is your outside door handle is broken and doesn't work. Your truck looks like you take care of it. How many miles were on the truck when it broke?
 

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am i the only one who thinks these electric door things are retarded?:whatthe:
 

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Eddie 70 said:
I like the door poppers and the shaved look. The thing I don't like is your outside door handle is broken and doesn't work. Your truck looks like you take care of it. How many miles were on the truck when it broke?
It didn't break. I had to unhook it to install the solenoids.


timtsb said:
am i the only one who thinks these electric door things are retarded?:whatthe:
Probably not.
 

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Shave It for sure!
 

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Are there seperate buttons for the two doors, or do they both pop open on one button? That would drive me nuts.

Shaved. If you've got it, flaunt it!
 

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Are there seperate buttons for the two doors, or do they both pop open on one button? That would drive me nuts.

Shaved. If you've got it, flaunt it!
I hooked the doors up to my keyless entry module that came with my Gaylords lid. It is 4 channel. The lock button opens the drivers door and the unluck button opens the passenger door. The trunk button opens the lid and the 4th button turns on the dome light inside the truck and under the cap.

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I think the shaved look is great but feer that day when the battery dies or worse yet the brain for the door popper goes and your locked out.... and you know its gonna happen someday....

I still think its looks hot.... just not worth the down side
As far as a fail safe entry I have ran an extra set of wires to the bed under the cap. I have an extra wire for each door. If my battery dies I will be able to apply power at this point to get into my truck. I have a spare key for my lid in my wallet in case I lock my keys in the truck. I am not a newbie when it comes to electric doors, I have thought of everything before doing this except I can't decide if I want to remove my handles.

I used GM power door lock motors from an old Chevy Suburban. I have shaved a few of my other cars and trucks using these motors and they are pretty durable. So the probability of both motors burning up at the same time is very slim. One of my friends still has an old truck I shaved using these motors back in 94 and they still work. He has never had a problem with the motors. He has had a few dead batteries though.
 

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Hey....as long as they are going to be shooting paint over your shaved handles, you should have them paint your grille red. There was this guy named "DroppedmyTaco" who had it done, and it looked AWESOME! :D

/just messing with you, man :banana:
 
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