At the time I was bummed out but knew they needed it. And with the Jeep still in service to this day, I definitely think it was meant to be this way. I am thinking of taking my Gladiator to the firehouse and tell them the story, and have the Jeeps picture taken side by side.
1988 and 1989 I was 17 and saved up for a used 1969 Jeep Kaiser. It was sitting on the lot for over year. when I saved the 1800 for the Jeep I went in and found out they just sold the Jeep to the fire department.
fast forward to today... this jeep is still in service.
Its 24 inches with the mirrors folded back
it's a bit pricey and if I had the time could engineer something as nice and secure.. The way I see it, if I make something that collapse i'll be paying a lot more to repair the door.
The store-a-door is well designed and...
We have a 6 year old daughter and my wifes Toyota 4runner back seat belt failed due to juice being spilled in the latching mechanism. (fixed with 91% alcohol and wd40).
We choose Rough Country Fortis tubes.. they are built like a tank.
Without tube at highway speeds my wife holds on for life...