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Old 04-05-2009, 12:48 PM
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Does anyone know the mechanics behind these? I want to add them to a car so bad! I want to be able to work up some drawings so that I can have a machinist make some for me. I've seen some pics on the web but they don't give me a full understanding on how it works? Any insight? Any of our great engineering companies have any ideas?
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:51 PM
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These are the type of doors he's talking about in case anyone wondered.



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Old 04-05-2009, 12:57 PM
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Thanks for the pics Ma Lord... here is a video of them on youtube too...

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I wouldn't mind getting some of those type doors on my car. I wonder what it costs to do that to a car?
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The spectacular carbon fiber doors open in one single elegant motion. First freeing themselves from the body, then swinging upwards and finding rest at a 90 degree angle. They are supported by the masterpiece Koenigsegg dihedral hinges, which use two parallel arms that rotate on a geared pivot, causing the doors to move in an outward arc. Since the hinges are balanced by gas struts and oil dampers, a gentle push is enough to lift the doors. This design requires minimal area around and above the vehicle, giving complete freedom of access to the car in confined areas.

The hinges were specially designed and pattented by Koenigsegg. To my knowledge, there is no one that has done an aftermarket hinge like such and i would be surprised if it is even possible.
The doors were specifically designed for this motion. I doubt it could be mounted onto an existing door/door frame.
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Old 04-05-2009, 02:26 PM
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Here's a place that says they have an aftermarket solution. Not much info on there I wonder if they are still making this?

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Hmm, well it's probably worth noting they don't have a single 'installed' pic of their product anywhere on the site. All their pictures are from either Koenigsegg or Kleeman.
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The hinges were specially designed and pattented by Koenigsegg. To my knowledge, there is no one that has done an aftermarket hinge like such and i would be surprised if it is even possible.
The doors were specifically designed for this motion. I doubt it could be mounted onto an existing door/door frame.
No there are no aftermarket people doing it because the demand is low... It IS possible to do it on a regular door, I have pics of the mechanisms but I need to see how it is mounted to the inside of the vehicles door, It's honestly a lot more simple that the name (Dihedral Synchro-Helix Door Actuation) makes it out to be... I'll keep my eye out because I'm SURE someone else wants them as much as I do

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Here's a place that says they have an aftermarket solution. Not much info on there I wonder if they are still making this?

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Yea, total fake! Buyer beware, they couldn't tell me anything about the doors and more I questioned the longer it took for them to response until there was no reply.
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No there are no aftermarket people doing it because the demand is low... It IS possible to do it on a regular door, I have pics of the mechanisms but I need to see how it is mounted to the inside of the vehicles door, It's honestly a lot more simple that the name (Dihedral Synchro-Helix Door Actuation) makes it out to be... I'll keep my eye out because I'm SURE someone else wants them as much as I do




Yea, total fake! Buyer beware, they couldn't tell me anything about the doors and more I questioned the longer it took for them to response until there was no reply.
Yes and there website hasn't been updated since 2007! thats a sign of beware right there!
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Pretty cool door mechanism, looks futuristic.
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