Jason Thorbecke is now a household name for mini-truckers nationwide. It wasn't always that way, though. Before Jason offered all kinds of quality parts at affordable prices through Suicidedoors.com, he worked on mini-trucks day in and day out at his little shop, Thorbecke Fabrication, where he began his niche baggin' and suiciding minis in Indiana. Well, Jason has come a long way and now sells an array of parts, including the Suicide Hinge Kit we decided to put to work on our little 'Yota project, "Dragged Daily."
When it comes to modifications on this little mini, we won't trust the work to just any shop. We teamed up with Bobby at Sadistic Iron Werks to swing the driver-side door in reverse. Many people actually fear suicide doors because of all the horror stories they hear about installs going awry. Sagging doors that won't shut properly, improper seals, along with many more reasons, are why some avoid this dope body modification that would set their mini apart.
The trick to any heavy modification is the right part teamed with the knowledge to make the part operate properly. The Suicidedoors.com hinge kit is fully adjustable, and with an experienced fabricator, the install can be done in a single weekend. Bobby showed us what it takes to properly swing our doors rearward and what an overall impact it adds to the style of any mini-truck. For more information, contact the companies listed in the source box.
SourcesSadistic Iron WerksDept. MT15058 Birch St.Hesperia, CA 92345(760) 403-5159www.sadisticiron.comSuicidedoors.comDept. MTP.O. Box 167Francisco, IN 47649(812) 782-3581www.suicidedoors.com