Vehicle doors allow people to get inside the vehicle without having a permanant hole in the body. They usually have a handle (which can be pulled to open the door when unlocked) on both the outside and inside, and sometimes have a protective piece (usually made of plastic) which keeps the door from getting damaged from light hits (like from shopping carts).
Some body styles are determined by the number of doors a vehicle has, such as a coupe (two door) or sedan (four door). Sometimes the rear hatch on a hatchback is considered a door, which is where three door and five door body styles come from.
Gullwing doors are hinged at the roof, parallel with the car's direction, front to back. They were named after the shape that they form when open, which resembles a seagull's wings when fully extended.
"Lambo", Scissor, or Lamborghini Doors
These doors are hinged at the same general location of normal doors, but open up vertically instead of outwards. These were made famous by Lamborghini, which is the origin of the slang term "Lambo Doors". However, not every Lamborghini has doors with this hinge design. This modification is popular among enthusiasts that try to make their vehicle as far from stock as possible.
- Metal Shell
- Front Trim Interior Connection
- Door Trim Component
- Handle Bolt/Screw
- Handle Bolt/Screw Cover
- Pull Handle Cup Screw
- Pull Handle Cup
- Screw/Bolt & Washer
List of Door Parts
Here are the names of all the parts that are numbered in the picture above:
Most doors will differ in some ways (especially those found on really old cars), but the main idea is commonly found on modern vehicles. The door trim is often one of the first things to be removed when reducing the weight of a vehicle for racing purposes.