How to install Vertical Lambo Doors.
In the early 2000’s Vertical Doors, Inc. introduced its Vertical Doors Conversion Kit. Vertical Doors, Inc. Conversion kits are known by many names most people just call them Lambo Doors, the people that deal directly with us call them Vertical Doors, but depending who you talk to you will hear names like Scissor Doors, Wing Doors, VDC Kits, Butterfly Doors, Lamborghini Doors and many other names.
Can I install the Vertical Lambo Door conversion myself?
Yes, you can as long as you are mechanically inclined and have basic tools.
Yes, you can as long as it’s a Vertical Doors, Inc. kit, made for your vehicle.
Here is the quick version of how to install the Vertical Lambo Doors on your vehicle.
Basic Lambo Door Installation Instructions
Most Kits come with vehicle specific instructions with pictures but here is the basic installation:
1) Disconnect the battery.
2) Remove fender
3) Make sure to remove door catch if equipped.
4) Usually you will need more wire slack: Usually you will need to remove the door panel or kick plate. Do not cut your factory wires unless you have no other choice.
Use 2” painters tape to mark the factory door location on the vertical and horizontal planes. Also measure the distance between the apron and front edge of the door by the top and bottom hinge.
5) Close the door and use 2″ painters tape to secure the door to the body of the car.
6) Install new Lambo Door kit, make sure you have a flat surface if not you may need to modify your apron.
7) Make fine tuning adjustments and make sure all pivot points are greased. Installed the shock.
***DO NOT USE ANY TYPE OF TOOLS ON THE BODY OR SHAFT OF THE SHOCK***
Note: Do not install fender until the adjustment of the door is accurate. Also make sure everything is tight, adjustment is set and everything is Locktite.
8) Modify factory wire loom:
In order to be able to open and raise the door, cut the factory wire boot in half and add wire loom to protect exposed wires.
9) Cut the inner lip of your fender to make room for the new Lambo Door kit. Note: Cut only enough for the swing arm to move freely, after you have cut the fender use a sander or grinder and make sure the surface is completely smooth. Use touch up paint to protect the expose material and to give it a finish look.
Close the door and reinstall the Fender.
In you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call.
Need more detail installation instructions for our Lambo Doors? Here you go!
Let’s get down to business!
Below we will use a 6th Gen Camaro to show how easy it is to install a Vertical Doors, Inc. Bolton Conversion kit.
<strong>What tools do I need to install a Lambo Door Kit?
First make sure that we carry a Bolton Lambo Door for your specific vehicle by clicking here Verticaldoors.com.
Now is time to gather your tools
In our shop to speed up and make the process easy we use:
2″ painters tape, Air Ratchet, air Grinder and air Cutter. In most cars you will need to use sockets or wrenches 9/16, 7MM, 8MM, 10MM, 11MM, 13MM. You will need a fork, Phillip and flat screw drivers, 3/16 Allen Wrench, 1/4 Torx Bit and Red Locktite. Every car is different so other tools may be needed for your specific car.
Make sure to ready all the instructions included with your Vertical Doors, Inc. kit before starting the installation,
Open the hood and disconnect the battery, but before you do that make sure to check your owner’s manual to see if there is any procedure you need to do before doing so.
In most cases you will need to remove the front fender in order to install the Lambo Door kit.
Remove all Phillip’s screws or fasteners from the wheel well.
Remove 4 bolts as shown on the picture on the right and pull the front bumper forward to gain access to the bolts hold the front section of the fender the chassis.
Use painters take to secure protect the edge of the fender from accidental scratches
Remove the bolts securing the front fender to the chassis and front bumper
Open the door and remove the bolt securing the top of the fender to the apron as shown
Turn the wheel all the way and pull back on the splash guard. You will need a long extension on the passenger side. You will have to go behind the windshield water reservoir to get to the bolt securing the fender to the apron.
You will have to remove the side skirt to gain access to the bolt at the bottom of the side skirt.
Our tech only removed the 1st couple of clips but we highly recommend you remove the entire side skirt to avoid damaging it.
Remove the cover at the top of the fender to gain access to the last bolt securing the fender to the chassis.
CAREFULLY remove the fender making sure not the scratch the Bumper or door on the process.
In most cases you will need to remove the door panel. for the Camaro 6th Gen Remove the (3) 7mm bolts securing the door panel to the door as shown on the Image 1.
Before you can remove the door panel, carefully remove the interior wire harness and the pull cable as shown on Image 2.
You will need to remove the speaker from the door. Once the door panel is off the door remove two clips as shown below this will give you the extra wire slack needed to allow the door to be raised up.
Also remove the tape that holds the wire harness to the inner boot on the door side this will allow the wire harness to move freely.
With the speaker off the door you will now be able to remove the “Door Catch” by removing the 3 bolts securing it. It will need to be removed using the speaker hole.
Note: Removing the Door Catch is optional.
You will need to remove one of the apron brackets. This will allow you to install the new VDI hinge kit flush on the car
Note: The most important part of the installation is marking the factory location of the door.
Before removing the factory hinges you MUST mark the factory location of the door on the vertical and horizontal planes. Also mark and measure the distance between the apron and the edge of the door by the top and bottom hinge.
Place tape around the door and body of the vehicle as shown to help you locate the factory location. Then use 2” painters tape to secure the door to the body.
After making sure you have all the marks you need in case the door moves during installation, you can remove the factory door hinges.
Do not use any type of plyers, paint or foreign materials on the shock’s body or shaft. Make sure to use grease and locktite as shown below
After installing the new VDI kit you should be able to raise the doors and start the fine tuning you’re your new VDI kit.
Note: wire loom will have to be cut in half, use provided wire loom to protect the exposed wires.
You will also need to flip the wire boot upside down as shown on the picture on the right.
The wire harness will be inside the firewall.
There are two options to handle firewall wire boot.
- Just flip it upside down the swing arm will push on the boot, but since there are no wires in the bottom half of the boot it should be ok.
- Push the wire boot inside the firewall this is also OK.
Once hinge is locked in place, break nut #1 then turn Allen set screw #2 on fig until it hits the block then open the door and continue to adjust until the door matches with the striker, open and close door making sure it closes like factory.
Hint*(leave #1 nut loose until shock is installed Allen set screw will have to be re-adjusted after shock is installed.
Install the shock.
Hint* (You will need a helper to raise the door). Raise the door up (Slip the spherical rod mount into the spherical ball bearing at the bottom of the hinge(1). Using a 1/4 Allen wrench, tighten the screw into the swing arm (2). After the shock is installed secure it by installing the pin in the bottom shock end (3).
After shock is installed re-install door panel and lift the door. Adjust door opening screw #3 clockwise until distance between nub and swing arm is enough so that the swing arm moves up and down freely.
Hint* (Fine tune the Allen Adjustment screw (#2) to realigned striker with door. After the door is align test door by opening and closing, lifting and lowering door several times.
Note: Do not install fender until the adjustment of the door is accurate, and the set screw is tightly secure. Also make sure everything is tight, adjustment is set and everything is Locktite.
Cut the inner lip of your fender to make room for the new Vertical Doors hinge. Note: After you have cut the fender use a sander or grinder and make sure the surface is completely flat. Cut the fender along the inside mark of the tape. After making the cut and making smooth use touch up paint to give it a finish look.
Note: Yo can cut or roll the inner fender. We choose to cut because it gives it a finish look.
You only need to cut just enough to allow the swing arm to move freely without it hitting the fender.
Close the door and replace the fender.
Hint*(Make sure the electrical wires don’t get pinched enough to damage wires)
For the other side just follow steps.
Here is a Camaro with Vertical Doors, Inc. Vertical Lambo Doors, Installed at our location.
Image of the Chevrolet Camaro with Vertical Lambo Doors courtesy of our friends in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Another Installation at our shop of a Vertical Doors, Inc. Vertical Lambo Door kit on a Chevrolet Camaro with a Wide Body.
If after reading our general instructions you feel you want to have a professional installer contact us at 951.245.8669 or check our our distributors/installers page.
Installation on a Hyundai Genesis Coupe
This Vertical Lambo Door Installation should work the same on the 1st and 2nd generation of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The Genesis Coupe is a little tricky but is not too bad. This video will give you a full step by step detail demonstration.
1st part of the Genesis Coupe Lambo Door Installation
Still Want more…. Lets check out the C5 Vette
One of the hardest installations of our Vertical Doors, Inc. kits is probably on the Chevrolet Corvette C5. But it is still easier to install than our competitor kits. We decided to do a full installation instructional video of the Chevy C-5 Vette to show you all the steps.
Lambo Door Conversion Installation on the C5 Vette Part 1
NOTE: THIS TUTORIAL IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY, ALL CARS ARE DIFFERENT AND REQUIRE DIFFERENT PROCEDURES BUT THIS WILL GIVE YOU A VERY GOOD IDEA OF HOW TO DO THE INSTALLATION.
VERTICAL DOORS INC., ASSUMES NO RESPONSABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY IMPROPER INSTALLATION.
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL THIS PRODUCT.