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Old 03-09-2010
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tube doors - can i get some help?

i want to fab up some tube doors, i want a full frame, with support about half way up it to keep my legs in...here's the problem...

i dont have a welder at the moment but i was wondering if i could get someone to make them, and ill pay cash, or if someone could bring their welder and torch to me and help me that way...if anyone could give me some ideas and maybe a price estimate that would be great
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are you sure there legal in your state b4 you even waist the money
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if not i dont care, they will be the same as a full stock door, just a lot more open with the arm rest lower
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Are they going to be open, or will they have a cover on them?
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Why not just cut a pair of stock doors? If you do decide to go through with this, just a suggestion for you. Add a 6" lip or panel at the bottom of the door. Keeps stuff (i.e. coke cans, feet, etc) in the truck and keeps the police off your back.

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^^ thats my plan to cut up some stock doors
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not a bad idea using the stockers, but i want it to look bad ***, not some chop job, ill design something on autocad and post them up here
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Using the stock doors and welding in some flat stock over the openings looks good if done right. I've seen this done multiple times on older Chevy's (73-87) trucks and K5's. Plus, you can retain the factory door latching mechanism.

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something along the lines of this

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^----That is exactly what I was talking about! That would clean up real nice with some paint. I'd probably put a tube across the door at optimal arm rest level, for that reason and to keep me from falling out, but that's just me.

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yes that exactly! how much would it cost to do something along the lines of that?
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ok so here is one of my designs, tell me what you think
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something along the lines of this

In order to something like this, you just have to have a handful of plate, an angle grinder, and a welder.

Basically, you just need to etch out where you want your lines to be, and cut it on both sides and then go.

Mock up the plate to make the new top, and weld it in place.

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ok so here is one of my designs, tell me what you think
In my opinion, it doesn't look horrible in your drawing, but when it get it on the a Ranger it isn't going to look right. The tube isn't going to follow the body lines at all, and it'll just seem out of place.

If you really want some type of half-door, I'd go the path of chopping up a good one.
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I had planned to make some chopped up doors like that one for my 2-door Cherokee wayyyyyyyy back then (Crashed the Jeep, got a Ford Ranger). Came across this forum, NOT BAD!!! I'd do it if my rig was a 4x4
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A kid I graduated with hacked up a set of doors on his ranger, looked like crap. and then he got truck of the month on trs, go figure
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thats a sweet idea im wantin tube doors but not sure how it would look on my xtd cab let me kno
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I'l be making a set of half doors soon
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This is a awesome idea I got a friend who has some nice looking half doors on his jeep I want to make the same but for a ranger. I'll get a picture up on here so you can see what I'm talking about
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ok soo i don't know how to post a pic on here but they are really sick if you got face book search this kid "harrison edwards" check out his jeep
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^^^use photo bucket to post pics on here,but i fixed it for ya

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thanks man. what do you think? think those half doors would be a good build for off-roading?
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those look BA, i would buy some of them if i found em!
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Door latch will be biggest problem to figure out. This won't be much help, but might give you more ideas.
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i would probably just have someone weld two pieces of plates apaced apart so the little door latch D is between the nand drill a whole and put in a push pin dowl rod thingy mabob haha what ever its called
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