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doors....

the topic was covered awhile ago..

but has anyone made custom like jeep half doors for their ranger....
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ive have the tube bents and brackets for tube doors prefabbed but I have just never gotten around to getting them put together. is that what you mean?

or do you mean like a normal door with a step down cut into the sheet metal?
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i was thinkin of something like this....
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i've seen a 'yota around here like that. and it surprisingly doesn't look too bad. the doors have been welded shut and painted. but they did a crappy job on the paint. and they could've sanded the welds down so its smoother too. i think if you put some work into it, it can look pretty damn good.
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i think if i just went to a pull a part and grabbed up some hinges and cut out the latch off of the doors,with the pins, also grab the latch parts and all i could fab something up with some tube steel and sheet metal... then picked up some 91' series side view mirrors for the doors... i think it should work....
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never mind. i was thinking of like the actual truck door, trimmed though. not the bars, like the pic you posted.
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i was thinkin of something like this....
mines a different design but yeah, those are tube doors as well...
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ya... any thoughts of what could go wrong....
leggally speaking....
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hmmm not sure but i know you have to have a 3in lip at the bottom to run no doors but i suppose tube doors are doors
im not sure you should check your local laws cuz they are all different
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ya... any thoughts of what could go wrong....
leggally speaking....
rumors rumors rumors. check your local laws, in colorado there states nothing about this but people like to say since where THEY live its illegal or legal it goes for everywhere else. check your local laws and go from there...
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hmmm not sure but i know you have to have a 3in lip at the bottom to run no doors but i suppose tube doors are doors
im not sure you should check your local laws cuz they are all different
did you read this or "hear" it???
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Most likely if your state does inspections, it will never pass.

Also, the doors provide most of the stability for the cab. If you do this to the doors and then roll your truck over, you'll probably be a pancake.
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did you read this or "hear" it???
read it here it was in one of the threads about running no doors by like 99rangerxlt or something i think
maybe it wasnt even 3in but i know there has to be a lip at the bottom which rangers do not have
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read it here it was in one of the threads about running no doors by like 99rangerxlt or something i think
maybe it wasnt even 3in but i know there has to be a lip at the bottom which rangers do not have
then youre full of it. read your local laws, thats the ONLY source that is correct. when you site the ruling in your local laws I will beleive you, until then you are full of it.
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i called my local dmv and they said
"if the vehicle was manufacured without doors (motorcycle, dunebuggy, etc.) or is equipped with safety devices to provide the vehicle with structural integrity with out the doors (roll bar) it is legal to have no doors but you must have at least one driver side mirror seatbelts and a small lip(no size defined) at the bottom of the vehicle to keep the driver/passengers legs and feet in during an accident"
in oregon wyoming idaho and washington(where the original poster is from it is legal to have no doors)
Thank you very ****in much is that enough proof that im not "full of it"
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kool thanks for the info guys...
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