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Half doors

So I just bought a set of doors off of a 94. I am going to build a set of half doors to use in the summer. I wanted to run no doors but think half doors would be better. So here are the doors. I am undecided on weather or not I want to run the door handles or what yet but when I get home from school on I am going start the build and figure out what I want to do.

They have been primed in a few spots but thats ok too cause they will be painted. I am thinking of painting them the stock red but not sure yet.

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Nice, build me a set too lol. Down here in Florida I could drive with them almost year round as long as there isn't any rain.
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Gonna be sweet. Progress pics are a must.
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How half are you gonna go?
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I am trying to figure out how I want to cut them. I am going to cut small amounts and see if I like it. If not I'll cut more. I am thinking something like this.

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And for the rain. I am thinking vinyl interior so that won't be too much of a problem.
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thats pretty cool... i'd cut off the tops of the doors too tho.
why do u need em?
if ur not gonna have windows i'd just cut it at the bottom of the window hole.
THATS a half door. lol
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thats pretty cool... i'd cut off the tops of the doors too tho.
why do u need em?
if ur not gonna have windows i'd just cut it at the bottom of the window hole.
THATS a half door. lol
I am going to cut off the top. That was just a pic I found that was half way decent.

I don't need them. LOL I want them.

And I am thinking of going about 2-4" above the seat. That will give you some reference on where the cut will be made.
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I am going to cut off the top. That was just a pic I found that was half way decent.

I don't need them. LOL I want them.

And I am thinking of going about 2-4" above the seat. That will give you some reference on where the cut will be made.
i think thats a pretty decent idea... i'd love half doors on my truck.
definitely post future pics!
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I have to wait until I get home from school to start on these.

I wasn't going to get them until after the holidays but I think I might go on wednesday. LOL
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great idea, id have em if i ever get a trail rig
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go get em, pull out the hacksaw, and get started! haha
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It will probably be Wednesday or Thursday before I go get them.
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So you won't actually be opening the doors to get in the truck? Eh if I had doors like that it'd be a btch to get in or out of the truck, esp without step bars, my truck sets tooo high with just a T-bar crank and AAL's+shackles
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i would leave the top, it would look cleaner instead of having all the weird angles and edges exposed.

and if you don't leave a handle of some sort how are you gonna get them off? I would make it in a way so that you can still use alteast the outside handle, but idk how much of the door you would have to leave.
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So you won't actually be opening the doors to get in the truck? Eh if I had doors like that it'd be a btch to get in or out of the truck, esp without step bars, my truck sets tooo high with just a T-bar crank and AAL's+shackles
No the doors will be opening.

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i would leave the top, it would look cleaner instead of having all the weird angles and edges exposed.

and if you don't leave a handle of some sort how are you gonna get them off? I would make it in a way so that you can still use alteast the outside handle, but idk how much of the door you would have to leave.
I am leaving a handle on the inside. Just not on the outside. I will relocate the inside handle so that it is lower in the door. So to get in you'd just reach in and open it with that handle.
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Does anyone know exactly what part of the lock/handle/latch they changed on the doors in 98? Or have a part number?

Thanks
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I just bought a welder and an angle grinder. So I will be ready to get these things done ASAP!
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Least you saw the great idea on a Toyota first.

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some rangers have good setups too


i still think you should leave the upper junk, it would look so much cleaner.
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i still think you should leave the upper junk, it would look so much cleaner.
I was thinking that but idk. I don't really like that look. If it was going to be the upper I would just run full doors. I want easy doors that are shorter, lighter and cooler looking.
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Thanks Stone. I saw both of those. I like the bronco except the top part. And I like the yota but I don't want an outside handle. So I might shave that. Not sure yet.
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i say keep the door handle make life easier but thats just me... still can cut it down far
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i say keep the door handle make life easier but thats just me... still can cut it down far
I could. I was thinking cutting the body line out but if I do it like that yota you posted that would keep the handle and cut it down farther. But then I would have to take the lock out and weld that up. I guess I could do that.
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