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Old 01-13-2010, 01:50 PM
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does any one know if its legal to drive w/o doors, i cant find a law agents it but i did find that u need head lights tail lights bumpers wind shield and at least 2 rear view mirrors, so i figure i put a mirror on the driver side fender and im good to go right?

i live in Louisiana
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:24 PM
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I thought there was something about the lip on the floor...but maybe not. Jeeps have that lip so things don't roll out. I have seen people with Ranger's doorless though.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:14 PM
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really??? well if thats the case il screw in a piece of angle iron and say bye bye doors, its for my weekend truck, ha ha
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:20 PM
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This is for inspections but I am sure it is the same year around

Motor Vehicles, Chapter 8. Motor Vehicle Inspection (effective 2002-09-26)

LA 55:III. 813. Required Equipment

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X. Doors. The vehicle's doors will be inspected as follows.
1. All doors must be present and operational.
2. Doors must be secured in the closed position.
3. Doors must function as originally equipped by the factory.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:07 PM
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thanx how in the world did u find that iv been lookin for 2 days and i take it theres no loop holes that i can put tubed doors?
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:40 PM
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doesnt say anything about a solid door.

I would say if it meets thos requirments ur good to go.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:59 PM
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3. Doors must function as originally equipped by the factory.
This is where they could probably get ya for tube doors.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:07 PM
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i dont think i would feel safe without doors lol
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This is where they could probably get ya for tube doors.

i think what they mean by that is it must latch ie work the same way the normal doors would.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:24 AM
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as it gets warmer ima call the sheriffs office and see what they say, but i was just seeing if any one had some insight on it, im really surprised how helpful and nice ppl are on here. the local forum (sportsnimports.com) do nothing but trash talk every thing u post
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:38 AM
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i ran with no doors or top with my 84 4runner on 36`s in oregon and never got stoped
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:56 PM
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Before i rolled my Jeep Cherokee I ran tube doors in the summer. Before I did it my cop buddy said the key to making it legal was that there had to be something there (tubes) and they had to latch(aka function as originally equipped). I used fence gate latches, the little bar that slips under a flap. This was in Pennsylvania...
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:12 PM
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Ya how would you go about taking off your doors? espiecally if thier power? how would you disconnect all that stuff.. too bad some place don't sell like lowprofile doors like on wranglers.. thatd be sweet
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:06 PM
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hey that would be pretty sweet if rangers had a low profile door like jeeps and for the electrical doors i dont think id wanna take them off for the possibility of shorting something but i guess find a male and female pigtails and splice it into the umbilical cord coming from the door on the inside of the cab for easy quick disconnect

and is this the kinda latch your talkin about Daedalus
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pro...5b8e17_300.jpg
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:38 AM
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Yep, that's what I used.
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