Removable doors on a 55?

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Anyone ever done it? It looks possible, but I think I'd have to take a little notch out of the front fenders for upward clearance when removing the doors.

Anyone got any info on it?
 
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So I'm guessing from the lack of response that no one has done this....

There is a pig in the salvage yard not far from here. I think I'll just buy the doors off of it and cut them down to little more than hinges and handle. Basically just leaving a bar across to keep a kid from sliding out...
 
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Sounds like a good plan to me. I might attempt it at some point get some good air flow in the summer. But I was thinking more like the dtrap doors kinda like the strap windows in a hascar.
 

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Taking the doors off is no big deal, doesn't require notching, nothing but a ratchetwrench. A few guys have made nice half-doors. My secret plan is to accumulate enough stuff to make a full set (4 doors and a tailgate) of light(er) weight holllow halfdoors.
 
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Yeah taking the doors on and off was easy. The only thing I needed was someone to help hold it up they are rather heavy.
 

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I took the hinges apart and replaced the pivot shaft w 5/16 bolt. Just pull the bolt and door comes off!
 
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bkcruiser said:
I took the hinges apart and replaced the pivot shaft w 5/16 bolt. Just pull the bolt and door comes off!
That's a good idea. You could even weld a ring on the top of the bolt for a fingerhold...
 
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I'm in the process of re-pinning my hinges on the two front doors, as they have over the years, accumulated a nice wobble when open, basically they've worn out, so i turned up some new pins on the lathe.
who knows how long it will last, but it's better than before. now i just need someone to help me put the door back on and i can start on the passenger side door.

I like the idea of half cut doors, how cool would that be for summer, now what i really need is a parts vehicle..... hmm
 
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Hmmm..... Half doors all the way around would be cool. But I had better have my kids strapped in really good!! I doubt the wife will go for it though...

Anyone have pics of a Piggy with half doors?
 
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