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The “No Door”

Figured I should start a thread since this truck is starting to snowball. I bought this rolled Explorer for $400 a few months ago. This poor family owned & maintained this truck for over 20 years, before it was rolled in the hands of an 18 year old. The owner was dumbfounded when I cut out the windshield at his house & drove it home (at night) with a full face helmet!

Specs:
93 XLT Auto 4x4
170,xxx on chassis
Receipt from a Ford Dealership showing 60K on the new motor
Receipt for a rebuilt trans showing 18K
New - MAF, brake booster/master, cats & muffler

The plan was to just keep it in the yard since my DD is showing it’s age at 225k. This truck runs better than any 1st gen I’ve owned (15 or so). I literally had zero plans for it, until I found an old pair of lift springs under a pile of leaves, and so it begun!
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I’m lucky to have a nice little spot right up the street from me, which is very rare in San Diego.

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After the thrash session I had to add some tire clearance up front, so the fenders came off, & I cut back the pinch welds on the footwell area.

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I really want to see where this is going. I guess after you beat it to death, you can still pull the engine for a spare.
 




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I happened to have a 99 Mountaineer in my yard that I had bought to do a motor swap. I was able to saw out the windshield, & cut off the roof to begin the transplant. My main goal was to have a windshield in this truck & I had to go as far as pie cutting the A pillar at its base to pull it up to line up.

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Before installing the windshield I cleaned it up a little, & hit it with some rattle can. Had to do a quick trip up the road.

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Yesterday was a big day for The No Door. I peeled the tape off the windshield & drove it into town for smog & registration. The adventures are officially getting longer now! Tube doors coming soon.

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I agree
Any plans to install some simple roll protection? Like a Jegs WIY kit?
Doesn't CA get mad at you for no tire coverage?
 












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Need that "tears of liberals" sticker, but man, I've been going about this off-roading thing all wrong ! ! ! Why bother making the rig look good and four-wheel well ? ? Just hack off the fenders, throw on a bit of suspension and 33's and drive balls-out! Yeesh, the money that could have been saved. . . .

Like the culmination thread, like this one, good stuff!

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Need that "tears of liberals" sticker, but man, I've been going about this off-roading thing all wrong ! ! ! Why bother making the rig look good and four-wheel well ? ? Just hack off the fenders, throw on a bit of suspension and 33's and drive balls-out! Yeesh, the money that could have been saved. . . .

Like the culmination thread, like this one, good stuff!

Paul
Thanks man! Yeah my buddies and I have talked about building a truck like this for a decade. Now In my late 30’s I’m having a blast like I’m in my 20’s again, hahaha. My white truck is cool, but I serious carry a little brush in it to keep the carpet clean, it’s nice to completely not care & just have fun.

The doors & heater keep it warm enough at night so I’m able to do red neck things at all hours!

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I have spent much time in So Cal, I know the scene LOL
My family on my dad's side are from Pasadena and Laguna, I have cousins in San Diego and my brother lives in Hollyweird. I grew up in Colorado and also So Cal, Orange county (Glendale and eagle rock) also I lived in Laguna Nigel for some time..... now you will find me way up here in the North 30 miles from the "other border"
There is one thing I like about So Cal and the Baja peninsula = THE TRUCKS!!!!!!!!!

glad to hear you are planning a cage, without doors that body is weak sauce!!
 




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