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No doors legal on CA roads?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jonny-K5, May 5, 2005.

  1. Jonny-K5

    Jonny-K5 1/2 ton status

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    my uncle's got an old full convertible ramcharger and he wants to take the top off this summer. i told it would look better if he removed the doors too, is it legal to drive down the freeway like that?
     
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    It is legal as long as you have rear view mirrors. Dont know if rear views are attached to the doors on a ramcharger but if they are make sure you have at least a driverside mirror and a rear view on the windshield.

    As far as safety goes that is a whole other issue. I ran doorless with stock seats and it felt a little unsafe. Now I have seats and 5pts with full cage and swing out door bar so feels much safer. I only run the door bar when the doors are off.
     
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    Supposedly you need something along the bottom of the door opening to keep stuff from rolling out like a soda can. Jeeps have this built into the tub so im not too sure how that works as far as blazers go. I drove mine around a few days with no doors and didnt get pulled over, but then again cops up here in the hi desert are pretty leniant when it comes to that stuff.
     
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    oh ya, forgot about the mirrors. they are mounted to the doors so that would complicate things. the main reason i suggested removing them was because the doors have window frames so it would look a little wierd with the top off.
    thanks guys
     
  5. rdn2blazer

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    calif. law is you have to have 2 rear view mirrors, it does not state mirror location.
     

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