Are Ford and Mazda doors the same size? (interchangeable?)


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I had a gas station cement pole jump out and hit my passenger side door on my Mazda B2500...Ok, well actually I took the turn too sharp
and ran into the cement pole but... ouch:cautious:
I can get a new stripped, but primed door Ford Ranger door for like around $250 but will it fit the Mazda?
 

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Will it fit? Yes. Will the body lines match? I’m not sure. I know some of the sheetmetal on the Mazdas were stamped differently but I don’t know if it is just limited to the bed or other things as well.

Do a search on both trucks and look at the images to answer that question before you buy.
 

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They are mechanically identical trucks but as sarge pointed out the body lines and trim are slightly different. The fords lack the slight groove or whatever you call it on the upper fender, door, and bed so while the door will fit, it wont look quite right.

Edit: brains still fuzzy i guess, the fords do have that groove. The fenders and bed have different "accents" but the doors do look identical on the reg cab trucks.
 

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My buddy has a 98 Ranger with a 99 Mazda PS door, cant tell any difference
 

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I think you'll be good with the Ranger door. Everything else is different.

There's a Ranger in town that has a color matched B series box on it... complete with the Mazda style tail lights and everything. I'm probably the only one who notices it.
 

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Thanks, I'll have to reply back after the replacement & repaint. Looking at the catalog, it's hard to tell with just an image. I'll look back for more replies to verify.
 

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I think you'll be good with the Ranger door. Everything else is different.

There's a Ranger in town that has a color matched B series box on it... complete with the Mazda style tail lights and everything. I'm probably the only one who notices it.
Is it a Ranger with B series box? Or a Factory STX?? '05-07 Ranger STX has the B series box standard. (I figure it was Ford's way of getting value out of tooling).

Doors are identical.
 

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Not that this helps but I have 87 B-II doors with "WING WINDOWS" on my 88 Ranger.
 

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I'll give it a shot, then report back to let you all know.
Thanks!
 

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I'll give it a shot, then report back to let you all know.
Thanks!
The hinges and latch will have to be adjusted of course and in my case I had to reef (manually bend with glass down) the upper part and they dialed right in. I put a 4x4 between the door and cab and pushed from the outside being careful not to over due it. Cheers VET
 


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