Has anyone shortened a garage door?

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So we're in the process of building a third stall on our garage. (Its basically a 7 foot tall glorified lean to.) The problem is they don't make garage doors shorter than 7 feet and they all require AT LEAST a foot of head room. I'm leaning toward buying an 8 foot tall door, cutting the rails down and just not installing one of the 2 foot tall panels so the door will only be six feet plus a foot of head room.

Garage doors cost a solid $400 at least so I wanted to run it by you guys and get your opinion on whether or not you think I'll be successful. I cant think of any reason this won't work... What do you guys think?


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