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Unread 04-24-2008, 09:46 PM   #31
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I just did it the other day, and used a 3/8ths ring pin. That way it goes down through both ends of the hinge, and has the ring on it to help pull it out

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Unread 04-24-2008, 10:36 PM   #32
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just for reference on the electrical part..heres a picture of the connectors on the drivers side kick panel




i bought some 1/4x20 bolts but it sags like a *****. tonight i picked up some 5/16 bolts (grade 8) so hopefully it wont sag as much. i plan on making some soft doors for mine because being doorless is just awesome, but bad weather isnt. and i dont want to be at work and be totally screwed so i plan on making some light weight doors that i can just toss in the back.

thanks for the write-up sharpie..this thread was the one i followed
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Unread 04-24-2008, 10:41 PM   #33
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Keep the bushings in the hinge holes if they are still good and use a 5/16" bolt. Make sure you read this thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/another-idea-going-doorless-97-a-444398/ before you make any decisions.
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Unread 04-25-2008, 06:31 AM   #34
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good write up dude
i like how you say EVERYTHING you dide
even the simple things and obvious things

ppl like me need that kinda stuff!!

great job man
i'm going dorless this summer
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Unread 04-25-2008, 01:57 PM   #35
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the bushings on mine basically just fell off. i meant to say 5/16 not 7/16. my bad.
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Unread 04-25-2008, 02:38 PM   #36
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I have both of the top hinges off right now but I can't get the bottoms out? How the **** do I do this??
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Unread 04-25-2008, 02:54 PM   #37
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I meant to say the Hinge pin. Any Ideas? I need these out!!
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Unread 04-25-2008, 03:52 PM   #38
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it just takes a bit of finess with a dremel. Flip the dremel upside down so that base is up near the top hinge. You'll have to move the wire bundle out of the way. Its a bit of a pain, but get a new cut off wheel on there, and a high speed, and you'll have it off in a minute or two
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Unread 04-25-2008, 06:03 PM   #39
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The bottom part of the pressed in pin was so hard for me to get out. I spent a couple hours just to get the drivers side door off. Tomorrow I hope they are a bit better on the passenger side.
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Unread 04-25-2008, 09:54 PM   #40
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The bottom part of the pressed in pin was so hard for me to get out. I spent a couple hours just to get the drivers side door off. Tomorrow I hope they are a bit better on the passenger side.
not much. takes just as much. dont know if you tried it or not, but use a hammer and chisel when you are almost through. i went through a 20 pack of dremel discs getting my pins out. then again, i was late for work and i was anxious to get the doors off. also, another thing i did, using a heavy duty cut off wheel, grind down the top of the pressed pin and then you can sometimes just smack the pin through with a screw driver and hammer.

*im not responsible if you screw something up if you do this though*


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Unread 04-26-2008, 08:00 AM   #41
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I ended up grinding the head off the bolt. Haha I am SO glad I got those extra cut off disks!
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Unread 04-26-2008, 11:13 AM   #42
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I ended up using 1 wheel per door. Its all about the speed, the faster its going the better. I was even using one of the first dremels ever made (20ish years old). it took me less than 20 seconds to get the bottom pin on the second door, which was about 3 minutes shorter than the first.
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Unread 04-26-2008, 11:41 AM   #43
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bookmarked. nice job.
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Unread 05-04-2008, 03:30 PM   #44
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i just did this today in about two hours. i love it. i used these for the pins-

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-98...spagenameZWD1V

no sagging what so ever.
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Unread 05-04-2008, 05:54 PM   #45
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I'm gonna have to try this out this summer
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