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Unread 06-25-2008, 03:29 PM   #61
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why cant you just remove the 6 torx bolts on each door....would that disconnect the door from the hinge without having to cut the pin?
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Unread 06-25-2008, 03:31 PM   #62
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why cant you just remove the 6 torx bolts on each door....would that disconnect the door from the hinge without having to cut the pin?
Have fun lining the door back up so it'll close properly every single time you put it back on. Those bolts are the adjustment points of the hinges so you want to leave them exactly where they were from the factory. Its much easier to just cut the pins and get something else to use as pins. I used 5/16" bolts held on by nuts. Very simple fix.
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Unread 06-25-2008, 06:09 PM   #63
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but arent there three holes inside the door that match up exactly with the three holes on the hinge, so wouldnt you just have to get someone to hold the door in place, line up the holes, and screw everything back in place?.....i dunno seems easier to me
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Unread 06-25-2008, 07:04 PM   #64
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but arent there three holes inside the door that match up exactly with the three holes on the hinge, so wouldnt you just have to get someone to hold the door in place, line up the holes, and screw everything back in place?.....i dunno seems easier to me
The three holes inside the door move around so you can adjust the door gaps.
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Unread 06-25-2008, 08:22 PM   #65
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Jimmy is right.

The holes on the frame are intentionally larger then the holes on the plates, to allow for adjustment.
Whats supposed to happen, is the plate can be loosened, and adjusted up, down, front or back, to allow the door to line up properly, plus you can put shims under it to get it to adjust further out.

So no, Thats not easier.

quick release pins, or bolts, is easier.
You want to leave the jeep-side half of the hinge on the jeep, and the door-side half on the door.
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Unread 06-25-2008, 10:59 PM   #66
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oooo alrite....thanks for the info
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Unread 06-25-2008, 11:24 PM   #67
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yea i used 5/16 bolts and they work perfectly fine.
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Unread 02-11-2009, 02:36 PM   #68
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yea i used 5/16 bolts and they work perfectly fine.
Same...GRADE 8 - 5/16" - 2.5" fit perfect...

ALSO!!!! Be extra careful with the wiring harnesses coming outta the doors if you have power windows/ mirras/ and locks because they're really easy to bend or pinch...

(I Have no power windows) lol and I rolled them down to take em off... lol and its raining!!!
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Unread 03-10-2009, 03:57 PM   #69
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I took my doors off this weekend, and I'm looking for an alternative to removing the dome-light buttons. I'm pretty sure these run off the IOD fuse, so I can't remove that, but are there any other options to shutting of the lights beside removing the buttons, or the bulbs? I'd like to run a switch, but I'm afraid I would have to tap into all 4 buttons.
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Unread 03-10-2009, 04:15 PM   #70
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Everthought of removing the rear lift gate? I was looking and I thing the Pin replacement would work just the same...
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Unread 03-11-2009, 12:16 PM   #71
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only in an XJ baby... the removable tailgate... EAT IT WRANGLERS!!!

ALSO if you do the mod and your doors ain't lined up right you can adj. them... fairly easily... with all this talk of the doors being on track and ****... theres an adj. plate on the backside of the door... that's what the 3 doorside hinge bolts go into... it moves around... IT WAS MADE FOR THIS PURPOSE... get a friend to give you a hand and loosen them... do the adj. and tighten them back up... might take a couple tries but its faster than waiting for a reply to your post saying "WILL I EVER GET THE FACTORY SEAL"

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Unread 03-11-2009, 12:28 PM   #72
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Everthought of removing the rear lift gate? I was looking and I thing the Pin replacement would work just the same...
Your XJ will fold like a taco.

Don't do it, its structural.
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Unread 03-11-2009, 03:27 PM   #73
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Are you joking? I seriously doubt that its structural. It only attaches on the bottom by the latch and it is held in place by rubber bumpstops which have quite a bit of give to them. I've seen XJ's wheeling with no tailgate doing some pretty hardcore stuff with no issues.
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Unread 03-11-2009, 04:31 PM   #74
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Yes thanks for the info !
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Unread 03-12-2009, 01:54 AM   #75
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Also...

Does anyone know of any basic hardware that can be used as a hinge pin bushing??? they're WAY to pricey for what its worth and almost anyone that does this mod soon realizes their bushing are shot...

...I looked for something similar at hardware stores and such and O'Riley's ain't the right size... not a big deal just throwin it out there...
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