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post #91 of 174 Old 03-29-2009, 06:58 PM
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now im not as lifted as all of you but idc i love this mod!!!

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where is the electrical connections for the rear doors? are the in the b-pillar or are they underneath the trim at the bottom of the door?

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Originally Posted by dcorn View Post
I'm just telling you what I've heard many times on this forum and others. I've seen an XJ wheeling without a hatch as well, but I definitely wouldn't do it. Seems to me the hatch could definitely play a part in lateral rigidity.

Plus, mine is metal and I'm sure it weighs more than the doors, so I wouldn't even want to try to get that off by myself.
I would need some pretty incontrovertible evidence to believe that the hatch adds any structural integrity to the vehicle. It latches at one point at the bottom in the center of the door on a latch that allows at least an inch or more of lateral movement and is held away from the body of the jeep by rubber bumpstops which allow an inch or more of longitudinal movement. It just doesn't seem like it can strengthen the structure at all. Especially since any forces would be transferred directly to the dinky little latch holding the hatch shut and I don't think it was designed to handle any job besides keeping the hatch shut.

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Great write up. Cant wait to do this to mine
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Can you just take pre 97 hinges out of a junkyard or something and put them on a post 97?

And what about doing all 4 doors?
Same thing, or a bit different?
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Originally Posted by BeachinXJ View Post
Any hardware store.

I would suggest using bolts. I have a set that I can slide through the hinge with no sagging on either door. If you grind the threads off it makes it super easy to take on and off. I also can remove/put on each door without any help.
What size bolts do you use? Im really wanting to do this but not if my doors are gonna sag
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Originally Posted by Redrum8675 View Post
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?
You could, but getting the doors to line up perfectly again is a huge pain.

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Yeah I wouldnt recomend that you would have to realign the hinges and my buddy can tell you its not fun at all and you never get it right again
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so, you unplug the wires for the doors, what do you do then?

Do your pull it out of the side part and up through the hole?

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Pull them through the holes in the A-pillar before you lift the doors off.

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post #104 of 174 Old 01-30-2010, 11:20 PM
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ok well another think about just removing the hinges. couldnt you just outline the hinge and then just line it up that way. either way as soon as i get back to texas i will be taking my doors off..
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^^^^ i still think it would be dfficult to line them up, however it does sound like a nice alternative if you had a good specific wrench to get in the there easy everytime, but it would definately be a two man job
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