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Unread 08-22-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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bent passenger side upper door half

the passenger side upper door half frame is bent, not severely, but enough to where you have to slam the door to get it to shut, and to where its blows open on anyone trying to open it.

would it be worth the trouble just to replace the frame? or is it to much work and should I just get a whole new upper half with material and all.

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Unread 08-22-2005, 03:51 PM   #2
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From your description I presume it's a half door with a cloth covered upper that has a bent frame. I have a set of soft doors (the whole door) that are made of bent 1/4 inch steel rod - a work bench, a couple of clamps, hammer and sometimes a torch is all you should need to "re-adjust" the upper door frame - at least that's what I've used to adjust the used soft doors to my jeep and it seems to have worked. I found the torch very helpful in getting the precise bend without forcing it too far one way or the other.

If they're the full steel doors, you'll certainly need something like an oxy-acetylene torch (or something like it) to fix any bends - I'm currently in the process of burning the rust spots out of mine and welding in new metal where necessary (that's why I'm using the soft doors right now).
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Unread 08-22-2005, 04:09 PM   #3
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When I had the soft upper door halves I bent them in towards the jeep on purpose to get a better seal and less wind noise and rain in the jeep. The only drawback was that whenever my wife tried to open the door it knocked her down
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Unread 08-22-2005, 04:32 PM   #4
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From your description I presume it's a half door with a cloth covered upper that has a bent frame. a work bench, a couple of clamps, hammer and sometimes a torch is all you should need to "re-adjust" the upper door frame
you are correct well as far as salvaging the unit, I dont have the torch, but I do have clamps, so I will try, if that doesnt work then I'll look into a new unit.

thanks for the help
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Unread 08-22-2005, 09:20 PM   #5
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well I got it to a much better position now with a mallet, still not perfect but much more tolerable....saved me a couple hundred bucks.
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