Alright guys, got the headlights all switched out and working! The only other blaring issue is that the doors on both sides are kinda tilted... They dont seal at the top and I have to hold them closed. I'll post pics in a little while, but does anyone have any experience with this? The guy we got it from said something about bushings but I have no idea what that means. Thanks!
There's supposed to be some plastic/polymer bushings in the body side of the hinges. Take the door off (you might possibly still have the nut on the bottom hinge) and see if it's there. If all you see is the metal hole, they're shot
If you have the bushings or they've been replaced, you can adjust the door angle by loosening the hinges and loosen/adjust the striker to make things fit right. Try searching the forum for "door adjustment", there should already be instructions up.
I tried the washer tip, it helped a little bit, the driver side door can latch now. However there's a lot of space at the top of the door, and it lets out all the hot air. If the door were at a different angle, I imagine it'd shut a lot easier, and that space would be gone. Picture of the space is attached. Thanks so much everyone, it's great to know there's a huge community that would love to help me through getting this thing ready to go Should I buy the bushings I linked above though? Are those the right ones?
that looks like you need to adjust it as well. Going to need a strong torx bit (t45?) and some patience
Not sure if those are the right bushings, in fact I didnt know there was such an item mine has nothing there.
The ones you linked have bad reviews though
How would I go about adjusting it? Thanks so much!
suggestion: go Amazon and buy a used repair manual for your YJ. It will save you a lot of time and answer a lot of questions on basic stuff. Then again as stated, most answers will be searchable right here. Merry Jeepmas!
How many old threads actually convince *you* to read all 36 pages? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/length-envy-build-thread-629700/
You loosen the Torx bolts on the hinge on the door. The hinge that slides into the hole on the jeep body. The only problem is, they are very very very hard to loosen. Most end up rounding off and you have to drill em out. Should you get all six out, many on here as do I, recommend getting grade 8 bolts with a standard head to replace those. The Torx bolt was a sick demented joke from Chrysler.
"I may not change the world, but I'll damn sure leave a scar"