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Unread 12-25-2013, 02:04 PM   #46
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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!

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Unread 12-25-2013, 02:06 PM   #47
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soft top doors or all steel doors?
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Unread 12-25-2013, 02:07 PM   #48
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wait, does he know yet???
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Unread 12-25-2013, 02:22 PM   #49
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Yeah I know, I'm the son I just haven't made an account of my own yet. And they're the all steel doors.
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Unread 12-25-2013, 02:36 PM   #50
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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.

Oh, congrats!
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Unread 12-25-2013, 02:54 PM   #51
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So are these what I need? http://www.amazon.com/Rugged-Ridge-1...ngler+bushings I took the door off and there aren't any pieces other than just the door and the body of the jeep, so I'm assuming they're shot.
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Unread 12-25-2013, 04:51 PM   #52
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I used a couple little washers to tilt my door up a bit. A few on the bottom and the door shut just fine.

Congrats on a great Christmas today. Enjoy the new disease know as YJ-itis.
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Unread 12-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #53
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Oh and make sure you let us know what your new name is one you get your account up and going.
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Unread 12-25-2013, 05:20 PM   #54
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Congrats bud, welcome to the struggle!
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Unread 12-25-2013, 05:27 PM   #55
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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?
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Unread 12-25-2013, 06:01 PM   #56
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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
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Unread 12-25-2013, 06:08 PM   #57
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How would I go about adjusting it? Thanks so much!
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Unread 12-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #58
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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!
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Unread 12-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #59
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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.
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Unread 12-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #60
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Wow what a great mom!!

#1 - having no carpet is a positive feature

#2 - Old jeeps (YJ's especially) trump new Jeeps in coolness.

#3 - A Jeep that has character will give your son the sense of pride and accomplishment that no new vehicle can. And he'll learn a lot in the process.

So congratulations!!!!
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