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Unread 04-08-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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TJ uppers on YJ half doors

Heres the history.. I had a hard top with full steel doors when I got my jeep. Sold the hard top but kept the doors and I am using them with my supertop. I also have an extra soft top so this is what I am using when wheelin so I don't ruin my good top. I dont want to risk wrecking my full steel doors offroad so I got a set of hard lowers.
Okay so I picked up a set of hard half doors from an 87 out of a the junkyard a while back. I read somewhere that TJ uppers will fit with a little modification to the 3rd pin. I just got a great deal on a set of TJ soft uppers. Test fit them on my lowers and they fit all except the 3rd pin. Does anyone have pics of this mod to the TJ uppers. I know what needs to be done but would like a pic if someone has it. Thanks.

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Unread 04-09-2010, 12:56 AM   #2
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I've done it. just cut and weld, no pic needed, but there is one in my build thread somewhere.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 01:02 AM   #3
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Just cut a hole and put in a new pin. You can even put in a 4th one so that you can still use YJ and TJ and not have an awkward hole.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 01:04 AM   #4
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It's easier to just cut the pin off of the upper door and then reweld it farther out.

like so, only with a weld and not a nut just sitting there. you get the idea.

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Did you use the same rail to fasten it on the outside? Or did you have to install the TJ rail to hold the outside flap down?

Thanks...

BTW, that is an excellent picture for showing how to modify it...
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Unread 12-15-2010, 01:57 PM   #6
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The TJs don't use a rail on the oustide, the upper door just sits on the lower door and seals with a weather strip. I just removed the YJ rail.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 03:25 PM   #7
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I did this just yesterday. I cut the third pin and took about 3/4" out and re-welded it back. I need to make some small adjustments but the TJ uppers fit really well.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 09:00 PM   #8
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I did this just yesterday. I cut the third pin and took about 3/4" out and re-welded it back. I need to make some small adjustments but the TJ uppers fit really well.
Exactly, just did this to fit my hardtop on with my stock half doors/tj uppers. worked great. Just grind,measure,weld and you're good to go! here are some pics, Pictures by hallway94yj - Photobucket
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So what keeps the soft upper from coming off the door? I would be worried about someone just walking off with them.
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So what keeps the soft upper from coming off the door? I would be worried about someone just walking off with them.
If your door is locked and you have a hardtop it will be difficult to take them without busting the windows.
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Unread 12-16-2010, 08:54 AM   #11
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I plan on using these uppers with the Softopper top since you are supposed to use full doors with it but I don't want to shell out that kind of cash.
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Exactly, just did this to fit my hardtop on with my stock half doors/tj uppers. worked great. Just grind,measure,weld and you're good to go! here are some pics, Pictures by hallway94yj - Photobucket
Nice welding....
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Unread 12-16-2010, 09:09 AM   #13
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Nice welding....
agreed, Hallway should add his pictures to my write up post in the faq's section, his looks good
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Looks clean... Mostly I'm liking how they fit. Thanks for posting up to my question, I was about to buy some YJ uppers and would have been unhappy when they didn't fit...

Do the TJ ones need to come off a hard top jeep, or can they be from a soft top rig?

Any year ranges that fit better than the other or are ALL TJ's good?

ANy one here wanting to unload some ?
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Unread 12-16-2010, 10:01 AM   #15
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Not to hijack but has anyone adjusted their TJ uppers to fit inside the hardtop contour without having to pull it in a little?

It's not a big deal but I figured I'd ask.
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