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post #1 of 24 Old 12-25-2010, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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YJ Fiberglass Doors

These doors came with my 1990 YJ. I am looking to retrofit ( as I assume, yes I dared use that word!) onto my wrangler. am I correct they can fit on my YJ once I change the locks ( no keys were present) and add weatherstrip. it is freezing and my cloth doors are not helping!

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If anyone knows the brand Acme possibly but i thought they would look cool until I decide on a color. I do like their color but then my YJ would need some color change too! A girl has to have matching accessories for her Jeep!




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post #2 of 24 Old 12-25-2010, 06:18 PM
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I believe those were origanially for a CJ7, but they should fit with some minor hinge adjustment. Those type doors had two different types of latchs, some used a striker pin and some slide type latch IIRC. I love those lower windows!
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post #3 of 24 Old 12-25-2010, 09:40 PM
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I like the lower windows too!
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post #4 of 24 Old 12-25-2010, 10:19 PM
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I had those exact kind when I was in college. Bought them as a kit with a hard top from JCWhitney back in the mid 90's. DON"T USE THEM....unless you like a high pitched whistle. When you turn on the heat, the air escapes the interior and those doors have very little support near the upper edges, so the pressure inside is able to squeeze out between the door frame and hardtop, making a loud whistle. It gets very loud when traveling at highway speeds and having the heater fan on. I tried extra insulation to block the gaps, but nothing worked.

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post #5 of 24 Old 12-26-2010, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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I had those exact kind when I was in college. Bought them as a kit with a hard top from JCWhitney back in the mid 90's. DON"T USE THEM....unless you like a high pitched whistle. When you turn on the heat, the air escapes the interior and those doors have very little support near the upper edges, so the pressure inside is able to squeeze out between the door frame and hardtop, making a loud whistle. It gets very loud when traveling at highway speeds and having the heater fan on. I tried extra insulation to block the gaps, but nothing worked.
Darn! I think they look so cool ( that lower window). I might need to use them until I find some regular hard doors. I have a 4 piece Targa hard top, the old Steel horse and using my half doors with upper sliders but they are not fitting correct either. I need to live a warm climate so I can drive "topless" or without doors.

Thank You! I might have to use them but at least I know they may not completely seal the jeep. Jeeps are always noisy I just bought more speakers too to drown out some noises.

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post #6 of 24 Old 12-26-2010, 05:50 AM
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LOL, those are kinda cool looking. Ive never seen those before.

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Any video of the sound?
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post #7 of 24 Old 12-26-2010, 10:09 AM
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Drafty? C'mon, it's a 20 year old Jeep! They look pretty cool, I'd put them on and crank up the heater and the tunes
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post #8 of 24 Old 12-26-2010, 10:29 AM
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I had those exact kind when I was in college. Bought them as a kit with a hard top from JCWhitney back in the mid 90's. DON"T USE THEM....unless you like a high pitched whistle. When you turn on the heat, the air escapes the interior and those doors have very little support near the upper edges, so the pressure inside is able to squeeze out between the door frame and hardtop, making a loud whistle. It gets very loud when traveling at highway speeds and having the heater fan on. I tried extra insulation to block the gaps, but nothing worked.
How about cracking the windows open a little? I have factory hard doors and they don't seal to my soft top properly either.
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post #9 of 24 Old 12-26-2010, 12:00 PM
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My factory hard doors whistle, I just got used to it. Just another YJ quirk. And opening the window just a little helps tons. I smoke so the window is usually open about an inch anyway.
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post #10 of 24 Old 12-26-2010, 12:04 PM
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Where are you at in Va? I'll buy them if you don't want them. I think they look cool.
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Drafty? C'mon, it's a 20 year old Jeep! They look pretty cool, I'd put them on and crank up the heater and the tunes
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post #12 of 24 Old 12-27-2010, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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Where are you at in Va? I'll buy them if you don't want them. I think they look cool.
Up in NoVA outside DC. I ordered seal and locks and I am going to see how I like them. I will post photos . I have installed half door with hard sliding uppers but they won't fit correct -way too drafty!

If i don't like I will sell them or trade for "regular" YJ paddle type handled doors.

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post #13 of 24 Old 11-03-2011, 08:41 PM
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fiber glass door handle hardware

I just bought the same doors for my 94 YJ. I was curious if you could tell me what kind of hardware you had for your locks. The person who owned mine originally just rigged something up and now I am going to try and replace it with the right hardware but haven't had any luck finding it.
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post #14 of 24 Old 11-03-2011, 08:56 PM
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I would love to have some like that! I wonder if they would work with a frameless soft top for my 95
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post #15 of 24 Old 11-04-2011, 10:19 AM
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http://eberhard.com/passenger-restra...es/cat_17.html <-- There are your latches and I'm sure you could order the striker from them as well.
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