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Unread 01-15-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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Yj half steel door vs full steel doors

My 1989 yj is a soft top with half steel doors. I bought a pair of full (1993) steel doors from a local salvage yard with anticipation of a hard top in the future. However, the full doors do not line up with the striker at its current location, aprox 3" higher than the latch on the doors. Do i have the wrong doors, or do i need additional parts to re-locate the striker on the body?

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Unread 01-15-2015, 04:50 PM   #2
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I have both and there's a bit of adjusting going on in the hinges and the striker. If you put a little work into it you can make both work.
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Unread 01-15-2015, 04:58 PM   #3
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32 years in collision repair. No amount of adjusting will move the striker that far. I guess my question really is what year models are interchangeable. My understanding was 1987-95 yj were the same, correct?
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Unread 01-15-2015, 05:46 PM   #4
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I thought all yj doors were interchangeable. Maybe a picture will help.
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Unread 01-15-2015, 05:47 PM   #5
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I wonder if he got tj doors.
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Unread 01-15-2015, 07:14 PM   #6
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Maybe you have some reason for wanting a hard top and full doors, if you wanted to lock your jeep to make it more secure maybe. For me though I have a soft top and half doors year round up in michigan, everyone seems to complain about the soft top Being too loud but it's worth it come summer time when I can take off the soft top and use the top of the half door as an armrest. I guess that what I'm really getting at is that you might just want to pick one setup to go with and then stay with it, at least that's what I do.
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Unread 01-15-2015, 09:40 PM   #7
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I have full steel doors, but Ive looked into buying half doors since I prefer the look of them over the full doors
Everything Ive looked into has said that all YJ doors are interchangeable, maybe loosen the hinge bolts on the doors, get them to close and then tighten them down?
Ive heard of doors shifting for whatever reason.. Never done it but its worth looking into..

Goodluck, and if you dont want to keep the half steel doors, shoot me a pm!
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Unread 01-15-2015, 10:34 PM   #8
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I had to make the (free) half doors work. It took a set of new hinges to get the adjustment just right. It takes time but they'll fit.
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Unread 01-16-2015, 06:09 AM   #9
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If they are 3" off..... something's not right. That doesn't make sense at all. And yes 87-95 should be the same enough to only need adjusting. 3" is not an adjustment IMHO. Unless you are exaggerating for theatrical effect.
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Unread 01-16-2015, 06:17 AM   #10
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CJ7 doors should even fit without issue, I have CJ7 doors on my YJ.

Loosen the 6 bolts and lift the door up until it latches, I don't think it will move 3" worth though.
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Unread 01-16-2015, 08:43 AM   #11
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You gotta have the wrong doors... As mentioned, late CJ doors even fit all the YJ line.
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Unread 01-16-2015, 09:43 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by NW4wheeler View Post
I wonder if he got tj doors.
TJs used a loop instead of the striker pins that the YJs and CJs had. So the pin wouldn't even fit into the slot on the TJ door.

Who knows what's going on...

YJ:


TJ:


There's a ton of info out there to switch them over to either one. So if the OP has this issue, search how to switch door striker pins.
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Unread 01-16-2015, 07:58 PM   #13
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This is definitely one of those times that a picture would really help.
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