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Unread 04-24-2013, 06:47 AM   #16
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So just to get this straight, im going to unplug all the wires for the power in the doors, unhelp the helper, then use a dremel to cut at the hinge pins and then use some sort of crowbar to pry them out and then lift the door away correct? And then drill out the hinges to 3/8 and use a quick pin? I've decided to go doorless for jeepbeach, only two days left! Just trying to clear things up to smooth the process

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Unread 04-24-2013, 07:13 AM   #17
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Half doors or full doors. Doorless XJs are dumb.
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Half doors or full doors. Doorless XJs are dumb.
You're dumb!!!
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Unread 04-24-2013, 07:50 AM   #19
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You're dumb!!!
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So just to get this straight, im going to unplug all the wires for the power in the doors, unhelp the helper, then use a dremel to cut at the hinge pins and then use some sort of crowbar to pry them out and then lift the door away correct? And then drill out the hinges to 3/8 and use a quick pin? I've decided to go doorless for jeepbeach, only two days left! Just trying to clear things up to smooth the process
Yes look at the write up on google like I said. The only thing you will change from that one is you drill and use 3/8.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #21
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Looks a lot better on 2 door xjs. 4 doors look especially bad with only the fronts removed.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 03:08 PM   #22
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I've converted my front doors to go doorless. My driver side door drops down maybe 1/8th of an inch when I open it but because the latch aligns itself when I go to close it, it don't bother me. My only issue with the whole "doorless mod" is the PITA it is to get them off, especially if they are full power doors like mine. Unplugging the harness and fighting it in and out of the hole in the A-piller is just not worth it most of the time. Now in the OP's case, yeah Id go through that hassle to take them off for an event like JeepBeach but any other nice day? Nah I'll just deal with my windows down or driving my dad's TJ if he ain't using it. I only did this mod because I was bored one day and figured what the heck!? But to answer your question I'd say go for it!
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So just to get this straight, im going to unplug all the wires for the power in the doors, unhelp the helper, then use a dremel to cut at the hinge pins and then use some sort of crowbar to pry them out and then lift the door away correct? And then drill out the hinges to 3/8 and use a quick pin? I've decided to go doorless for jeepbeach, only two days left! Just trying to clear things up to smooth the process
I found a jack of some sort makes popping the doors off a lot easier the first time. They can be kind of a pain to get off the first time since they've been in there for so long.

An air hammer helps a lot too if you have one or access to one.
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My question is: wouldnt it make since to just hit the top of the pin off with a chisel or a tool alike, then hammer the rest through the bottom instead of using a dremel in the center of the pin?
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Half doors or full doors. Doorless XJs are dumb.
So are snorkels and IRO critical path longarms.


Look for EricsXJ's build thread, he's got a good writeup on door removal. I think FitchVA has one too. I've posted many pics of my hinge mods in these threads, but I'm tired of doing it, so just do a quick search and you'll find them.

To the guys who just deal with the sag, I did that for a while until the door skin around the latch ripped and I couldn't open my door anymore.

Drill out the hinges, use 3/8" bolts for pins and it makes everything a ton easier. With one connector, I can take my rear doors off in 30 seconds. The fronts take a bit longer, but only because some of the plugs are a ***** to unplug.
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I'm probably going to convert mine to 3/8s bolts soon.
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So are snorkels and IRO critical path longarms.


Look for EricsXJ's build thread, he's got a good writeup on door removal. I think FitchVA has one too. I've posted many pics of my hinge mods in these threads, but I'm tired of doing it, so just do a quick search and you'll find them.

To the guys who just deal with the sag, I did that for a while until the door skin around the latch ripped and I couldn't open my door anymore.

Drill out the hinges, use 3/8" bolts for pins and it makes everything a ton easier. With one connector, I can take my rear doors off in 30 seconds. The fronts take a bit longer, but only because some of the plugs are a ***** to unplug.
Glad I don't have long arms. Good try, idiot.

Taking doors off a DD is stupid, even stupider considering it's a unibody.
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Glad I don't have long arms. Good try, idiot.

Taking doors off a DD is stupid, even stupider considering it's a unibody.
IRO is still stupid...

The Unibody is strong enough to run a XJ doorless as long as you're not driving it like a race car or getting real flexy with it, I drove mine doorless without stiffeners for a while and had no problems.
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IRO is still stupid...

The Unibody is strong enough to run a XJ doorless as long as you're not driving it like a race car or getting real flexy with it, I drove mine doorless without stiffeners for a while and had no problems.
Lol, exactly.


Also, please inform me why IRO is stupid, this should be good.
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Lol, exactly.


Also, please inform me why IRO is stupid, this should be good.
Just cheap IMO. A lot like RC, now granted I run some RC parts but Im in the process of replacing it. Good to get you started but anything past that crap.
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