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Unread 08-09-2013, 10:41 AM   #51646
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Boxed in my upper control arm bracket and welded on HD lower control arm brackets on my HP D30
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Unread 08-09-2013, 10:47 AM   #51647
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Anyone got a write up and doing a doorless mod on a 96? Its got pre-96 hinges
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Unread 08-09-2013, 03:40 PM   #51648
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Anyone got a write up and doing a doorless mod on a 96? Its got pre-96 hinges
Not off hand but you basically just cut the bottom portion of the hinge with a dremel with reinforced cut off wheels, you'll go through a bunch of them. It's a ***** to fit in there but it does. It's hard to get the last of the hinge cut but if you have an air hammer it will knock them out real quick once they're cut most the way through.

Other than that it may be a ***** to get them off since they've been in so long. I stuck a bottle jack under mine and after a couple pumps the doors popped out. Drill the holes out on the hinges slightly so they're easier to get out next time and lube them as well. Air hammer helps a lot for the passenger side too since they're pressed in from the bottom and you'll have to take them all the way out the door and put them in from the top. You can weld them but on the two XJs I've done it on I've found that it was snug enough around the pins that it wasn't needed. I just flipped the hole piece over and stuck it in lol

You can get a torx bit for the bolts and cut it down to fit in a box wrench but unbolting them is an unnecessary hassle imo. I'd also cut the top hinge pins down some. The doors are fairly heavy and they tend to want to slip into the bottom holes before you get the top ones lines up so it's nice if the top ones are short enough to maneuver in after the bottoms are already in place.

Actually cutting the hinges with them in place is the hard part, it's pretty obvious what you need to do from there though.
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Unread 08-09-2013, 05:50 PM   #51649
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Unread 08-09-2013, 06:04 PM   #51650
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ordered new leafs for the rear of my 99 because mine have no arch left. will probably have to use spacers or new coils to get it to set level but one thing at a time!
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Unread 08-09-2013, 09:42 PM   #51651
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Unread 08-09-2013, 10:42 PM   #51652
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Yes but I haven't quite decided where yet for now my cell phone serves as my stereo lol I was thinking about putting it in the center console
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Unread 08-09-2013, 11:36 PM   #51653
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Anyone got a write up and doing a doorless mod on a 96? Its got pre-96 hinges
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Unread 08-09-2013, 11:59 PM   #51654
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Cured my death wobble!!!

Ball joint on the track bar was SHOT!! have a stock xj so i got a replacement made by duralast from AutoZone for $38. Best money I've spent
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Unread 08-10-2013, 12:56 AM   #51655
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New rear hatch. Had to swap over some **** from my other hatch (electric door lock/unlock mechanism) but it looks better than I thought. All blacked out, hahah
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Unread 08-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #51656
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Cured my death wobble!!!

Ball joint on the track bar was SHOT!! have a stock xj so i got a replacement made by duralast from AutoZone for $38. Best money I've spent
I have the same problem on my RCX track bar but instead of replacing the threaded rod end I am going to get a double shear unit once I get some spare cash.
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Unread 08-10-2013, 08:48 AM   #51657
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I have the same problem on my RCX track bar but instead of replacing the threaded rod end I am going to get a double shear unit once I get some spare cash.
I wanted the double shear from IRO but it doesn't work with stock height. One day, when i do the lift...
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Unread 08-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #51658
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I wanted the double shear from IRO but it doesn't work with stock height. One day, when i do the lift...
I amjust going to change out my rod end for this piece and re use my RCX track bar.

http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFX
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Unread 08-10-2013, 09:29 AM   #51659
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I amjust going to change out my rod end for this piece and re use my RCX track bar.

http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFX
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Unread 08-10-2013, 09:31 AM   #51660
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I am still trying to figure out if it works with the RCX track bar but cant find anyone on google that has done the conversion. Just people converting Rusty's track bars....
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