In September I decided to modify all my doors for quick removal. Again I went to youtube and found plenty of helpfull videos! my first problem is I have power windows and locks. SO I went to the local Pick and pull to find some good quick wire disconeccts. I found that on the early 2000 model ford explorers on the "B" posts they had wire disconects with lots of wires! My Drivers door had 18 different wires running through it. The other nice thing about these disconects is they had both small and large gauge wire. So I was able to disassemble them and make them fit my needs! I collected 20 of them, 10 of each style.
You can see inside the red clip? Just get a small pick and pull that plastic red clip out on both sides and it gives you access to the wires so you can remove them or add them. This allowed me to get just the right mix of wires to meet my needs for the old 87'XJ
Once the red retainers are removed you can use a small pick to lift the catch and remove the factory soldered wire and insert it where you need it.
You can see here the mess of wires running through the drivers door. In this picture i am in the process of wiring in the new quick disconects.
After I had what I needed rounded up I started by removing the doors fromthe hinges. I just removed all 6 bolts holding the door on and left the hinge hanging on the door. Next i took a Cut off wheel and cut the bottom of the hinge, pounded the bottom half off and popped out the hinge.
Next I removed the hinge plates off the door. You can see in the picture where I cut the back edge of the hinge plate to allow room for the roll pin to slide in and out of the hinge. Then I just remounted all the hardware to the door and greased the roll pins real good and slid them back on.
Here it is all installed and ready to be slipped back on.
And a couple pictures with doors off!
It took me about 15-20 hours to get it all done but they work great! I can remove all 4 doors in about 10 minutes and stuff the wires back up in the "A"and "B" posts.
Now its time for some frame rail stiffeners so I can roll next summer with out the doors! Looking forward to it!