post #796 of Old 05-24-2013, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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I am actually looking at getting a set like that for my LJ.
I guess there are truely no new ideas out there. Those look nice. If you don't mine me asking, how much did you pay for those beauti's?

I bought mine in the condition they are in for a few reasons:
If this doesn't pan out, I'm only out $100 and time.
The lower and possibly upper radii towards the back side (side closest to the rear of the jeep) will need to be re-bent to fit the TJ door opening radius.
They came with bad skins, but can be used as templates
The door latches were originally for the early style CJ latches which were mounted high above the tub (possibly to the rool bar). These don't have those and I will be hopefully putting TJ soft door handles in via a welded sub structure so I don't have to have 2 latching systems.

That is just what I know from the limited research there is out there about swwapping CJ to TJ doors.

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If you want a safari top , I have a new in the box bestop with the header bar . I have looked at those older style doors and wondered how hard it would be to make them work , I am glad to see you are volunteering to be the guinea pig
I will probably take that safari top (no need for the header bar) in a month or two when I start on this project more.... Trying to get back on the road first.



Yesterday was very unproductive and a short time in the garage.

With the right tools and application of force, anything is possible, right? I used the air hammer, the biggest of the 3 pickle forks in the autozone kit and a 3 lb ball pin hammer on the knuckle and less than a minute later....





The boot on the driver tre has a little slit. Are these avaible locally, or do I need to call Currie for a replacement?



I didn't have my 1/4" driver sockets with me and I needed to run some errands. If you are wondering the sizes, the top ball joint is a 7/8" and bottom is a 22 mm sockets.

My Jeep specific ball joint spacers came in and I picked up the ball joist removal and installation tool. I think I will be servicing the rear diff while the jeep is in the garage too - The lube locker has bit the dust. Not bad for 2, almost 3 years of service.


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post #797 of Old 05-24-2013, 08:46 AM
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I got a set of poly ones off Amazon, I'll look it up when I have a minute. Fit pretty good. Currie wants waaay too much $$ for theirs, plus the wait I'm sure is long.

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Poly steering boots on currie tre?

I just ordered the spicer ball joints.... 3-5 days. I will be picking up the gussets sunday probably, then it is all on me to finish.

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Energy suspension poly boots, cheap and holding up fine for the last few months fine. I just needed to use a ziptie on the boot to hold it on when I was putting the TRE back in.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Where'd you order the balljoints from?
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Thanks Janesy.

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Where'd you order the balljoints from?
Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Dana-Spicer-Pr...cer+ball+joint

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Dang, I should have said sooner but Woody (Forged) got my spicer ball joints for only $100.
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Dang, I should have said sooner but Woody (Forged) got my spicer ball joints for only $100.
Well, there was some confusion on the previous order I placed with him (which was the first order ever) and is why I don't have the gussets in hand and now have to drive to Sicily this weekend which I was not going to do...... I haven't said anything to him about it but I am not happy about the situation at all. So, I will accept a $14 difference.

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Dang, that's sucks. Yea, with only a $14 difference not that big of a deal.
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Might just work with the right set of handles. The door is sitting a touch rearward since I didn't actually put in the hinde holes.


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The lower part of the door should fit , as YJ half doors will fit a TJ (with door catch mods) and they fit a CJ . Its the angle of the windshield and the rear corner that you will have to make some adjustments to .

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Made a little progress today. Removed the knuckles and ball joints.

Upper go first. This is using the mopar adapters GB mentioned above.



Then lowers. It really helps to have a 4' breaker bar and room.





Then I removed the rear 44 cover because it either loosened up or the lube lower just gave out?? Because there was fluid all over the floor. Fluid was cleaner but I like to change the dif fluids on the same schedule.

Floating jeep





Then test fit the door on the passenger side. I removed the skin since that side's skin was pretty destroyed. Anyway, here is how it fits. I'm posting close pictures in case anyone else want to try. These should show exactly what needs to be changed.

Both of the 'z' hinges are going to hav to be cut off and welded in different positions.







Holding the door shut, the windshield is parallel.



Then problem area.





The rest is fine.


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Sandblasted the knuckles and dif covers at a friends shop.


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Sandblasted the knuckles and dif covers at a friends shop.

Your trying to out clean Andy E ?

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