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KenleyR 04-17-2012 10:06 PM

Custom door hanger
 
So I got tired of just leaning my doors up against the wall with a town under them and decided I'd figure out a safe cool way to store my doors and vinyl windows when they are not on my jeep (which 99.9% of the time they are off) So this is what I came up with.

Went to lowes and bought 4 of these:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...at112754PM.png

Measure where I wanted them.... leveled them out... the whole 9 yards
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...8/IMG_1535.jpg

Then I decided to drill in two small pieces of velcro under each arm for the vinyl windows for the side of the jeep.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...8/IMG_1539.jpg

So here is the left side all on the wall and the right side what it looks like empty
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...8/IMG_1537.jpg

Minus on door:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...8/IMG_1541.jpg

Holding almost everything:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...8/IMG_1542.jpg

To top it off it even hold the rear vinyl window!
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...8/IMG_1543.jpg

It holds everything and the Jeep still has room to sit inside the garage.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...8/IMG_1544.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...8/IMG_1545.jpg

Will that's it for my thread, I hope you enjoyed and let me know what you did for your doors or if you like/dislike mine.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...8/4a490773.jpg

Shoelessboi 04-18-2012 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KenleyR
So I got tired of just leaning my doors up against the wall with a town under them and decided I'd figure out a safe cool way to store my doors and vinyl windows when they are not on my jeep (which 99.9% of the time they are off) So this is what I came up with.

Went to lowes and bought 4 of these:


Measure where I wanted them.... leveled them out... the whole 9 yards

Then I decided to drill in two small pieces of velcro under each arm for the vinyl windows for the side of the jeep.

So here is the left side all on the wall and the right side what it looks like empty

Minus on door:

Holding almost everything:

To top it off it even hold the rear vinyl window!

It holds everything and the Jeep still has room to sit inside the garage.

Will that's it for my thread, I hope you enjoyed and let me know what you did for your doors or if you like/dislike mine.

That would be badass if i had a garage to do it in. But for now i will remain locking mine to my gfs front porch lol.

jeepinjeffrey 04-18-2012 09:35 AM

:rofl:^

Shoelessboi 04-18-2012 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepinjeffrey
:rofl:^

Be jealous. My gf lives in rich snottyville. Never seen a mud truck or lifted up jeep like this. Dont think theyd ever get stolen just cause people here look down on me but better to be safe then sorry lol

mdm 04-18-2012 10:49 AM

I feel for the window frame welds. We will be holding a memorial service for them in the near future unless you support the bottom of the doors. You can do something as simple as running a strap that goes over the hooks and under the door. Tighten up the strap enough to support most of the door's weight so the welds aren't doing it.

KenleyR 04-18-2012 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by mdm (Post 13430568)
I feel for the window frame welds. We will be holding a memorial service for them in the near future unless you support the bottom of the doors. You can do something as simple as running a strap that goes over the hooks and under the door. Tighten up the strap enough to support most of the door's weight so the welds aren't doing it.

yeah I already thought about doing something like that, I hear that its not the best thing for them but i mean how much worse could it be compared to people using the top to close the door or to shut it... and thats someone using the door everyday... my doors are off 99% of the time.... im still going to do something to support the bottom but just saying everyone talks about it but no one has yet to SHOW me the proof...

still planned on adding more support to the bottom tho, thanks for the feed back

mdm 04-18-2012 11:33 AM

Can't show you the proof because it's nothing but a memory to us now. My wife's '05 TJ had these welds beginning to crack when we sold it a few years back. We bought it new and kept it for three years. The doors spent most of the summer months hanging on hooks similar to yours. I did always support them with straps. You're right about the stresses other things put on the welds. The pressure against the frame when the door is closed, the pushing and shoving when closing the doors, road vibration, ... it all adds up. Why add to it by hanging the window by the frame?

UnlimitedMatt 04-18-2012 03:45 PM

If you are worried about the welds, hang them upside down.

KenleyR 04-18-2012 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by UnlimitedMatt (Post 13432057)
If you are worried about the welds, hang them upside down.

Wouldn't that prob be top heavy?

KenleyR 04-18-2012 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by mdm (Post 13430795)
Can't show you the proof because it's nothing but a memory to us now. My wife's '05 TJ had these welds beginning to crack when we sold it a few years back. We bought it new and kept it for three years. The doors spent most of the summer months hanging on hooks similar to yours. I did always support them with straps. You're right about the stresses other things put on the welds. The pressure against the frame when the door is closed, the pushing and shoving when closing the doors, road vibration, ... it all adds up. Why add to it by hanging the window by the frame?

So you had the hanger and a strap and it still did it? Or it started to happen and then you put the strap on it?

Wrangler_91 04-18-2012 04:12 PM

How is your garage so CLEAN????

KenleyR 04-18-2012 04:49 PM

I have two vehicles in it, so it needs to be clean to have the space! I have most stuff in storage bins in my attic and stuff hanging from the roof...

1222 04-18-2012 05:25 PM

Very cool and cheap project. Improving on your original idea is no big deal, most everyone does that, itís quite normal. The difficult part is coming up with idea to begin with. Good job.:thumbsup:
:cheers2:

mdm 04-19-2012 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by KenleyR (Post 13432192)
So you had the hanger and a strap and it still did it? Or it started to happen and then you put the strap on it?

The cracking was due to the pressure put on the frame by the top when the door is closed.

joechrom 04-19-2012 04:27 AM

I hang my doors as well

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...m/85fd6f51.jpg

3rd jeep. Never had any problems with the doors.


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