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post #1 of 7 Old 11-13-2013, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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79 CJ7 - soft door install

So I got some new soft doors, but the door latch does not match to the frame, not even close. Anyone have any latch pictures to show me what I can do?
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-14-2013, 06:27 AM
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I bet if you took pictures of what you've got, we could help you easier
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-14-2013, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, so the latch that sits on the body needs to be extended ut maybe an inch or so. i could use washers, but it would look ugly. Anyone else have this issue?
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-14-2013, 05:41 PM
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On mine the PO had nuts spacing out the bracket about a 1/2 inch or so. However this was just on one side the other was flush. If they are bestop door you might find the distance by bending the door wire where it slides into the hinge? just a thought.
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-15-2013, 04:01 AM
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Can you loosen the door latch assembly and move it further out towards the catch that mounts to the body? I had to adjust mine slightly, though I have the newer latch style on m y 86.

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-15-2013, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Jeeprage has saved my day....the darn handle moves about 1" inside it sitting area....It fits perfectly!

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post #7 of 7 Old 11-15-2013, 11:33 AM
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Jeeprage has saved my day....the darn handle moves about 1" inside it sitting area....It fits perfectly!

Thanks
That JeepRage is brilliant.

It was about time I gave back to others! It is hard to compete with all the Jeep gurus on here, though I did learn more than I could have imagined rebuilding mine.

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