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post #1 of 13 Old 05-15-2011, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Back hatch question

I bought a 79 cj7 this week and it came with a new plastic or fiberglass back hatch that needs installed. It has threaded inserts in all the holes except where the hinge mounts to the hatch. There it just has like some dimple spots where the hinge mounts to it? How do you bolt the hatch to the hinge? I also got a new SS hinge set with it you can see in the second picture that has bolts in it. I also got a SS bolt kit for the jeep but still not sure how to bolt hinge to door without threaded inserts in the hatch? Anyone here ever replaced theirs? Thanks in advance for any help on this.




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post #2 of 13 Old 05-15-2011, 10:29 AM
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Use the factory hinges, not the stainless. The stainless hinges are ill fitting, sloppy garbage.

Before you do anything, make sure to replace the seal between frame and top... something is very wrong there.

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Use the factory hinges, not the stainless. The stainless hinges are ill fitting, sloppy garbage.
Thanks for the heads up but how do you bolt hinges to hatch?
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Thanks for the heads up but how do you bolt hinges to hatch?
I personally do not know, I replaced by lift hatch (glass was broken) with a complete donor.

I would expect that the hatch would have steel reinforcements built beneath fiberglass. I'm guessing that you would fit the hatch to your top (with correct seal), mark where you need to drill holes, drill, and then tap appropriate threads for hardware.

Someone with tangible experience will likely chime in.
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Use the factory hinges, not the stainless. The stainless hinges are ill fitting, sloppy garbage.

Before you do anything, make sure to replace the seal between frame and top... something is very wrong there.

I want your wheels!!!
New hatch has a new seal on it already.
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Guess Ill just drill into it and see..All the other holes in it has threaded inserts,have no idea why they didn't put them their to.
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Quality control? Or, let the consumer finish the product, and charge the same price. Use a really strong magnet to check for steel behind the "glass".

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Quality control? Or, let the consumer finish the product, and charge the same price. Use a really strong magnet to check for steel behind the "glass".

Bill
No steel in there anyplace.Guess Ill just drill all the way through and put nuts on the back.
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I hope there is at least a wood block in there. If there isnt,
it's going to be a problem tightening it up. Instead of a nut, I would use a "T" nut.

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I hope there is at least a wood block in there. If there isnt,
it's going to be a problem tightening it up. Instead of a nut, I would use a "T" nut.

Bill
I havnt drilled it yet but I bet there isnt anything in there.Not sure where he got the hatch from but it looks really cheap. Crazy they put threaded inserts in every other hole but nothing where the hinges bolt to.
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I wouldn't get rid of the old one, it could probley be repaired.

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Am I the only one that has bought a hatch like this? Also there is no fixing my old one,Its to far gone.
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