Easy TJ door removal for stuck door pins
My 2005 LJ rubi has never had the doors off judging by the still new paint on the door nuts. I picked up some craigslist half doors (score for $150! in yellow!) and set about to remove the full doors. I anticipated a difficult removal, and I have a bad back, so I got creative. I have seen some people describe using a jack and really forcing up on the doors and possibly creasing them. I used a 4x4 block, my hi-lift jack with light (2 clicks past contact with the door) and you can wiggle the hi lift and the door back and forth about 2 inches or so, and they gently lift up and out. The two click rule will not make the door fly up and out of the hinges - its just high enough that the threads are still in the hinge hole. Im sure Im not the first to do it - but I did some searching and didnt see anything using the hi-lift - and not any pics....
only they read the warning label, those doors protect you from nothing dangerous! Just wind,rain, and snow. You should tell your wife that the doors put undsired weight on the jeep and can throw the cog off on a off camber situation.
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Originally Posted by freedommachine View Post
As requested - after pic - this morning in the garage at work on my cell...
As an addition for anyone who is having problems the key thing is to push up right next to the hinge pin not further down the door as that would attempt to push it up on an angle thus causing binding (hope that makes sense?). I find when removing mine by hand I have to put my bottom hand right where the door curves up
Great score! I just picked some up too but mine are YJ doors for my TJ . Was very suprised how easy it was to make the doors fit. Took me half an hour to drill 2 holes for the new strikers and they fit like a glove. The only thing is the door uppers don't fit .
Last edited by oldatdis1; 07-15-2011 at 09:20 AM.
ok i thing this is the pics:http://s1178.photobucket.com/albums/x362/oldatdis1/
Last edited by oldatdis1; 07-15-2011 at 09:40 AM.
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