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post #1 of 6 Old 07-29-2005, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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My upper soft door frame just fell apart

The bottom piece of sheetmetal attaching the three bars together has rusted to pieces. I can figure out how to fix it but how do i get the upper door skin off without ruining it. Its a factory top by the way.


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post #2 of 6 Old 07-30-2005, 02:03 AM
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Soft Door Frames and Skins

My 97 TJ has the same problem. The drivers side frame bottom edge is 50% rusted away. I purchased a Best Top Sail Cloth replacement. The installation instructions advised to cut the seams to remove the frame. That tells me thats the only way to remove the frame. Check E-Bay for old frames/skins to replace your rusted frame. Good Luck

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-30-2005, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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I dont want to replace the whole frame when i can just as easily cut the rotted metal out and weld new in.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-31-2005, 12:37 AM
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You can find replacement skins cheap on Ebay from where people buy new tops and have hard doors.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-01-2005, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah but if you cut the threads couldnt it just be resewn. I cant get crap off ebay I'm not 18.

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-01-2005, 11:38 PM
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Get a needle and thread and give it a try. Seems as though you really don't have much of a choice unless you want to weld with the skids in place.

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