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Unread 07-01-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Taking Doors off - anyone make a lift to make it easier?

I have been thinking about trying to make a lift of some sort that I could use to lift the doors off my Jeep. I can get them off but I would like something that would limit the risk of dropping. I can't do anything to the ceiling so was trying to think of something else, maybe something that would roll up to the door and lift it. I have a couple of ideas but was wondering if anyone had made something that worked for them. If so let's see the plans.

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Unread 07-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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Mechanic chair, unjust all the way up, roll under door, lift door off set bottom edge on bench, balance and roll to destination. Simple and works. K.I.S.S. theory at least.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
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Unread 07-01-2013, 10:25 PM   #4
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I always roll windows down, lift up, throw on shoulder, voila, or of course one could get the wife to do it.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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can always use a duct fitters duct lifting machine. Other than that I got nothing
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #6
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Unread 07-02-2013, 07:23 AM   #7
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I always roll windows down, lift up, throw on shoulder, voila, or of course one could get the wife to do it.
I like the wife idea. Don't do it with a girlfriend, she may never become your jeep-toting wife!
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Unread 07-02-2013, 08:02 PM   #8
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Unread 07-03-2013, 07:18 AM   #9
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Check out those bike lifts for the garage to store bikes up on the ceiling. I'm sure that can be rigged for this purpose. And they are cheap. Weight is usually around 50lb on them.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 11:50 AM   #10
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This is something I've not made by design, but it comes in quite handy when my doors are being cantankerous in coming off. I have a 4-foot left over section of 4"x4" post that gets used for all sorts of duties; can-crushing, temporary boat cover prop, trailer chock. On those days that I lack the desire to fight the doors off, I lay this post across my floor jack, align it under the door, and lift it off. I only wish replacing the doors were this easy
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Unread 07-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #11
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Man oh man. If I ever get to the point it's hard for me to remove my doors just shoot me lol. I couldn't imagine having a jeep and not removing the doors. I can't remember the last time I had doors on
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Unread 07-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #12
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Well if any of you who suggested hit the gym has a gym work out that will make me instantly stronger please send it my way. Otherwise I was looking for something that helps me out now, summer won't be here forever. Seeing as how the doors are not cheap to replace I would prefer to be able to take them off and not have the worry about dropping them. Plus like someone posted they can be tough to take off when they decide they don't want to come out like my back door did. Anyway I figured something out so thanks for the real responses. Usually there are some helpful people on here.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:33 PM   #13
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This is something I've not made by design, but it comes in quite handy when my doors are being cantankerous in coming off. I have a 4-foot left over section of 4"x4" post that gets used for all sorts of duties; can-crushing, temporary boat cover prop, trailer chock. On those days that I lack the desire to fight the doors off, I lay this post across my floor jack, align it under the door, and lift it off. I only wish replacing the doors were this easy
...2x4 for me, I use it to help ease the door off hinges. Leaving the windows off will help with the shoulder hoist.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:36 PM   #14
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Something like these (which are for tires, but if they were high enough to go through the window would work) with casters on the bottom and a hi-lift style jack would work.


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Essentially a hi-lift with two posts and a wide base with casters...
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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:25 PM   #15
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Put both hand under the door and lift. Pretty simple lol.
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