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Unread 07-15-2013, 01:54 PM   #31
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Unread 07-15-2013, 03:16 PM   #32
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or when the pins pop free and the vehicle settles down on the springs while the door goes up - gee no lifting injury, just a juggling 60 lbs of sudden weight shift injury. Is there a difference?
First time I took off my LJ doors I had to use a hi-lift to help. When they pop, get ready to catch a flying door.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:44 PM   #33
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Taking them off is way easier than putting them on... Taking them off, I roll down window and from the outside lift with one hand over shoulder on window frame and one hand on the mirror mount to stabilize.

I put them on the same way, but it sometimes seems tricky to line up the pins without scratching the hinges.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 07:20 PM   #34
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My Solution

Well when I posted this thread I was hoping to get some helpful information but for the most part I just got idiots and their responses. Why someone would take the time to post a response that wasn't helpful to an honest question and somethings others may have an issue with too I'm not really sure. I guess that is what happens when they let monkeys use the internet. There were a few actual responses and those who took the time I appreciate it. Here is the solution I came up with that seems to work so far if anyone is interested. It is a hydraulic cart with some wood braces on it. This allows me to raise the doors straight up off the hinges and wheel them to where ever I want. Also I can just store them on the cart and wheel them back out when it is time to put them on.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 02:03 AM   #35
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...Here is the solution I came up with that seems to work so far if anyone is interested. It is a hydraulic cart with some wood braces on it. This allows me to raise the doors straight up off the hinges and wheel them to where ever I want. Also I can just store them on the cart and wheel them back out when it is time to put them on.
Where did you get that lift and about how much was it? I’m sure there are probably others that for one reason or the other could go the route you took if the price is reasonable.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 03:04 AM   #36
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That appears to be modified transmission jack.

That looks to be a very good idea, combining storage and an assist with removing and replacing the doors.

For those that say get a gym membership etc. the issue here isn't necessarily about strength. The issue is that when lifting an unwieldy and fairly heavy item like the jeep door it can increase the chances of injuring your back. Even if you use proper lifting techniques the problem occurs when you twist and carry the door. Those out there who have injured your back know how painful that can be.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 05:49 AM   #37
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My dad uses something like this in his autobody shop to help him mount car doors by himself. Kind of pricey for as little as you may use it though.

http://www.innovativetools.com/shop/...ive-door-jack/
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Unread 07-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #38
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In all seriousness, think about getting soft doors. I travel for business a lot but I didn't want the Mrs to be stuck trying to move around those heavy things. (Mine are not power windows and still over 50 awkward lbs each). Soft doors keep out the weather but are MUCH lighter, doesn't matter if you drop them, etc. Plus for those like myself without a garage, they are great for the sudden downpours-they go on in a hurry.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #39
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Motorcycle jack $90, some 2x4 bolted to the surface, build up so door sits inbetween two verticle 2x4 in two places, carpet / coveraccordingly to prevent scratching.

Jack slowly till it comes off, door now balanced held on jack by 2x4's, roll to storage place lift door off.
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I think the problem is that most people use their arms and lower back to lift items.
To take a door off one needs to keep a straight back and bend at the knees. With one arm straight under the door and the other to balance it you simply straighten your legs. Up comes the door.
People with back problems should never bend over to lift anything. That's how you get back problems.
To lower the door onto the hinge again straight back bend at the knees. Bending over makes you wobble missing the hinge.
Funny you mention proper lifting technique....

I've had back issues in the past and a couple years ago needed to lift a 90lb Lawnboy mower into the back of my Cummins Turbo Diesel.

I used ALL the above/proper techniques. I "almost" had the mower in the bed when my left *** muscle RIPPED ! Yes! *** muscle! The largest muscle in the human body. Put me out of work for (6) weeks and almost (2) years to make a full recovery! You want to talk about a painful injury ? The worst was the uncontrollable muscle spams from my hamstring! Excruciating pain!

So basically......use your brain more than technique BEFORE you lift anything! You only have one back and one ***! Better take care of them.

Now where is that guy the wants to start making custom lifts at ?

What I would really like to see is a custom lift to help remove the hardtops!

Anyone ??
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Funny you mention proper lifting technique....

I've had back issues in the past and a couple years ago needed to lift a 90lb Lawnboy mower into the back of my Cummins Turbo Diesel.

I used ALL the above/proper techniques. I "almost" had the mower in the bed when my left *** muscle RIPPED ! Yes! *** muscle! The largest muscle in the human body. Put me out of work for (6) weeks and almost (2) years to make a full recovery! You want to talk about a painful injury ? The worst was the uncontrollable muscle spams from my hamstring! Excruciating pain!

So basically......use your brain more than technique BEFORE you lift anything! You only have one back and one ***! Better take care of them.

Now where is that guy the wants to start making custom lifts at ?

What I would really like to see is a custom lift to help remove the hardtops!

Anyone ??
what a pain in the *** that must have been for you.

You do realize that **** has 2 ** therefore 4 **** is the proper spelling?



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Unread 07-18-2013, 06:17 AM   #42
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Funny you mention proper lifting technique....

I've had back issues in the past and a couple years ago needed to lift a 90lb Lawnboy mower into the back of my Cummins Turbo Diesel.

I used ALL the above/proper techniques. I "almost" had the mower in the bed when my left *** muscle RIPPED ! Yes! *** muscle! The largest muscle in the human body. Put me out of work for (6) weeks and almost (2) years to make a full recovery! You want to talk about a painful injury ? The worst was the uncontrollable muscle spams from my hamstring! Excruciating pain!

So basically......use your brain more than technique BEFORE you lift anything! You only have one back and one ***! Better take care of them.

Now where is that guy the wants to start making custom lifts at ?

What I would really like to see is a custom lift to help remove the hardtops!

Anyone ??
Get an electric lift for the hard top.
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Unread 07-18-2013, 10:53 AM   #43
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Men, I am a gym rat , I squat 315lbs and never hurt my back. But I tweeked my back 3 times in the last 13 years taking my doors off. I,m sure if your at least 5'10" and have long arms it sure helps. Let me tell you, that is a nice jack that man made
and the soft doors are the way to go.
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Unread 07-18-2013, 02:24 PM   #44
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Well when I posted this thread I was hoping to get some helpful information but for the most part I just got idiots and their responses. Why someone would take the time to post a response that wasn't helpful to an honest question and somethings others may have an issue with too I'm not really sure. I guess that is what happens when they let monkeys use the internet. There were a few actual responses and those who took the time I appreciate it. Here is the solution I came up with that seems to work so far if anyone is interested. It is a hydraulic cart with some wood braces on it. This allows me to raise the doors straight up off the hinges and wheel them to where ever I want. Also I can just store them on the cart and wheel them back out when it is time to put them on.

This is SOOOO cool!!! Where did you get the jack?
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Unread 07-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #45
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Funny you Wrangler guys complaining about lifting tour doors when I'm over here wishing my XJ doors were as light as yours.....
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