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Old 03-17-2011, 01:28 AM   #1
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Bent TJ drivers door. Fix it or buy new ones?

I was wheeling about week ago and i severely bent one of my doors. (Long story). I went to bend back the hinges today and put the door back on and then i realized the whole window frame for the door had been bent. Is there any saving this door or is it garbage? I don't feel like spending $600 buck on new doors

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Old 03-17-2011, 01:30 AM   #2
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Forgot to mention Its an 05 TJ with full doors

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Old 03-19-2011, 04:11 AM   #3
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You could always have a body shop look at it to see if it's salvagable.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
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got any pics of the door?
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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got any pics of the door?

Not right now but I will try to get some pictures up tomorrow.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:01 PM   #6
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how bad is the frame bent?any wrinkled steel?
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:08 PM   #7
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how bad is the frame bent?any wrinkled steel?
No wrinkled steel. There are some stress cracks however. They are mostly in the welds though.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:36 AM   #8
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sounds like its savable,can you weld?get it back stright then weld the cracks,might have to do a little grind'n for cosmetics and some duplie color,still cheaper than 6 bills for a new one!
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:31 PM   #9
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I think ill try to save the door. Ill probably invest in half doors anyways though.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:30 PM   #10
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I think ill try to save the door. Ill probably invest in half doors anyways though.
I went to 3 different shops today. One said to get a new door and they wanted to charge me $1,000 painted and out the door. They had only an estimator at the shop.

The second one pretty much said that he didn't want to spend any time fixing it and to replace it. For him to replace and paint it was $850. He the estimator and the technician. However he was very unprofessional and didn't even own a computer.

At the last shop both the estimator and a technician came out and said that it was definitely salvageable and it would cost me about $360 unpainted and $650 after paint. He estimated about 8 hours of metal work.

I also got an estimate to get a jeep door painted somewhere else for $150 bucks


I am going to try to get it fixed on Monday and hope that their estimate is fairly accurate.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:26 AM   #11
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I am going to take a welding class at the local community college this fall, so opefully I can save myself some $$$ when this happens. Goood luck.
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I am going to take a welding class at the local community college this fall, so opefully I can save myself some $$$ when this happens. Goood luck.
Yes i need a welding class bad. I have a welder but its only a little wire welder.

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