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Old 05-13-2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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Door Adjustments?

I have a 99 2.5L. When I bought it, it came with half doors, but my wife wanted full doors. I borrowed a friends full doors off of his 2003 to make sure they fit properly, and everything was fine.

So the other night I went and bought doors off of someone (off a 2002), and when I put them on the jeep, I actually have to lift the entire door to shut it, otherwise the latch is too low. It was late and dark, but I didn't see anywhere to make adjustments to the doors.

I thought these were supposed to be universal. Any advice?

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Old 05-13-2010, 08:38 AM   #2
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They are universal. But that doesn't mean you won't have to adjust the striker or latches... Kinda like the same brand shoes, one fits, one doesn't, same size. Only with the Jeep you can do some fiddling and it will fit.

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Old 05-13-2010, 01:26 PM   #3
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You can also loosen the bolts on the hinges make a few small adjustments to make them fit better, so when you decide to put the 1/2 doors back on they will also fit without having to adjust them.
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The latch bolt (part on the door frame) is adjustable, you need to loosen the retaining screws and move the latch bolt. OR you can just put a couple of washers on the hinge pins, raising the door slightly.
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Washers on hinge pin is the easyest
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:24 AM   #6
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sorry to jack this thread a little... tried to take my doors off yesterday.... no can do... the nuts are off on the bottem but can not pull the doors up... also looks like there is a wire mesh sleeve inside???? Do i just pull harder ? \LOL
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My doors were a b**** to take off the first time. After working some grease it and some wd40...my Dad and I got a Big F'n Hammer and finally worked it out (one pounding, the other lifting as hard as he could).

So, yeah. Trying pulling harder...haha
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sorry to jack this thread a little... tried to take my doors off yesterday.... no can do... the nuts are off on the bottem but can not pull the doors up... also looks like there is a wire mesh sleeve inside???? Do i just pull harder ? \LOL
Or roll your Jeep on its top and just let gravity and time do the work for you

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Old 05-14-2010, 11:32 AM   #9
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soak with pb plaster
roll down window to get a grip
pull up as you swing it back and forth

You can use wood and a jack, use close
to the hinges be carefull dont bent the hinge
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cool... i try that as soon as i am done lunch
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:03 PM   #11
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x2 on the jack. A lot of people have had to do this.
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yup...

as for your barrowed doors, you loosen the hinge bolts like mentioned, allign the doors properly for your tub, then crank 'em tight and ensure they do not rub anywhere or you'll end up with paint rubbing off.

If you loosen those hinges and adjust to fit your Jeep, make sure and tell your friend to loosen the hinges and re-allign them to his/her jeep before they get them back and wonder why they no longer fit.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:16 PM   #13
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I loosened them up, and was easily able to adjust them make them work on my Wrangler.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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sorry to jack this thread a little... tried to take my doors off yesterday.... no can do... the nuts are off on the bottem but can not pull the doors up... also looks like there is a wire mesh sleeve inside???? Do i just pull harder ? \LOL
x3 on the jack, but be careful. I would suggest having someone there to help and go slow. I was jacking just one pump at a time, very slowly. Watch carefully, and if you see the hinge start to separate even a tiny bit, lower the jack some to relieve the pressure otherwise it could pop off real quick and those doors are deceivingly heavy. On my first door, I didn't have time to lower the jack once I saw the hinge start to separate before it popped off. In fact, I wasn't even pumping the jack when it popped off, I was reaching to lower it. If my brother hadn't been standing there watching me and helped catch it, I might have dropped the door and/or dented the tub because I was squatting in kind of an awkward position and not ready for it.

Once I got them off, I hacked off the bolt studs and lightly sanded/cleaned/greased the hinge pins. They pop off and on no problem, now.

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