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Old 03-04-2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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I dropped off my half doors to be painted Saturday. I got a call this afternoon, telling me that I could pick them up tomorrow afternoon. I'm really looking forward to putting the doors back together (all of the hardware & the door panels), then switching out with my full metal doors. I had them pull the paint code, & paint them glossy black, to match the rest of the jeep. Just in time for the springtime.

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So you just spent $10.00+shipping on something you could do for free by pulling fuse number 4 behind the glove box
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So you just spent $10.00+shipping on something you could do for free by pulling fuse number 4 behind the glove box
That's what I did, and now I swear I lost it lol. Eh. Maybe when it gets much warmer I might try to find it and place it somewhere safely. Luckily its in a zip lock bag.
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I ALWAYS pulled that fuse in the summers on every TJ I've had in the past and I lost that dang fuse EVERY time. Then I had to go searching for a little fuse to shove back behind the glovebox. I was ordering some stuff anyway so I just threw those in as well. No more lost fuses.
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A $3 switch at autozone will allow you to just disable them so you don't have to pull the fuse either.
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A $3 switch at autozone will allow you to just disable them so you don't have to pull the fuse either.
I'm a simple man. Lol
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Fuse #4 is gone and will never be back!!!
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A $3 switch at autozone will allow you to just disable them so you don't have to pull the fuse either.
I like it.
Where'd you cut into the wiring at?

I thought about doing the same thing, but I thought I might run my switch up through the 1" square tubing that holds my CB (overhead, above the rear-view mirror). That way, it would easily be within reach.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:17 PM   #10
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Well, I finally got my doors back from the paint shop.
They look really good.

Tonight, I'll start installing all of the hardware.

OLD - white, with a little surface rust, and a few dings. Tan door panel.
NEW - glossy black to match my jeep. Once I finish, Black door panel.

The mirrors look like crap.
But, once I touch them up a little, it'll look sweet.
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Well, I finally got my doors back from the paint shop.
They look really good.

Tonight, I'll start installing all of the hardware.

OLD - white, with a little surface rust, and a few dings. Tan door panel.
NEW - glossy black to match my jeep. Once I finish, Black door panel.

The mirrors look like crap.
But, once I touch them up a little, it'll look sweet.
Dang. I want half door so bad! Just not bad enough to pay some of the outrageous prices I've seen here and there. Keep the posts coming.
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Dang. I want half door so bad! Just not bad enough to pay some of the outrageous prices I've seen here and there. Keep the posts coming.
I know what you mean.
I paid $300 for the half doors, and another $245 to get them painted.

It really sucked to have to drop that kind of cash, but now that it's done, I can sit back and enjoy them.

My wife still doesn't understand WHY anyone would want half doors.
I think we need to take a trip to the beach. Then, she'll understand.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:22 PM   #13
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Dang. I want half door so bad! Just not bad enough to pay some of the outrageous prices I've seen here and there. Keep the posts coming.
What I don't understand is why "TUBE DOORS" cost as much as they do.

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I'm not knocking them.
I just don't understand the pricing.
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Because unfortunately someone will pay that sort of money for them.
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They dont even come with the door strikers, they are more literally "TUBES" then they are "TUBE DOORS" You have to take the strikers off your other doors.
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They dont even come with the door strikers, they are more literally "TUBES" then they are "TUBE DOORS" You have to take the strikers off your other doors.
For THAT kind of money, you'd think they'd at least line the inside of the tubes with gold.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:21 AM   #17
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I apologize. Another duplicate post.
Stupid "smart" phone.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:56 AM   #18
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I noticed something kinda odd today.

Since I was taking everything apart on my 1/2 doors so that they could be painted the right way, I figured, as long as I'm taking the doors apart, why not go ahead and just replace the inner door locking mechanisms with new ones? I installed the new locking mechanisms. But then, I noticed that, on the actual rocker that you flip, that either LOCKS or UNLOCKS your door from the inside, on my FULL DOORS, it says LOCK on the part of the rocker that is furthest from the windshield. On the 1/2 doors, the word LOCK is on the part of the rocker that is closer to the windshield.

I guess, as long as the door locks & unlocks properly, I don't really care about this little oddity. It's just a little weird. I bought these brand new from eBay. I didn't think to look to see if they were made in China. They are supposed to be for TJs from 1997 to 2006.
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I bought a replacement passenger door off an 04 and the lock rocker is opposite of the original 99 door? I thought it wax a little odd also...
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It is also easy to change the pins in the lock cylinder to match your ignition and other locks

I got pins out of door lock cylinders on a Cherokee only new part I needed was a black crimp on cap for key end of cylinder and local locksmith had them for about a buck each

No way I could reuse old caps plus the locksmith ones had a wider lip for crimping over
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I bought a replacement passenger door off an 04 and the lock rocker is opposite of the original 99 door? I thought it wax a little odd also...
Since I both them as a pair, I thought about swapping the left & right rockers. That way, the word would be on the correct side. But then, I'd have to mess with the little plastic clips that keep the linkages connected to the rockers.

I figured I'd just leave it be. As long as the inner mechanisms work properly, I'm happy.

It does make you wonder if the company that makes these has a Quality Control department.
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Swapping rockers would not change which end you push to lock as that is a rod pull vs push issue and lock design so if they read properly ie pushing the end that says lock does lock the door I would leave them that way.
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I like it.
Where'd you cut into the wiring at?

I thought about doing the same thing, but I thought I might run my switch up through the 1" square tubing that holds my CB (overhead, above the rear-view mirror). That way, it would easily be within reach.
Pull the two screws at the top of the fuse block, and you can access the wiring behind it. Peel back some insulation on the harness, and you will find two black wires that go to the same side of fuse #4. Cut them (leaving enough to work with). Solder a 16 gauge black wire for your switch and the two coming from the fuse box together, and another 16 ga. black for the other side of your switch, and the other two together...heat shrink them and put the fuse block back. Then run your two switch wires wherever you want....easy-peasy.

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