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Old 09-06-2010, 12:21 AM   #1
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Doors off?

Hey, what do you with your full doors when you take them off? How do you store them?

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Old 09-06-2010, 12:36 AM   #2
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Leave them in my driveway, sometimes i put a towel or something so the paint doesn't get scratched. I stand them up though.

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Old 09-06-2010, 12:37 AM   #3
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i keep em in the garage, sitting on towels leaning against the wall.
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:55 AM   #4
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i keep mine on an old floor mat and leaned against my hard top in the garage... also x2 on the towel between them
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I nailed up an old quilit lean a set of doors on the quilt then put an old blanket on the first set and lean the second set on top of them then cover them all up.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:43 AM   #6
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Had mine off for the first time yesterday Leaned em up against a tree.

Seemingly pointless words of advice: when you are preparing to take the doors off...DO NOT set your nuts on the cowling and forget them.

I was smart enough to put them back on the door pegs on the passenger side when I got it off.

Not so smart when I got to the drivers side and just set them on the cowling while I tinkered. Got so excited about driving doorless, I forgot about them and now...I have one on each side. Which has always worked well enough. But still.

Dont set em up there, cuz they are easy to forget.

And besides....sometimes that cowling can get uncomfortably hot.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:48 AM   #7
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LMFAO TJN!! You don't need more than two nuts anyway!

You'll likely end up like some of us, and just say forget it, I can't remember where I put them.
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Yeah... I think two are enough to manage.

More than that just seems unnecessarily complicated....
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I don't have any nuts

Seriously I can't remember what I did with them when I first took my doors off years ago. So my Jeep's been nutless since it was 3 months old.

I just put the doors on a shipping blanket and lean them up against the wall in the carport.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:48 PM   #10
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Thanks for all of the great ideas!
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I used to put them in my garage, leaned up against other stuff. I bought a couple of those cheap foam backpacking ground pads for about $12 each. I folded one in half to put underneath the doors, and folded the other over the first door, to pad both sides of it from the second door and also whatever it was leaning on.

Now I use the Bestop HOSS hardtop and door carrier combo with cover. A bit expensive, but worth it for me.
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Here's an idea!
Josh at Skinny Pedal has come up with a storage solution.
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Here's an idea!
Josh at Skinny Pedal has come up with a storage solution.
Interesting and simple idea. I haven't seen anything like that before. However it says there that it works with CJ, YJ and TJ doors, not with JK doors.

My 2 cents on these....the JK door hinges are secured to the Jeep with six bolts, fastened to metal. These door hangers are secured with two bolts, most likely fastened to wood, plaster or masonry. I just don't know if they'd hold in place over time with the weight of a full door. Then there's also having to deal with the bit of a challenge it is sometimes to get both those hinge bolts lined up at the same time.
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Yea dito on the skinny pedal...i had the same idea of getting some extra door hinges on ebay or something and then mounting them horizontally on a 2x4 on a garage wall. that way they would just hang there, up off the ground and wouldnt risk falling down....i wouldnt really see the hinges falling off if they are secured properly to the wood with some proper lag bolts/ anchors.
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I hang mine on the wall in my garage

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I hang mine on the wall in my garage


where are the hooks/hangers from? its cool....but couldn't do that with my half doors..lol
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where are the hooks/hangers from? its cool....but couldn't do that with my half doors..lol
I got them at either Home Depot or Lowe's. They were about $10-$15 each. They're padded and rated for about 75lbs
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Had mine off for the first time yesterday Leaned em up against a tree.

Seemingly pointless words of advice: when you are preparing to take the doors off...DO NOT set your nuts on the cowling and forget them.

I was smart enough to put them back on the door pegs on the passenger side when I got it off.

Not so smart when I got to the drivers side and just set them on the cowling while I tinkered. Got so excited about driving doorless, I forgot about them and now...I have one on each side. Which has always worked well enough. But still.

Dont set em up there, cuz they are easy to forget.

And besides....sometimes that cowling can get uncomfortably hot.
Mine came with zero door nuts.

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