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Old 09-02-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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Inexpensive DIY JK door holder

Tool a furniture dolly, added some furring strips to bottoms, 45" 2x4's upright with shelf brackets. 2x4 across the top for support. Stapled pipe insulation for protection at contact points. A hand towel and bungee around the top. Super easy 30 minutes later you have a very sturdy door cart. Was gonna modify for all four doors but its so easy ill just make another for rear doors. I don't take rears off because of the kids. Hope someone else can benefit from this too!



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Old 09-02-2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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Very nice! I've been throwing around ideas for this as well. Now to find a way to make them fold for storage purposes.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:07 PM   #4
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Very nice! I've been throwing around ideas for this as well. Now to find a way to make them fold for storage purposes.
I've got an unfinished garage so I'm gonna hang it upside down near the wall from the rafters. I am Envisioning some hinged points and wingnuts.... You got me thinking
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I know what I'm doing tomorrow. Can you find those dollys at home Depot etc?
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #6
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I know what I'm doing tomorrow. Can you find those dollys at home Depot etc?
Yes Home Depot and lowes usually have the dollys. Uhaul has them too. I used two to make a hardtop cart.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:18 PM   #7
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Yes usually by the hand trucks. $19
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:50 PM   #8
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Looks Great. Here is another idea, just in case you worry about the kids bumping into them. Lowes spent about $40. T-tops are in the rampage bag hanging in the background.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:26 AM   #9
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I know what I'm doing tomorrow. Can you find those dollys at home Depot etc?
"Chi-Com Freight" has those dollies pretty cheap in three sizes I think....Seems like they are $12.00 to $19.00.... Can't buy good casters for that...
They also have movers blankets to protect the doors...$5.00.
And they have some "V" hangers for the wall that you can hang your doors on, I think they are ...$1.50...

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DUDE! That is so awesome. I love the creativeness. And you know those are safe, too. Solid work, my friend. I'm definitely going to create these soon. You've inspired me. Oh DIY posts ... look out guys, we might be using Pinterest soon, too. I hope not.
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My wife just started the Pinterest thing. I should make a Jeeptrest for DIY and Inexpensive jeep mods!
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I just went to Home Depot and picked up 8 eye bolts and put them on the wall. Was about $4
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I just went to Home Depot and picked up 8 eye bolts and put them on the wall. Was about $4
I wish my garage was unfinished just so I could do that@
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #14
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Door Hangers

Let me start, you guys have some great looking door hangers. However, I have been tring to figure out a way to make a door hanger for inside of a 2D Wrangler.

Recently my wife & I took a road trip in VA, I-81 south & then picked up Skyline Drive north for 105miles. My wife would not do the trip on I-81 w/o the doors. I wanted to put the doors in the back when starting on Skyline Drive but had no way of hauling the doors in the back.

Any ideas? TIA
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I would think as large as the front doors are either build a padded rack to lay them on top of one another or put them in a slight teepee form so they still fit under the roll bar somehow. I don't know if it would actually fit this way, just throwing out the idea.
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Tool a furniture dolly, added some furring strips to bottoms, 45" 2x4's upright with shelf brackets. 2x4 across the top for support. Stapled pipe insulation for protection at contact points. A hand towel and bungee around the top. Super easy 30 minutes later you have a very sturdy door cart. Was gonna modify for all four doors but its so easy ill just make another for rear doors. I don't take rears off because of the kids. Hope someone else can benefit from this too!

I picked up a dolly from Harbor Freight on sale a few weeks ago. I plan on doing something similar. I need to get some mirrors first.

How sturdy is it with just one door on?
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #17
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Sturdy enough I was comfortable with it. I even stood on just one side to see the tip factor and it was pretty solid
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Let me start, you guys have some great looking door hangers. However, I have been tring to figure out a way to make a door hanger for inside of a 2D Wrangler.

Recently my wife & I took a road trip in VA, I-81 south & then picked up Skyline Drive north for 105miles. My wife would not do the trip on I-81 w/o the doors. I wanted to put the doors in the back when starting on Skyline Drive but had no way of hauling the doors in the back.

Any ideas? TIA
Maybe build something similar to this with more padding.... Get a basket for your reciever hitch, put them on there upright, strap the hell out of it and put a tarp, strap it again and off you go
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:14 AM   #19
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So basically get you a cargo rack for the reciever, build an upright door rack without casters, bolt it to the cargo rack. Put doors on it and strap it up good and then cover it well with a tarp. Just make sure the tarp is tight so it doesn't flap around and mar up the paint on the doors. That's all I can think of
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Had this exact idea! Already purchased the floor dolly. Now I have a model to mimic, thanks!
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Let me start, you guys have some great looking door hangers. However, I have been tring to figure out a way to make a door hanger for inside of a 2D Wrangler.

Recently my wife & I took a road trip in VA, I-81 south & then picked up Skyline Drive north for 105miles. My wife would not do the trip on I-81 w/o the doors. I wanted to put the doors in the back when starting on Skyline Drive but had no way of hauling the doors in the back.

Any ideas? TIA
i had the thought of using a bike rack if you out in the jeep and want to take them off or put on but i put rain guards on mine so i cant try that idea but if you secure them all together right idk y you cant do that

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