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Old 02-18-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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A friend wants to sell me his half doors (with uppers) for $350. These doors have no rust. The uppers do not leak. The problem is that both of the inner handles are missing. I am not sure if the door handle linkages are missing as well. He says that the doors lock & unlock with no problems. You just have to reach outside to open the doors. Is this still a good deal?

These are the parts that are missing.

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See if he'll drop the price down around $300 then it would be a pretty good deal for you.

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Old 02-18-2014, 11:53 PM   #3
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I have not seen my "friend's" jeep, just the half doors. How can you tell if they are actually for a TJ or maybe for a YJ? I ask because the outer door handles are rectangular, instead of square. On eBay, I see rectangular & square outer door handles for TJs & YJs. I just don't want to end up buying these doors, just to find out that they won't fit.

Is there a curve or particular shape that would identify which one it goes to?
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:00 AM   #4
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I measured the length of the half doors to my full doors. They are both the same length. I measured from the bottom to the top (the height, I guess) of the half doors, then measured from the bottom of the full doors to that indented line where the half door would be. Same measurement there, too. I even measured the distance between the door hinges. They are the same, as well.

I'm just a little concerned because the YJ & the TJ doors look similar. And nowadays, everyone is out to make a buck. A lot of people will misrepresent something in order to sell it as something else.
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How much are the inner latches going to run you?

Ask him what year Jeep the doors came from.

And if this guy is an honest friend of yours then you shouldn't really have to wonder if he's trying to get one over on you.

Ask to borrow one and fit it. Or, drive your Jeep over and fit them before you buy them. If they are a good fit, then you won't have to worry.
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... I'm just a little concerned because the YJ & the TJ doors look similar ...
The only difference that I can find (& this might be exactly what I was looking for) is the door panel.

From what I can see on the internet, the "YJ" door panel looks totally different than the "TJ" door panel. If this is true, then the half doors that I am looking at are actually "TJ" half doors.

Do they make any "YJ" half door panels that look like the "TJ" door panels?
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How much are the inner latches going to run you?
About $28 for both of them. Brand new.

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... And if this guy is an honest friend of yours then you shouldn't really have to wonder if he's trying to get one over on you...
He's actually a friend of a friend.


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... Ask him what year Jeep the doors came from...
He says they are from a '98.
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About $28 for both of them. Brand new.

Inside Door Handles Pair Jeep Wrangler CJ 1987 2006 Left Right CJ YJ TJ | eBay




He's actually a friend of a friend.




He says they are from a '98.
98 would be a TJ, so they should fit, as long as he's telling the truth. Since the pieces you need are so cheap that's a non-issue (granted you feel comfortable installing them). Just verify that those are the only things you'll need to buy to have them work properly.

If I were you I would try to talk him down to $300-$325 and use the fact that you need to buy pieces for the doors as your bargaining chip. Then when you go to pick them up, don't give him any money until you verify that the doors fit. Take your existing doors off and try the half doors on before you buy them.

If it all works out right, its a good deal.

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