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Old 07-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Door Straps...I'm new.

Hey everyone,

I just bought my TJ on Wednesday and the owner gave me the previously mounted door straps but not the screws to mount the little posts into the door(except one) and on the driver side the top screw hole actually has a screw in it but is missing the screw head and the screw itself is still in the hole. So the question is: What do I do to be able to secure the top part of that post so it won't slide? and Where can I find screws to fit the wholes on the passenger side or is there a better way to attach the door strap?

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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Hey everyone,

I just bought my TJ on Wednesday and the owner gave me the previously mounted door straps but not the screws to mount the little posts into the door(except one) and on the driver side the top screw hole actually has a screw in it but is missing the screw head and the screw itself is still in the hole. So the question is: What do I do to be able to secure the top part of that post so it won't slide? and Where can I find screws to fit the wholes on the passenger side or is there a better way to attach the door strap?
Easyout or drill out the screw and replace with a new screw that you can get from the hardware store. I always take the screw/bolt I'm replacing in with me so I can get a good match. Remember, if you drill the one out you'll need a fatter screw to replace that one.

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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X2 mine did same thing... if that doesnt work drill a hole next the old hole
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I figured it would probably come down to drilling out the old one. I guess I'll have to get to that early next week.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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I would try a vice grip first and see if you can back it out. I hate drilling into my Jeep if I don't have to and you'll know in 10 seconds whether or not it'll work.
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