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Old 12-08-2013, 01:37 AM   #1
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Hang the full steel doors or put them in a storage bag?

I'm able to move to another place with a garage so I can take my doors off and actually enjoy the summer . But my question is this. I'm debating between either making or buying hooks to hang the doors on, or to buy storage bags to put them in and lean them against the floor and wall. Any pros and cons of each that I should need to know? I've seen a couple threads on how to hang them, so it shouldn't be an issue. But I just don't know which way to go.

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Old 12-08-2013, 01:56 AM   #2
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I would hang them, but get rubber coated hooks that you can support them on instead of hanging them from the window frames.

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The cheaper option will be to build something yourself to hang them from the wall. I have seen full doors hanging from the window frames with hooks (I don't know if that stresses the window frame over time). I have also seen some sort of hinges made so those that have full and soft doors can swap out and hang them.

But, I have been using Bestops door storage bags for years. I love them. They are padded, have handles on both sides for easy moving. You can even put them on the doors while they are still on the Jeep and use the handles to lift the door off. I like the fact that they are mobile, so I can move them if I need to.

My full doors stay in them most of the year, but my half doors and uppers are sleeping in them right now for the winter.

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I just lean them up against the side of the garage, sitting on 2X4s. Meh. :-/
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:35 AM   #5
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I would hang them, but get rubber coated hooks that you can support them on instead of hanging them from the window frames.
Just to clarify, what do you mean by the window frame? I've heard and read to roll down the windows more than halfway down before hanging them.
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I have something like these Lange Door Hangers. I put my windows all the way down and hang the doors and never had any problems.

I've read about other people using the Door Bags and being very happy with them. The padding in them seems to give the doors some good protection.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Old 12-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #7
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I hang my half doors from the ceiling by the hinge pins, slid onto eye hooks. Cheap and easy.
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I would never hang my full doors from the window frames, I've seen to many look like this.

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I use these hangers wrapped in foam pipe insulation.
http://m.harborfreight.com/set-of-2-...lls-68997.html
Then set my doors on top. $10 cheap, easy, and safe.
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I hang my half doors from the ceiling by the hinge pins, slid onto eye hooks. Cheap and easy.
I may be envisioning this incorrectly, but I assume the doors hang down from the ceiling, and the pins are inserted into the eye hooks. Do you use anything to keep the pins within the eye hook. I'm thinking that possibly over time the door pins may work out from the eye hooks........and then your day is pretty much ruined.
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Wow our doors are heavy, if I were to hang them - I would also have a lower support bracket on the bottom of the door for additional support. As for myself, I just let them rest out of the way on carpet on the garage floor, propped against the wall with some soft material to prop the top of the window frame against the wall.
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I would never hang my full doors from the window frames, I've seen to many look like this.
This happened to the full doors of my first TJ (it's kind of one of those, 'not if, but when' scenarios). I have hangers from Skinny Pedal to hang mine now.
Those L shaped brackets are really good, but mount them lower and then rest the bottom of the doors on them and lean the upper part of the door against the wall.
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Here's a pic of my setup.

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Of course my half and two doors are on there now because it's winter but my full doors go on the same way.
*Edit* Those little clips on the left hold my soft windows at the top it's self hangs from another set of the same brackets.
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Here's a pic of my setup.

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Of course my half and two doors are on there now because it's winter but my full doors go on the same way.
*Edit* Those little clips on the left hold my soft windows at the top it's self hangs from another set of the same brackets.
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Here's a pic of my setup.

Of course my half and tube doors are on there now because it's winter but my full doors go on the same way.
*Edit* Those little clips on the left hold my soft windows and the top it's self hangs from another set of the same brackets.
Nice grammar huh lol. Fixed it.
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I would never hang my full doors from the window frames, I've seen to many look like this.

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I use these hangers wrapped in foam pipe insulation.
Set of 2 L-Shape Hang-Alls
Then set my doors on top. $10 cheap, easy, and safe.
Wow, that is no good at all! Are you sure that is from hanging the doors and not running full doors without door surrounds?

I agree that supporting the doors from the bottom is a good way to ensure there is no undo stress anywhere, but I've hung my doors a lot and don't have any damage.

Just something to think about!

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Wow, that is no good at all! Are you sure that is from hanging the doors and not running full doors without door surrounds?

I agree that supporting the doors from the bottom is a good way to ensure there is no undo stress anywhere, but I've hung my doors a lot and don't have any damage.

Just something to think about!

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Can't say for sure it's the primary cause but I do know I have never hung mine by the frames on this or my previous TJ and none of the frames have cracked. The full doors are relatively heavy compared to the light weight frame. For $10 I don't take a chance.
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Right now then I'm thinking of leaning more towards the carpet on the garage floor and putting them into the storage bags. Going with the storage bags, do you all recommend Bestop or is there a cheaper one that will ensure the doors won't be scratched?
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Sorry for the delayed reply. No. When the half doors are hung from the ceiling from the hinge pins there's almost no chance of the pins sliding out of the eye hooks. When I take them down, I have to deliberately slide them laterally. Even if something (i.e. my head) bangs into them, they still won't fall down. :-)
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I built a dolly. Held both sets of doors, rolled into the corner of the garage.

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I built a dolly. Held both sets of doors, rolled into the corner of the garage.
What did you put to hold the doors up?
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What did you put to hold the doors up?
There's a 2x6 in the center of the dolly. The top of the 2x6 is carpeted so the Window frames rest on them. Went to Lowe's and grabbed a bunch of carpet samples and liquid nailed the samples to the 2x6 and along the bottoms so the door bottoms were protected
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The dolly is nice because I can roll it up beside the Jeep and take the door off and put it down right on the dolly, no carrying it to the garage, etc.
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I built a dolly. Held both sets of doors, rolled into the corner of the garage.
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^Ditto.
^And same goes for the profile pic :-)

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