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Old 07-07-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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Hard door storage under $15

So I went down to the local lowes store and picked up a couple of these over head storage hooks. I started with just one which will support the weight no problem but in order to balance the doors so that they would hang level I added a 2nd hook. The foam comes on the arms already. The hooks were only $6.50 a piece and came with the screws to install them Install was simple find which way the rafters are running drill 4 1/8 inch holes in the rafter and screw the supplied screws into the predrilled holes. Very easy I thought I would share

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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That looks good. I like that idea better than hanging them on the wall.

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #3
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looks good but ive heard its a bad idea to hang them from the window frame un supported.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:43 PM   #4
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looks good but ive heard its a bad idea to hang them from the window frame un supported.
Why? I can't see any problems. It's metal it's not going to bend
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:49 PM   #5
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It's not good to hang them from the window frames. It will end up stress cracking the metal where the window meets the door.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:52 PM   #6
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It's not good to hang them from the window frames. It will end up stress cracking the metal where the window meets the door.
I appreciate the responses however I will have to disagree with the above statement. This is my 5th jeep and I have always stored my doors this way 12years now and never had a problem with any of them.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:09 PM   #7
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It's not good to hang them from the window frames. It will end up stress cracking the metal where the window meets the door.
X2 I have heard this also on numerous threads....
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X2 I have heard this also on numerous threads....
Heard and seen are 2 different things. I'm from the show me state. I don't believe anything till I see it. And like I said after 12 years I haven't seen it happen
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:21 AM   #9
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thanks for the tip.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:14 AM   #10
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Looks great! I have to get mine off the floor. Do you put on half soft doors when the weather gets bad or put the hard ones back on? Thinking of buying the soft doors.
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Looks great! I have to get mine off the floor. Do you put on half soft doors when the weather gets bad or put the hard ones back on? Thinking of buying the soft doors.
I just put the full doors on.
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I appreciate the responses however I will have to disagree with the above statement. This is my 5th jeep and I have always stored my doors this way 12years now and never had a problem with any of them.
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I have been hanging my steel doors for the summer on my TJ for 10 years and have never noticed any cracking.
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Cracked welds on the doors don't come from hanging them. It comes from years of slamming them shut unnecessarily hard. Or shoving them so they shut by pressing hard on the upper frame.
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Heard and seen are 2 different things. I'm from the show me state. I don't believe anything till I see it. And like I said after 12 years I haven't seen it happen
should i post pictures of the cracks in my door/window frames?
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I have had full doors on two of my three TJs. I hung both set of full doors from the window frame. Both sets developed cracks. I fully believe it was from hanging them from the brackets.

I now hang my full doors from a Skinny Pedal door hanger bracket. It's just not worth ruining my doors further.
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I got cracks. They were present when purchased the Jeep. Not sure why they are there.

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