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Old 03-26-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation Question about putting on full doors

Howdy guys, recently I removed the doors off my TJ for the first time ever. I have put them back on without any problems. Iv'e noticed that after I have tighten down the pins with the nut and try to lift the door, it lifts up a little bit. I wanted to know if this was normal?

My door opens and closes with no problem, but I don't remember my door having a little bit of play before I took off the door with the bolt tighten down. Did I need to add a washer or something? The nut is threaded on right and everything. Anybody have this issue?

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pretty sure there is supposed to be clearance so you don't tighten down on the actual hinge part. my '99 and '06 the threads stop early

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Old 03-26-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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I don't even have the bolts on mine
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:06 PM   #4
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pretty sure there is supposed to be clearance so you don't tighten down on the actual hinge part. my '99 and '06 the threads stop early
Thanks for the speedy response, I will just leave them as is. As long as they can't be undone a hand I'll be fine since it's my DD
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I don't even have the bolts on mine
yup! lol bought my jeep without them!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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Theres supposed to be bolts on the bottom there?
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Theres supposed to be bolts on the bottom there?
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:36 PM   #8
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Theres supposed to be bolts on the bottom there?
I think they mean nuts; they lost their nuts, but it's OK.
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No nuts for me either!
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:46 PM   #10
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Just leave them off. My TJ didnt come with the nuts. No nuts, all the glory!
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:53 PM   #11
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ehh, I guess sarcasm doesnt translate well lol... yes I know they are talking about nuts and I was saying I dont use them either. wink
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Lost my nuts back in 02, haven't been back on since.
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LMAO!!!!! God i do that all the freakin time well not really but thats number 3 nuts nuts nuts not bolt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:07 PM   #14
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On both my 99 and my 08 I took them off threw them in the trash
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I believe I have 3 nuts. Is that odd?
Haven't used them since I took the doors off about (30 minutes after leaving the stealership).
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I believe I have 3 nuts. Is that odd?
Haven't used them since I took the doors off about (30 minutes after leaving the stealership).
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Someone should come up with a quick release fastener for people who want to feel doubly safe.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:30 PM   #18
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Yep - I just left the nuts off.
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Took mine off and I'm gonna cut the threaded part off so it's not hanging under the hinge.. They just look bad in my opinion
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Took mine off and I'm gonna cut the threaded part off so it's not hanging under the hinge.. They just look bad in my opinion
I removed the lower nuts and tossed them. Then hacksawed off the threaded section, coated the posts in grease and haven't looked back!
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My nuts snapped thread and all so it actually saved me some work.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:16 PM   #22
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ehh, I guess sarcasm doesnt translate well lol... yes I know they are talking about nuts and I was saying I dont use them either. wink
I understand the sarcasm on what you wrote but I only used the term "bolt" once in my sentence and that was on accident because I was trying to refer it to tightening the door down.



Thanks for the responses though, I suppose it is not as big as a problem as I thought to have to doors on without the nuts.
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the only reason i keep the nuts on is to deter theifs form stealing my doors.
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the only reason i keep the nuts on is to deter theifs form stealing my doors.
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the only reason i keep the nuts on is to deter theifs form stealing my doors.
As easy as the nuts came off the pins, I don't think keeping them will deter thieves. Besides, the pins are still in the hinge so unless the thief knows what he's looking at, they wouldn't know. Besides, many of us have a canvas top (or no top at all) that is no deterent either. But that's what makes having a Jeep fun... you can do what you want with it.
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I am also nutless .

I do throw some grease on the pins when I put the doors back on. makes it nice and easy to take the doors off the next time.
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On my 98 when I used to put the nuts back on, I could sock them down until the door wouldn't swing anymore. probably just so you can't do that and some idiot would take it to the dealership saying the door doesn't swing anymore...
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the only reason i keep the nuts on is to deter theifs form stealing my doors.

If you don't have a hard top, you're not deterring anything.

If you do have a hard top and lock the doors, you're good. Can't take the doors off unless they're open.
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I am also nutless, my jeep came that way Although I am thinking of putting a plastic washer between my upper and lower hinge because the door opening and closing has peeled all the paint off the lower part of my hinge and it's starting to rust. Has anyone done this? The washer I mean.

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