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Old 07-01-2010, 10:32 PM   #31
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Took mine off for the first time the other day and had no problem. Just kept pressure pulling up and wiggled the door back and forth. I don't think they were ever off before because there were no marks on the cap nuts?

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Old 07-01-2010, 11:00 PM   #32
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:47 AM   #33
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I removed the NUTS (note "the Nuts" and not "my nuts")

Doors work fine without them, and makes for a quick removal procedure
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:35 PM   #34
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I removed the NUTS (note "the Nuts" and not "my nuts")

Doors work fine without them, and makes for a quick removal procedure
Yup I removed the nuts too. Might put them back on in winter incase some of my friends think its funny to steal my doors (they would, trust me)
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:51 AM   #35
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Yup I removed the nuts too. Might put them back on in winter incase some of my friends think its funny to steal my doors (they would, trust me)
So you're saying either:
  1. Your friends don't own any wrenches.
  2. They can't figure out how to use them to get your doors off.
When my friends & I were at the practicle joke stage in life, we never let a simple thing like tools get in our way of a good time.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:08 AM   #36
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on my 98, i removed the door about a month ago, it was the first time. i used pb blaster, removed the strap, and open all the way the door and closed it several time and add some PB as i was doing this. they came off fairly easy.
when winter come, ill just put some grease on them do it will be very easy the next time.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:09 AM   #37
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I leave them off.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:28 AM   #38
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I was having the same problem with my 2000. Previous owner never took the doors off. I tried spraying and jacking and everything else. I finally unscrewed the hinges from the body and then with the doors off of the jeep (hinges still connected to the door not the body) i hammered the hinge pin out. cleaned up the pins with some sandpaper and lubed up good. Reattached the hinges to the body and made sure everything was aligned correctly. Now i have no problems taking the doors off.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:46 PM   #39
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I've never had the doors off my jeep, but i was wondering since whenever i have the door open it makes that beeping noise because the little pin isn't pushed down. So how would i make that noise stop if i had the doors off? Is there a way to over ride that or what?
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:50 PM   #40
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There is a fuse you can take out, OR you can buy these things that stick on the pins to keep them down. I'd just take the fuse out =)
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:57 PM   #41
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Thanks!
I have another question too.
What are the laws about having side mirrors? Since they are attached to the door they come off when the door does, but doesn't the law require atleast one mirror? (left or right, i can't remember)
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:58 PM   #42
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I know for Kentucky that I'm "supposed" to have my Driver's side mirrior, but the cops aren't that up tight and many Jeeps go doorless and mirrorless. You'll just have to check your State laws. Google can help with that.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:03 PM   #43
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never had an issue with no mirrors in Oklahoma or Arkansas or Kansas
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:04 PM   #44
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Just remember kids, it's only illegal if you get caught!
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:12 PM   #45
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Depends on the cop and what time of month it is, you know?

I ride around with mine off and have had no problems. But all it takes is one cop that has to meet a quota and I will be ticketed.

I got a ticket for a busted windshield in my truck. It's been busted longer than most have been driving. It was simply that cop trying to "do his job".

I've been ticketed for, no joke, a bent tag before. Yes, a license plate tag that was bent. I swear to god I'm not making that up.

So, you might get away with, but that doesn't mean you will always get away with it or that they will give you a free pass like a warning.

Just depends on who pulls you over, how much of a you know what he/she is and how much money they have to make at that time.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #46
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for the door light/chime you can buy a spring that will keep the switch pushed down, it works well. or just make something that will push it down.
even if it was legall to NOT have the mirror I would put them anyway.

you can go the " harley way" and buy some mirror and stick them in the hinge,
perso, I like the size of the OEM mirror, so I made 2 brakets for them. to give you an idea :

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i'm making some mirror bracket so I can remove the door. I have started this a couple weeks ago, but having only 1 day off / week, it's been hard to do anything..
I wanted to use the OEM mirror as I like the size, so I went to home depot and bought some flat bar, 2 inches wide and 3/16 thick. I cut it the lenght I needed and welded (wire feed and I'm not that good at welding....) the 2 flat bar together by the middle. I finish and installed 1 bracket todayI'll make another one for the passanger







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Old 07-07-2010, 06:25 PM   #47
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I know in Illinois your suppose to have a drivers side mirror. I have been driving around all summer without it and havent been hassled yet. *knock on wood*
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:17 PM   #48
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havent been pulled over yet without mirrors, and the cops around here pull you over for literally ANYTHING, and they know everyone hates them
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:38 PM   #49
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I have a 2003 TJ I just bought for $12,000 only a few weeks ago. Doors obviously had never been taken off because the pins were REALLY rusted. I used WD-40 and an 8 oz. hammer and knocked the shyt out of them from the bottom. Pins were fine, I just tore the paint up a bit. I look at it like this; the scratches are a testimate of how hardcore my Jeep is.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:12 PM   #50
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Too much work making brackets. Go to a local Harley Davidson shop and pick up some stalk mirrors for a motorcycle and use the door hinges. Cheap and works great.
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So you're saying either:
  1. Your friends don't own any wrenches.
  2. They can't figure out how to use them to get your doors off.
When my friends & I were at the practicle joke stage in life, we never let a simple thing like tools get in our way of a good time.
They would be too lazy to look for a wrench, and If they did get them off, by some miracle, I would 'freak out' at them and say they scratched up the nuts, even though I did it hahaha
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Too much work making brackets. Go to a local Harley Davidson shop and pick up some stalk mirrors for a motorcycle and use the door hinges. Cheap and works great.
I think I'll wait to be pulled over before I buy mirrors
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That's what I'm doing haha
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I think I'll wait to be pulled over before I buy mirrors
now THAT'S the spirit!
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I think I'll wait to be pulled over before I buy mirrors
Right, it's only illegal if you get caught.
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perso, I like the size of the OEM mirror, so I made 2 brakets for them. to give you an idea :
LOVE your solution, thank you for posting it.
We've been talking about doing something like this, didn't realize it would be this uncomplicated.

How are they for vibration?
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The state of Kansas couldn't care less if you had side mirrors as long as you have a rearview. Even then, it would be a cool day in Hades if you ever got a ticket for not having a rearview......you'd have to be doing something REAL dumb.
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LOVE your solution, thank you for posting it.
We've been talking about doing something like this, didn't realize it would be this uncomplicated.

How are they for vibration?
no vibrations at all, when you remove your mirror from the door, there is a rubber "gasket" thats attached to the mirror, make sure you keep it on.
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I live in the middle of nowhere anyway (wayy up in the mountains of vermont) My town doesn't even have a traffic light!
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Congrats! Just wanted to add my two cents. The guy I bought mine from never had 'em off, and I live near Buffalo NY so they were some seized mo-fo's. I kept spraying the PB, and then hooked a strap around the door near the hinge and slowly picked up with a forklift at my work. This way I could work the door back and forth while applying upward pressure and not worry about damaging the paint. And the door was supported when it finally popped off. If you don't have access to a forklift you could use a chainfall. Worked like a charm.

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