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Old 08-18-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP Doors Wont Come Off

Oh please help me! My YJ's doors wont come off. I have removed the nut, cleaned the area with wd-40, let dry. I then sprayed a liquid wrench type of lubricant, (not wd-40), and swung the door back and forth for a while...

Lifted straight up and the whole jeep rocked, but alas the door is still on...

Any Suggestions?

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Old 08-18-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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Rubber mallet!!!

and maybe some PB blaster. also, while you're lifting up, rock the door in and out--it helps....

lemme know if you still cant get them out..

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tried the mallet too, now i have a bit of a dent, maybe i swung too hard? OOPS I was really frustrated.

What is PB Blaster?
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uh.........are you saying you heated up and sawed your doors off?

are you a caveman???

lol
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tried the mallet too, now i have a bit of a dent, maybe i swung too hard? OOPS I was really frustrated.
you dented a steel door with a rubber mallet???

how is that even possible
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:06 PM   #7
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uh.........are you saying you heated up and sawed your doors off?

are you a caveman???

lol
NO NO NO i was saying these are tool i will not use to do this

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you dented a steel door with a rubber mallet???

how is that even possible
i am wearing a superman shirt...LOL

Really though, it's small more like persuaded the steel in the direction of my mallet...
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:39 PM   #8
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You lift as you are swinging all the way front to back
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:42 PM   #9
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if a full door, open the window push up with your arms or back and lift wtih your legs. some hinges have a nylon spacer in them. if yours do, do not lose them.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:57 PM   #10
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Think back to physics class. Put a 2x4, shovel handle, crowbar under the door and over the door sill with the door open about a foot and lift (lever and fulcrum, remember?) and the door should pop right up. Just put the lever as close to the hinge side of the door as possible.

The rubber mallet should only be used on the feder if you drop the door on your foot.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:09 PM   #11
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I agree with copleydad, but grab someone to help you, should the door actually pop out.. remember, you are wearing your Superman shirt
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:11 PM   #12
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and hopefully steel toed shoes.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:36 AM   #14
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wood block and a jack under the door, while swinging it open to close.
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soak the thing in pb blaster or wd 40 worked on mine no prob also make sure the nut is not on the bottom of the top hinge i'v seen this done dont know why but they thought it was a good idea so who knows
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...while you're lifting up, rock the door in and out..
That's how I always get mine out. After that they are not so difficult next time.
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Think back to physics class. Put a 2x4, shovel handle, crowbar under the door and over the door sill with the door open about a foot and lift (lever and fulcrum, remember?) and the door should pop right up. Just put the lever as close to the hinge side of the door as possible.

The rubber mallet should only be used on the feder if you drop the door on your foot.
This worked^

Thanks to everyone who chimed in to help!

while I was at is fabbed up some no door day mirrors. It's supposed to be like 78 and sunny on friday...

I'm jacking my own thread but does anyone have a "no weld" footpeg design?
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like nerf bars or whatever theyre called?
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no i am looking for the footrest that attaches to the bottom hinge for the door. so i can rest my foot on it outside. no wthat i have a little time to kill, i'll do a search for it, unless anyone has one... i'd post a pic but i don't have enough posts yet.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:13 AM   #21
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those are great! just what I am looking for, but too expensive... I am looking for a DIY no weld version. Thanks whiteyj. (mine is a white yj too!)
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you got mirrors? in WA we are required to have a drivers side mirror plus 1. either windshield mount or passengers side. also, be careful with your leg hanging out. it only takes one as---le to rip yer leg off.
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in texas i believe its just two anywhere. btw, my pass side mirror doesnt seem to be in rangle to work. i just can see out it. do i need the mirror relocation brackets?
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Didn't want to invest a lot of money for mirrors, so found a piece of 1/2" angle bar, some old pickup mirrors, couple of bolts and a can of black paint and fabbed these Obama Ears looking mirrors. Took about an hour to make them up and they work great with the doors off
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no i am looking for the footrest that attaches to the bottom hinge for the door. so i can rest my foot on it outside. no wthat i have a little time to kill, i'll do a search for it, unless anyone has one... i'd post a pic but i don't have enough posts yet.
I bent this piece of 3/8" galvo'ed round stock (from tractor supply) in the holes of my hi-lift jack.

Only thing is, it uses both hinge tubes.

You'll want to be in a constant state of being ready to pull your leg back inside within a millisecond! It is kinda nice, but don't put one on the passenger side. If your leg gets smooshed off by a truck, you'll live with that much easier than if it was your passenger's leg.





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