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Old 08-04-2014, 09:29 AM   #1
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Help me get the doors off!

I've been tryna get the doors off the ol YJ all summer but my dad keeps shutting it down. How can I convince him it's not a horrible idea?? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks y'all

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Old 08-04-2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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Is he worried you're going to fall out? Perhaps you could take him for a ride without the doors and he can see that it's much safer than it appears? Do you have full or half doors?

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Old 08-04-2014, 10:25 AM   #3
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I've been tryna get the doors off the ol YJ all summer but my dad keeps shutting it down. How can I convince him it's not a horrible idea?? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks y'all
first off: I'm 17 an I also have a '95, so I've run into many problems like so. What I've done in the past is I just do it; do it now, ask for forgiveness later. Show him how awesome it is with the doors off, he'll fall in love. If neither of those work, you could always buy some trail doors as replacement. A few things to check though, is it legal for you to run it without side mirrors in your state? Also, are the trail doors legal? Some states don't allow either of these. Good luck!!
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:43 AM   #4
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It's the seat belts, not the doors that keep you in. If you always wear the seatbelt, you'll be ok. I have been driving topless and doorless Jeeps for many years now and the only thing that causes a problem from being 'open' is when it rains. I have never had any safety issues from not having the doors on.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:43 AM   #5
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first off: I'm 17 an I also have a '95, so I've run into many problems like so. What I've done in the past is I just do it; do it now, ask for forgiveness later. !
From a father's point of view and if my son did that to me, I would be hiding his doors from him for a couple weeks in the dead of winter
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:45 AM   #6
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From a father's point of view and if my son did that to me, I would be hiding his doors from him for a couple weeks in the dead of winter
hahaha! I guess I'm lucky my dad loves the doors off in the summer then!
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:03 PM   #7
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From a father's point of view and if my son did that to me, I would be hiding his doors from him for a couple weeks in the dead of winter
Agree!
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:05 PM   #8
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first off: I'm 17 an I also have a '95, so I've run into many problems like so. What I've done in the past is I just do it; do it now, ask for forgiveness later.
My 17 year old thought it would be a good idea to just do it and ask for forgiveness later. He would find his Jeep on cinder blocks with the tires setting stacked, a security cable securing them together, with the tool box and compressor locked. Sad thing with old age it took me almost a week to remember that cable lock combination.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:02 PM   #9
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Boy some tough customers in here. I see you live in Indiana. I can tell you that it is legal to have your doors off here but you must have side view mirrors at all time. If you have mirrors mounted to the windshield frame you are good to go...if not it's a moot point. As far as convincing Dad I can't be any help to you there. I've never been one to obey my parents wishes.
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The bottom line is: his house, his rules. He's just looking out for you. That's not a bad thing.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:32 AM   #11
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. I do have half doors currently and mirrors that drop into the hinges when the doors are removed so that's not problem. I asked if maybe he'd wanna drive it out to a jeep show this weekend with no doors and he said he'd consider it and after lettin him read this thread I think he's gonna go for it. He got a good laugh out of y'all's stories. Thanks again yall
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The bottom line is: his house, his rules. He's just looking out for you. That's not a bad thing.
X2. And I say that as someone who has only been out of my fathers house for 4.5 years. He loves you I'm sure and is not trying to be a jerk for the sake of being a jerk.
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I've been tryna get the doors off the ol YJ all summer but my dad keeps shutting it down. How can I convince him it's not a horrible idea?? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks y'all
Atleast your not going "topless" no one wants to see their daughter go topless

(Cheer up! Atleast you've got a Yj. Most people your age have parents that would roll over In their grave before getting their child a Jeep!)
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:44 PM   #14
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UPDATE: the doors are off ,against my dads better judgement, but they're still off! Thanks again y'all
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Well done. I love mine with the doors off.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:15 AM   #16
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Loved reading through the thread, to bad im late to the party. Still wanna post though. Should have just have dad read the safety labels inside the jeep. At least in my YJ they say in a nutshell the door and top have zero safety value in the and wont save you. So basically doors on or off equal the same dangers?! I refuse put my doors and top until its winter, thats what coats hats and gloves are for.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:27 AM   #17
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That's a good point but saying it's never safe might not have the best end results.

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