Recently, I bought a YJ hard top off of eBay. I went to the guys house to pick it up, and when I arrived he had some full steel YJ doors. He sold it all to me for $650. The doors were in perfect condition (besides from needing washed off). The cranks, latches, glass, and finish were all in perfect condition. I've been reading and I've noticed that they changed something about the striker somewhere along the line. The doors were off of a 1989 wrangler, and mine is a 1995. I know that they door will fit, but am I going to have to modify the striker pin?
Thanks for the info Geoff. I'm having trouble removing my current doors. There is some rust on the hinges, so I'd imagine that's what is giving me grief? You just remove that little nut on both hinges and pull up on the door right?
That's the only hardware you need to remove to get the doors off, yes. BUT, if you have rust on the pin or in the hinge, it's gonna take some "persuasion" to get the door off. Soak that area in PB Blast for a while and tap it with a rubber mallet to encourage the PB into there. Move the door in and out as you pull up on it and it should hopefully, slowly work itself out of the hinge.
Open window so you can get a good grip also
and be ready when they come off they really
soak over night pb baster
undo door strap work door all the way front
to back and again all awhile pulling up hard
keep it up it takes alot sometimes
These hinges won't even budge. I asked if there was something special to do because I was so shocked about how tight they were on there. Weird part is, the rest of my jeep doesn't have a spec of rust on it, because it only has 49k original miles on it. I got kinda lucky though, because an old guy owned it before me. He even under coated it. Anyways, I sprayed PB blaster all over the hinges, so I'm going to let them sit for a few hours and try again.
Pry the door up with a 2x4 or shovel handle. Open the door about 25 or 30 degrees, rest one end on the door sill under the door and lift the other end to lift the door off the hinges. lift as close to the hinge side as possible so you don't tweak the hinge pins.
Once you get them off once, they usually come off easier the next time.