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slippy 05-02-2008 01:51 PM

going doorless
 
going doorless tommarow. i know to pull the #4 fuse behind the glovebox, use wd40 and sway the door back and fourth to help remove them.
but what is the actual tool to unscrew the hinges?
im guessing its torx but i dont know what #.

also, the buttom hinge looks simple, undo the 2 bolts.
on the top hinge, do you unbolt the 2 bolts on the hinge, and the 2 bolts that wrap around to the front (4 total).

just making sure i leave the hinges on the door,
or takes the doors off and leave the hinges on the heep.

Jerry Bransford 05-02-2008 01:54 PM

You don't remove the hinges at all. In fact, don't remove them (!) as doing so will just screw up the door alignment. The ONLY thing you do to remove the doors is to remove the hinge-pin nut at the bottom of each of the hinges. One hinge-pin nut per hinge, nothing else is removed. Once both nuts on a door are removed, you only lift up on the door to remove it. Careful if you have the full steel doors with roll-up windows, they're heavier than they appear. :)

slippy 05-02-2008 01:59 PM

ha. ok awsome, less work then what i thought. ill just tape it up and use a monkey wrench im guessin

[TheYJGuy] 05-02-2008 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by slippy (Post 225038)
ha. ok awsome, less work then what i thought. ill just tape it up and use a monkey wrench im guessin

...tape?...monkey wrench?

If anything, there is a nut under the hinge that needs to be removed, I wanna say 10mm, but I'm probably wrong.

If there isn't a nut, then the doors should lift right off with one spray of WD-40.

and to quote Jerry, yes the doors are heavy, about 50lbs a piece.

Jerry Bransford 05-02-2008 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by slippy (Post 225038)
ha. ok awsome, less work then what i thought. ill just tape it up and use a monkey wrench im guessin

By the way, plenty of mechanically inclined Jeepers have SNAPPED the hinge pin by attempting to turn the nut in the wrong direction to remove it. It's a conventional nut where the old righty-tighty-lefty-loosey saying is true but too many get confused since the nut is "upside-down" where it is located. So just be sure to look at the nut carefuly first so you'll remove it by turning it in the correct CCW direction as would be if you were laying on the ground and looking up at the nut. :)

USBrit 05-02-2008 02:16 PM

I use a 13mm wrench to remove my door hinge pin nuts. Remember to switch you lights off; when you take out the fuse the warning buzzer does not work. Taking off the doors is a piece of cake; here are a few tips though: be careful not to scratch the bottom edge off your doors when you store them as rust will start. Wind the windows down first; it will make handling the door easier and protect the glass. When re-hanging your doors be careful not to bump the threads on the hinge pins, it will make putting nuts back a pain in the ass, and lastly remember when driving you will have no wing mirrors so changing lanes and backing up requires more care.
Hope this helps.

Jma20a 05-02-2008 03:06 PM

i don't take the fuse out, you can tug the buttons that turn the interior lights on a off and then unclip them from the harness.

bpowa 05-02-2008 04:04 PM

yeah a friend of mines took off his yj doors infront of me and instantly dropped it on his fender scratching it.. it was like 50lbs.. better him than me.. ill be more careful if I ever take it off,,

cherokee980 05-02-2008 04:09 PM

I just leave my doors off!

slippy 05-02-2008 04:10 PM

:punk:

i was too syced to wait untill tommarow so i alrdy took them off. i only read the first post. went to my pops house to see what he recomends and 13mm open ended wrench is the correct tool for this.
o did i mention its frickin awsome?! i had no idea what a blast it would be doorless.

we started on the passenger door. it was a PITA. lots of wd40, swaying the door back and fourth, rubber hammer, and 2 strong guys using elbow grease.
the driver side door was second, we sprayed with wd40 and we both just lifted it up no problem. no need for rubber hammer or anything.

thanks, doorless is how i roll now.

distortedtj 05-02-2008 04:43 PM

glad you gotter figured out.


now where's the pictures?

slippy 05-03-2008 10:37 AM

i had the day off and spent all day with my jeep. put the carpet back in from when it got soaked, cleaned the inside, washed the outside, took the top back down, doors off. bought a steering wheel cover. shortly after this shot i went 4wheelin for the first time and got it muddy as hell lol. was a total blast tho.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/DSCN1506.jpg

Vector6 05-03-2008 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 225042)
By the way, plenty of mechanically inclined Jeepers have SNAPPED the hinge pin by attempting to turn the nut in the wrong direction to remove it.


thank God for Snap-on ratchets.... there idiot proof..

on-off is marked on the head... :D

nregas1 05-03-2008 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by slippy (Post 225261)
i had the day off and spent all day with my jeep. put the carpet back in from when it got soaked, cleaned the inside, washed the outside, took the top back down, doors off. bought a steering wheel cover. shortly after this shot i went 4wheelin for the first time and got it muddy as hell lol. was a total blast tho.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/DSCN1506.jpg

Nice looking rig slippy. what part of TX are you?

[TheYJGuy] 05-03-2008 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by slippy (Post 225261)
shortly after this shot i went 4wheelin for the first time and got it muddy as hell

You didn't post the muddy pics? :( Shame on you slippy! Shame on you :D

Walkeraviator 05-03-2008 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by slippy (Post 225261)
i had the day off and spent all day with my jeep. put the carpet back in from when it got soaked, cleaned the inside, washed the outside, took the top back down, doors off. bought a steering wheel cover. shortly after this shot i went 4wheelin for the first time and got it muddy as hell lol. was a total blast tho.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/DSCN1506.jpg

Dude I cant wait to get my steelies and 31's... what setup you have for a lift and are those 33's?

Jerry Bransford 05-03-2008 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Walkeraviator (Post 225303)
Dude I cant wait to get my steelies...

Then you may like the thread at http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=553059 ;)

slippy 05-03-2008 02:57 PM

im located in Houston.

i have 33's and a 2 inch procomp lift. im buying the dpg ultiment kit and some sort of spare tire carriar this week. trying to get rdy for neveda. taking a trip to vegas june 9nth, but i plan on going rock climbing aswell while im there.

Walkeraviator 05-03-2008 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 225305)

The day i can get good lookin aloys for $45 a rim i will do it... i am broke. It has taken me over a year just to scrounge upthe $1000 for the steelies and 31x10.50's... so alloys arent even an option...:hijacked:

mrbigjeep 05-03-2008 04:59 PM

they are an option if your patient.

i like my alloys way better than the steelies i had. JMO


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