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dieselgus1 12-25-2008 05:07 PM

Soft doors loose, wont seal
 
Hi all, I have a 95 Wrangler with soft half doors that will not seal against the door frame. They are kind of loose, and when i drive on the highway, they kind of wiggle in and out creating an annoyance, but also allowing wind to come inside. Anyway to make these press up agaisnt the door frame again or do i need to get some new door hardware maybe? Thanks!

87YJWrangler 12-25-2008 10:23 PM

Same problem here but I have full softys

90yjwrangler 12-25-2008 10:43 PM

Same problem here. Only on the driverside for some reason though...???

racer-xerols 12-26-2008 10:45 AM

I opened my doors (92 YJ, half doors), grabbed the top edge of the door with my knee braced against the lower part, and pulled the top edge in towards the cab bending the soft upper frame. Now, the doors "seal" (quotes are intentional, it's still nearly as drafty as my motorcycle) a little better and gusty wind pulls them out of the frames less, but when pulling them inwards they also went back a little bit, and now the top rear corner catches just a little when opening them. YMMV.

Ol' Red 12-26-2008 10:57 AM

^x2 if you bend it in it will "seal" it better.

chezuki 12-26-2008 06:26 PM

^x3 That's actually what the Bestop installation manual says to do to properly fit the soft uppers.

dieselgus1 12-26-2008 08:18 PM

hmmm thats good to know that its the recommended way to seal them, bending haha, thanks though ill give it a shot..guess it cant be worse than it is now.

afrats 12-26-2008 08:29 PM

Sounds pretty technical.

90yjwrangler 12-26-2008 10:53 PM

Guess thats why only my driver side does it. That door just gets more action....lol. I'm gonna go bend mine. Thanks

dieselgus1 12-30-2008 09:37 PM

Well, the bending technique worked wonders! My doors are now sitting right up against the door frame. Who woulda thought just forcing them woulda done it.

87YJWrangler 12-30-2008 11:15 PM

Mine dont sit high enough should I get those slider things that tighten up I know Im missing 3 out of 4 I dont plan on using my doors much longer but I need them for the rest of the winter would that help move them up?

chezuki 12-30-2008 11:31 PM

There are collars with set screws that go on the front and rear pins (not the middle one) on each window for adjusting how high the window sits. Is that what you're talking about? They do work wonders but if they're missing, I don't know where to get replacements. Maybe you could find something at the hardware store that would work.

87YJWrangler 12-31-2008 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by chezuki (Post 300845)
There are collars with set screws that go on the front and rear pins (not the middle one) on each window for adjusting how high the window sits. Is that what you're talking about? They do work wonders but if they're missing, I don't know where to get replacements. Maybe you could find something at the hardware store that would work.

Yeah thats what Im talkin bout, the collars, theres only 1 still there so Im thinkin of finding more at the autoparts store they have them...

whitebuffalo 12-31-2008 10:32 AM

if you have any luck finding them, let me know. im missing one on my drivers door.

87YJWrangler 01-01-2009 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by whitebuffalo (Post 300973)
if you have any luck finding them, let me know. im missing one on my drivers door.

If I remember right Carquest has them by their spockets in the window here I dont know where they would be in yours...


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