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Ej132 08-09-2009 03:23 PM

removing doors, what size is this?
alright i tried removing the doors the other day but got to the little nut on there and couldn't find the right size tool for it. it almost seemed as if the nut was round?

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thanks ej

SurfNaked2010 08-09-2009 04:05 PM

the nut size is 10mm and it looks like u got all the nuts off. do not under estimate the weight of the doors. there full doors and very heavy just roll ur windows down and use the window frame to lift the doors out of the hinges. dont be afraid to use all ur strength to lift the doors out.

Jerry Bransford 08-09-2009 05:28 PM

That nut requires a 13mm wrench. :)

Ej132 08-09-2009 05:43 PM

so those little circles that look like nuts arent from what surfnaked2010 said?

Jerry Bransford 08-09-2009 06:01 PM

I'm not sure what it is that is in your pics, the pics are not clear enough to figure out what's there. All I can say for sure is that the nuts the factory installs that hold the doors on take a 13mm wrench to remove/reinstall.

Ej132 08-09-2009 06:05 PM

Ok thanks, I'll take a look at them

89PBR96 08-09-2009 06:38 PM

There might be a washer that needs taken off Have the doors ever been off

birdhunter 08-09-2009 07:19 PM

I dont see a nut at all
looks like the bushing

89PBR96 08-09-2009 07:37 PM

Looks like it is just gummed up spray some wd-40 on it. And use some elbow grease behind it and should pop off. Swing door back and forth will picking up on the door maybe ask for a hand from a friend. Then put a little grease on it before you put doors back on good luck

Thats what mine look like with the bolt off but i have half doors little less weight first time off is always little tight

joemd60 08-09-2009 07:45 PM

A word to the wise, that is what my doors looked like, the nuts are missing . The doors were a real PITA to get off and when I finally got the doors off I ended up taking one of the bushings inside the hinge with it, so be careful to watch the hinge when the door starts to come loose. My doors are full doors and not real bad but they are a little heavy for the size.

lumpybubblebiscuits 08-09-2009 08:00 PM

It looks like someone cut the threads off where your bolts would go so i would just go ahead and muscle out the doors. Ive even heard of people using jacks to get the doors off, make sure you put some grease on them so you only have to do it once

KBR97 08-09-2009 08:07 PM

I used a floor jack, a small 2x4 and a towel to for cushion between the door and the wood. I had to do the when I first bought the jeep from P.O.
Never again though, I just spray a squirt of wd40 in there now and then and they come off with ease.

First time I did it with the jack those doors were so tight that I thought the jeep was gonna start lifting off the ground before the doors budged.

Ej132 08-09-2009 09:03 PM

yeah i had a friend say they might be the bushings. ill have to try the jack cause i tried wd40 and lifted but the jeep just lifted(not off the ground, not that strong)

KBR97 08-09-2009 10:06 PM

dont apply too much pressure with the jack. You dont wanna bend any hinges. Just give a little pressure at a time.

jpoutlaw 08-09-2009 10:08 PM

Let it soak - work the doors, they'll come off. The first time is always a bit tight after that - it's all easy.

JeepnJim 08-09-2009 10:20 PM

Right on, jpoutlaw. My 14 yo son and I swung them back and forth for quite a while while trying to put monster upward pressure on them and slowly but surely they finally lifted off. Very heavy so be prepared as others have said. I lighty sanded the hinge pins and put a bit of grease on them and now they easily lift right off without even having to swing them. Be sure you have a place to store those heavy beasts and a Harley Davidson mirror will fit in the hinge.

cripp 08-09-2009 10:30 PM

Those doors are the lightest doors ever... IMO

jpoutlaw 08-09-2009 10:53 PM


Originally Posted by cripp (Post 418434)
Those doors are the lightest doors ever... IMO

However, they are awkward and the first time pulling them up you need to watch that you don't put it into the side of the Jeep.

I typically stand mine up on some carpet in the garage. I put a towel between them. I know others have hangers and hang them up. It's cool enough up here even during the summer that those morning drives can be pretty cool.

JeepnJim 08-09-2009 11:24 PM

Wow, cripp. Which jeep doors are heavier than the full steel doors in your opinion? My old CJ-5s had full canvas doors and I could just toss those in the back. These full steel doors are like a bag of quick-crete. I must getting old.

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