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MikeMTJ 11-08-2009 10:23 PM

YJ Full Steel Doors
 
Hey guys,

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?

Jeep_Geek 11-09-2009 12:11 AM

I'm not sure.. but my full hard doors are supposed to be off an 87 and mine is a 92' and it has no problems.

birdhunter 11-09-2009 04:03 AM

Ya
87-95 is the YJ
tops/doors will interchange
no need to change anything

MikeMTJ 11-09-2009 08:16 AM

Thanks!

Geoff@Bestop 11-09-2009 09:53 AM

You can buy striker pins directly from us if you need them. They're not expensive. I can't keep straight the trivia on when they changed the pins.

MikeMTJ 11-09-2009 01:03 PM

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?

1992wranglersahara 11-09-2009 01:08 PM

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.

birdhunter 11-09-2009 02:23 PM

Open window so you can get a good grip also
and be ready when they come off they really
pop off
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

Geoff@Bestop 11-09-2009 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by birdhunter (Post 483578)
Open window so you can get a good grip also
and be ready when they come off they really pop off

:p Is there something you want to share? Or did it hit you so hard you've forgotten?

MikeMTJ 11-09-2009 02:44 PM

Off to the store now to buy some PB blaster.

birdhunter 11-09-2009 02:48 PM

Well uh dont uh..HA
The first time I took
the doors off this YJ the
first one came off so easy
I wasnt ready and had to put it down fast
right on my big toe, Ouch

I have heard lots of stories though
black eyes,broken foot/toes
broken mirrors/windows
bent hinges....

MikeMTJ 11-09-2009 03:30 PM

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.

birdhunter 11-09-2009 05:00 PM

If push comes to shove
you could use a jack and piece
of wood on front part of door
just be carefull not to bend hinge
let it sit overnight

There is a bushing in there that holds it tight

Jeep Guy 11-09-2009 05:13 PM

heating things up with a propane torch always works great for me to and PB blaster. try heating the hinges up.

MikeMTJ 11-09-2009 09:08 PM

These things are really really stuck...geeze. I'm going to have to take out the torch tomorrow.

copleydad 11-10-2009 06:02 AM

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.

MikeMTJ 11-10-2009 09:46 PM

Luckily I got both the doors off. The passenger side gave me the most grief. I had to use a rubber mallet to get it off. The PB blaster worked great. Thanks for the advice guys.

wsmcelroy 03-22-2010 09:09 PM

Door strap loop
 
Does anyone know the name of the metal loop that holds the strap to the door? I have a 97 Wrangler with full hard doors. It fell off and I have no idea where it is.

89PBR96 03-22-2010 09:24 PM

I have 88 doors on my 94 worked fine you might have to move your striker post up or down that is what I had to do

Ghosthiker 03-23-2010 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wsmcelroy (Post 578977)
Does anyone know the name of the metal loop that holds the strap to the door? I have a 97 Wrangler with full hard doors. It fell off and I have no idea where it is.

You talking about a footmans loops?

Magnitude-Engineering 06-14-2010 08:35 PM

If you find that your door hinge bushings are in bad shape, I can supply you with a replacement set. You can see them at Magnitude | Products

-Brian

Snuffy115 06-14-2010 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wsmcelroy (Post 578977)
Does anyone know the name of the metal loop that holds the strap to the door? I have a 97 Wrangler with full hard doors. It fell off and I have no idea where it is.

I believe it's called a footman loop


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