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Old 05-08-2018, 08:43 AM
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The warm weather is finally here! I went out and purchased a pair of Safari mirror for use when I remove my half doors. Trouble is, the damn doors won't come off! They probably never were taken off by its previous owner, or not in a long time. Does anyone have any advise or instructions that will help me.

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There is a nut that holds them on, if it's stuck use penetrating oil or heat as a last resort

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I had to use a jack and a block of wood under the door to get my TJ doors off last spring. They can get stuck on there pretty good!
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I use a 4' long 2X4. One end on the door sill and lift gently on the other end. My Jeep is too tall for a 2X4 on my floor jack.
Place the 2X4 as close to the hinge (front) side of the door when you lift to prevent twisting the door shell. Be prepared for the door to "pop" loose and jump out of the hinges.

I don't have corrosion issues, one of my hinge pins is bent. If I had corrosion issues, I'd soak the hinge with penetrating oil prior to attempting to remove the doors. Then, I'd grease the pins prior to putting them back on in the fall.

The 2X4 on a floor jack is the preferred method. It gives you greater control if the door "pops" while under pressure.
Just remember to place the 2X4 as close to the front of the door as possible.

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Thanks for everyone help. I wasn't crazy about propping a 2x4 or 4x4 under my door and lifting it up with a jack. With my luck it will slip and damage my new paint. However the suggestion of using penetration oil sounded like worth a try. I sprayed WD-40 into the crevices of the hinges several times over an hour, working the doors back and forth each application. The doors popped off like butter. In a effort to avoid the doors getting stuck in the future, I squeezed some multi-purpose grease down into the hinges.
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Glad you were able to get your doors Pff.
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Delrin hinge bushings will solve this problem in the future

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Thanks for everyone help. I wasn't crazy about propping a 2x4 or 4x4 under my door and lifting it up with a jack. With my luck it will slip and damage my new paint. However the suggestion of using penetration oil sounded like worth a try. I sprayed WD-40 into the crevices of the hinges several times over an hour, working the doors back and forth each application. The doors popped off like butter. In a effort to avoid the doors getting stuck in the future, I squeezed some multi-purpose grease down into the hinges.
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I always use anti-seize on the hinge pins, it clings better than regular grease.
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Delrin hinge bushings will solve this problem in the future

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