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Old 07-15-2012, 05:51 PM
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Door and Gate repair Ideas?

As you can see in these pics I have some damage to my rear gate and the inside of my doors. Both doors actually have these cracks in the same spot. I am guessing it must be common on Wranglers or both wouldnt have it. When I bought this they were already like that. My plan to fix the gate is to weld it, then cover it with diamond plate and use an aftermarket tire carrier. Does that sound right or is there a better way to fix this?

As far as the doors go, what is the best way to go about fixing them? I am not too sure how I am going to do it yet. I was thinking of reinforcing it from the inside with sheet steel, welding the crack and grinding it smooth. I am not sure it the cracks will reappear though. Anyone know or has anyone fixed this same problem? I am going to paint it around the end of the summer when the weather cools down. I plan on repairing it a few weeks before though.

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The door cracks are common. The wing windows never get lubed so the start to stick and put pressure on the door and in due time it will crack just like yours did. I have always heard to weld the cracks up and keep the wing windows lubicated. You maybe able to reinforce it, but I am not sure. I have never seen a tailgate do that though, maybe I am not trying hard enough.

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The door cracks are common. The wing windows never get lubed so the start to stick and put pressure on the door and in due time it will crack just like yours did. I have always heard to weld the cracks up and keep the wing windows lubicated. You maybe able to reinforce it, but I am not sure. I have never seen a tailgate do that though, maybe I am not trying hard enough.
Yeah the tailgate is from the PO. He had pretty big tires on and it seems the weight of the spare did that. It slowly grows just from opening and closing the gate as well.
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I have a spare tailgate I'll let go cheap. $75 plus shipping. It's white and I think it still has hinges on it
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Nay. I already found one local for $50, but i didn't get it since welding it should be strait forward and stronger in the end. Thanks for the offer though. I know $75 is a fair price.
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the cracks are normal...almost every set of full doors have the same cracks. weld them up and grind them smooth. i dont think you can get in behind that crack to plate it. i tried on mine.

As far as the gate, its a normal stress crack from hanging an over stock tire on it. Do the repair that you said you were going to do, but if you want to haul an oversized spare, think about a rear bumper/tire carrier.

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