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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:03 PM
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Does anyone else wish....

that their doors came off as Jeep doors do? I really miss being able to pull my doors off in seconds.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:05 PM
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On the trail for sure. On the road, having the door tops off is plenty for me.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:07 PM
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Can't someone please engineer a replacement hinge for us? Has anyone seen anything out there already?
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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:34 PM
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I wouldn't think it would be that hard. Maybe Buckon37's since he has access to a cnc machine...
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Old May 27th, 2008, 09:00 PM
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It looks good on the Jeeps, but I do not think it looks good on the Defenders. The door lines are too square when they have been removed.

Just my .02
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Old May 27th, 2008, 10:09 PM
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I took the ones off my LE once in Moab. It was easy taking them off. Putting them back on...not so much.

Never did that again.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:21 AM
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Just remember though. The easier you make something to remove, the easier it is for OTHER people to remove it. Which is why folks sell hinge locks for jeeps.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 06:38 AM
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The Body tub on a Jeep has some depth, the 90 has none. IMO Driving a Jeep door lees is normal looking but driving a 90 with the doors off looks like your driving a 90 with the doors off... I did it for a few weeks I got a lot of weird looks
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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:32 AM
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I prefer having the doors on myself but that didn't stop me from trying out the concept years ago...
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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:36 AM
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It just doesn't look right to me. Looks good on J**Ps, but the Defender looks goofy without doors, but that is just my opinion...
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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:26 AM
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That is one out of two things I miss on the Jeep, the 2nd was how easy the soft-top was to take on/off.

I actually remember hearing/reading sometime that the law for running without doors is that you needed the lip in the tub, and that you need side mirrors (I had drop in replacements for my TJ).
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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:34 AM
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I think Mike Hippert used to run without them almost all the time. I wonder if he was ever pulled over.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:58 AM
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Did anyone else ever forget to put on their seat belt when the doors were off?

I remember grabbing the wheel a few times while sliding out of the seat. Depending on where you grabbed (hence, which way it turned), you would either get thrown back in or fight harder not to fall out. Loads of fun while turning through an intersection.


Most states require a mirror, that's one reason Jeep didn't officially encourage taking off doors during the YJ years. I never used the aftermarket window hinge mount mirrors, but no mirror can be another excuse to get pulled over. Also, some states have a thing about taking off doors on cars. Jeeps get a pass with the cutout shape and lip.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 02:53 PM
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When I was in high school I had a 73 blazer with the fully removable top. I would take the doors off as well. It was a simple matter of unscrewing six hinge bolts on each side. To line the door back up I would put the bolts back in just enough to hold the door then slam the door shut and it would line up. Then tigthen said bolts. Once I was driving to my summer job and took a turn and my lunch cooler flew out the passenger door because there was no door sill like on a jeep. Man I miss that truck...
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:07 PM
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Does anybody make a jeep style soft door? Never seen one, but would be a nice warm weather solution for replacing rusty door bottoms, and would be very cool on the beach.
I bet Badger could whip some up. How about it Chris?
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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:41 PM
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too messy i like my doors and windows.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 05:59 PM
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The Lightweight's doors were a piece of cake to remove.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 06:32 PM
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Somebody made tube doors, I forget who.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 07:33 PM
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Old May 29th, 2008, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by cellulararrest
I think Mike Hippert used to run without them almost all the time. I wonder if he was ever pulled over.
When he drove Janey east to west, he was stopped at a tool booth until he could convince them it was ok to run without doors since Jeep's do. Now granted it was December, up North, and he was in a 110 with none of the doors afaik, so I'd have thought he was a crack pot too. Good times.

I ran without the doors on my D90 for a while while I did some rust treatment on them. You can invert the hinges to mount the mirrors. I really liked the feel of it, but do prefer the half door look.

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