I took my doors off when I replaced my floor pans. In a word, It's a royal pain in the ass. The bolts are torx. I had to grind one of the heads off because it rounded out. The bolts screw to the door hinge and the body side is welded, you have to have a real short torx bit to get them out. I didn't try to remove the hinge pins cause they look to be pressed in.
Yes. That is the lower hinge plate. Playing with that extra door awhile back I stripped one of the torx and busted another.
Just cut the head off the one I stripped. The plate hangs on 2 hooks through the oval holes you see in it.
No problem to get it out. The upper plate on the other hand I don't see how you can.
There is a runner for the window that is part of the door that did not let me get that one out.
I have nothing new to report, except hate in my heart for an old ranger pick up truck. It was suppose to run while I work on my baby, yeah right. I crank up the hunk a hunk of burning junk, brakes go to the floor. Puzzles me because I've just redone the back brakes, after inspection drivers side brake line completely self destructs I hate this truck, like I really really loathe it. Thank God it's nothing major, that's why I don't part with it. Always minor things that make me want to shoot it, see if it survives that.
I thought thats what we do with our Jeeps, but you got Ranger problems too? Dang.
Im doing some catching up, but taking the doors off is too much work to make it fun. For me its power locks, windows, mirrors, and speaker wires. All of that would need an easy place to add a quick plug and access it. Then you get to the hinges and most cut the pins but taking the doors off can be weaker on the frame, leading to the funny hashtag on social media a year or two back #Itookthedoorsoffmyxjandtheunibodyfoldedinhalf. I thought about doing it so I could run a set of cut-down doors for trails/cruises, but then I realized all the crap I have inside that I would like to keep inside. To each their own, but why bother when the windows roll down? However, on 90+ degree days I find myself wishing the 2001 models still had vent windows. Wonder if I can swap some in?
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