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omg i love driving with out the doors on its is such an awesome feeling
the topit was nice to have it off but getting the hardtop off and on waskind ofa hassle for the time we had it off but it was so awesome

i think i like having just the front panels on and the rear part of and the doors off








it was soo fun

its kind of hard to line up the hinges to get the doors back on that was the hardest part of getting back on and the clip was a lil confusing
 

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The easiest way that I have found to take them off and put them on is to roll down the window, reach in through the window from outside-in and grab the handle on the inside of the door. Grab it and lift straight up to pull the door pins out of their holes, I am tall enough to just shrug my shoulder up and have the pin come out. When installing it makes it easier to get the pin in, you can watch what you are doing and stand on tip toes etc... to get the pins in.

It gets easier.....


Freedom felt good, I bet!!

Good times!

:beer: <--- that is a root beer for you!
 

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yea i did the whole wind ow thing and rested it on my shoulder with a towel that made load bearing easier its jsut im liek 57 or so si im on my tippy toes jsut to be close i still gott ato pull up alot with my arms and my dad helped get them lined up

im sure it will get easier

im trying to figure out a way toe have them off afew times a month without haveing to do it while the days im working which is the weekends

where there is a will there is a way
 

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Nice, but next time go ON the rocks...
 

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I can't wait till October when we get that first cold snap so I can take my doors off for the first time. :bounce:
 

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i think i may take mine off tomorrow.

30-40% rain til next tuesday!
 

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You know - they do that annual go topless day...smoeone otta organize a go doorless day. My front doors are off right now. I couldnt stand feeling caged in.
 

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Looks like lot-o-fun! Did you hang your foot out the door on the side-step?
 

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Awesome! If you hang your foot out the door than you will feel more like the Fonz- "aaaaaayyyy" and it's always nice to dangle your gobstoppers in the breeze if you're wearing shorts. I find (as I am about the same height as you)....that rolling the window down and grabbing the top of the door sill with one hand and grabbing the bottom of the door with your other hand.....is the easiest and most controllable way to remove and install them. Like Dave said...it will get easier every time. I have personally never reinstalled the nuts on the hinges after I first removed them. I take my doors off at least every other week, and the hard-top....almost as often. I also like the front panels on to keep the sun out, along with the rear and doors off. If you are interested, I have a very easy one man/ no sweat/ 10 minute way to remove and store your rear hardtop, and it takes only 2 lengths of rope and a ratchet strap to do. Glad to see you enjoying your new-found freedom.

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Beaten, when you put the door back on hold it with the handle inside thru the window and other hand on the bottom of the door as close to the front as you can, it helps u line it up easier



You know - they do that annual go topless day...smoeone otta organize a go doorless day. My front doors are off right now. I couldnt stand feeling caged in.
Karn I feel the same way now with doors, they SUCK, if I'm still in NC this winter I am going to be dressing really warm cuz I am going to run without them as much as possible
 

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hey stubEXrube how does that hardtop removal method of yours work? thanks
I'll take a few pics, but it is the all time cheapest and easiest way to remove and store a (2 door) hard-top. Setting the eye-bolts in the correct locations, and doing it the first couple of times (until familiar with the procedure) will take the most time. I have been using this method for over a year now, and from start to finish (from removing the bolts & front panels, backing the jeep into the garage, lifting the hard-top, and driving out topless) takes me under 20 minutes to do.

I'll try to explain it real quick and get pics tomorrow. Basically you need to have a garage or shed to be able to do this. It requires setting 4 eye-bolts into the ceiling or rafters. Two of the eye bolts will utilize two lengths of rope to suspend the front of the hard-top (run through the holes that are used to attach the top to the jeep). The other two eye-bolts will suspend the rear of the hard-top, by way of the ratchet strap.

Back the Jeep into place after setting the eye-bolts where they need to be. (It is also best to #1.remove the front two panels. #2.remove or keep the doors open. #3.remove the 6 bolts that hold the hard-top to the Jeep- before doing this. It makes the job quicker and easier). Use a step ladder when hoisting the front part of the hard-top. Run the rope through (left or right side) hole (from underneath) and up to the eye-bolt. (You need to make sure that you have a LARGE knot tied in the end of each rope beforehand- as this knot is what will actually suspend the front on both sides. It also helps to stuff something between the Jeep tub and hard-top to keep it lifted so that you can tie the rope snug at the eye-bolt....or have someone else hold it up off of the jeep for you). Run it through the eye, and tie a knot or two (making sure that the rope is taught and that the hardtop is about 6" above the Jeep. Repeat the other side. The front is now lifted.

For the rear- Hook one end of the ratchet strap through one of the eye-bolts (left or right side). Open the rear window and lift up slightly with one hand as you slide the strap between the Jeep tub and the hardtop. Hook the other end of the strap to the opposite (last) eye-bolt. Again....lift up the hard-top slightly to slide the strap under the other side. Wherever the ratchet meets the strap...insert it and SLOWLY ratchet it up. Doing this slowly prevents the hard-top from shifting suddenly (in case the Jeep isn't perfectly centered under the 4 eye-bolts). Raise it up to about 6" (like the front....so that the hard-top is suspended evenly on all 4 corners). Make sure that the load is distributed evenly between all 4 suspending points. There should be no slack in the front ropes or the rear ratchet strap when completed. *As you ratchet the strap, the hard-top will shift slightly. Just stop and use both hands to gently lift and wiggle the hard-top, so that it continues to raise up evenly.

Despite the lengthy instructions (and the lack of visual aid...lol), this is such a simple, quick, and inexpensive way to lift and store the hard-top. If the eye-bolts are set adequately/ deeply...then this very safe also. I can provide tomorrow, dimensions/ lengths/ sizes/ etc of the mounting pattern, eye-bolts, rope, and ratchet-strap used.

*Thebeatenpath- sorry for the major hijack. I'll move this post out of this thread if you want me to.

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I'm glad you had Fun. When winter gets here I take the top off and it usually stays Off :)
 

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From personal experience, take your rig on the highway doorless and topless!
My first time doing that I had visions of when I rode my Harley! Its a whole new world passing a truck at 85mph doorless!

BTW... Its always worth it to take Jeep "naked"
your jeep goes 85!? haha
 

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Nice, but next time go ON the rocks...
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I've always wanted to drive on those rocks. There is a severe penalty for slipping off the east side though. 20 feet to the Atlantic.
 

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Nice, but next time go ON the rocks...
they put those tehere because the highway taht used to be there is now owned by the ocean:bawling:

From personal experience, take your rig on the highway doorless and topless!
My first time doing that I had visions of when I rode my Harley! Its a whole new world passing a truck at 85mph doorless!

BTW... Its always worth it to take Jeep "naked"
i took it down us 1 and went 60 or 65 whatever teh speed limit is it was loud(it sounded like a warzone wit hthe seat belts flappin):bounce::bounce:

Awesome! If you hang your foot out the door than you will feel more like the Fonz- "aaaaaayyyy" and it's always nice to dangle your gobstoppers in the breeze if you're wearing shorts. I find (as I am about the same height as you)....that rolling the window down and grabbing the top of the door sill with one hand and grabbing the bottom of the door with your other hand.....is the easiest and most controllable way to remove and install them. Like Dave said...it will get easier every time. I have personally never reinstalled the nuts on the hinges after I first removed them. I take my doors off at least every other week, and the hard-top....almost as often. I also like the front panels on to keep the sun out, along with the rear and doors off. If you are interested, I have a very easy one man/ no sweat/ 10 minute way to remove and store your rear hardtop, and it takes only 2 lengths of rope and a ratchet strap to do. Glad to see you enjoying your new-found freedom.

:beer:

(LOL @ zjr :smokin:)
well my legs arent long enough to be comfortable on the side step and it stuck out from trying to keep it on there i put it on teh other part whatev thats called

thats how i also grabbed the door to take it off works well jsut need practice:D

u can leave that post there im fine with it its cool no more diggin for a thread about it:mr-t:

i feel like wol with all this multi quotin
 
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