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Re: How to remove doors, \'84 Suburban
the doors are held in place with that pin that goes between the hinges. if you lift up on the door just enough to get the weight off the hinges, you can bang those pins up and out. it is easier said than done. you need to have the door lifted perfect to get the weight off the hinge. and to make matters worse you have to deal with the fact that hinge has a grove in it after a million or so openings and closings. The first one might come out easy, but that second one is a bear. You need two people to do the job. A floor jack to lift the door is a big help.
the doors are likely hanging down on your truck, due to worn hinges. there is a kit out there you can get to fix that. you drill out the hinge hole and replace it with piece with an off center hole. you can then rotate this piece, rotating the hole, to line up the door correctly again. Classic industries or year one might sell the kit.
you adjust how the door hangs by adjusting the striker. but, you often have to slam the door good to get it to close all the way if the hinges are shot.
so, in short there is no easy way. if you are not going for perfection you might want to repair the door.