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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 05:37 PM
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cj7 doors?

Does anyone have a set of full doors for an 85 cj7? I have all the windows and panels. Only need the doors. I'm good with a mig welder, but the bottom of these are beyond repair. Does anyone make door skins for these doors? Thanks for your help...please Ralph P. New Jersey
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Re: cj7 doors?

Yes there is a way to make a new door skin... but it ain't pretty.

1. Drill out all the spot welds around the door frame.
2. Cut the door skin about 3" below the sill.
3. Remove the skill
4. Obtain some 21 -22 ga sheet metal.
5. Drill/punch two 1/8" holes through the door frame lip and OEM door skin remains.
6. Slip the sheet metal up UNDER the OEM door skin remains.
7. Spot weld throgh the door frame lip to the new metal to hold it in place.
8. Clamp the new and OEM skin to getether and spot weld through the OEM door skin to the new metal.
9. Seam weld the OEM and new metal.
10 Using metal shears trim the new metal 1/3" around the door frame lip.
11. Drill/Punch 1/8" holes every 2" around the remaining metal.
Bend the new metal around the door frame lip and clamp to the lip.
12. Rivet weld through the 1/8" holes to the door frame lip.
13. Remove the clamps.
14. Grind down all welds.

I did this and it cost less than 15 for the metal. If you provide a cardboard template for the metal most shops will even plasma cut it for you.

See, easy as pie!

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Re: cj7 doors?

I have a set of Black doors in great shape off an 86 CJ-7. I would be willing to let them go, let me know if your interested. $250.00 for both
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 05:33 AM
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Re: cj7 doors?

Yes, I would like to purchase them. 250.00 for both sounds reasonable. Are there any rust on the doors? Where are you located? Thanks Ralph P
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Re: cj7 doors?

A friend of mine has a Cj with hard top and doors for sale. If you want to buy the top and doors i will buy the rest of the Jeep. Send me a PM if your interested. The jeep is in Vineland.
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