I found some nice half doors for my CJ7, I just wish I could close them. Are there any kits out there to put the pin type closing latch on my old CJ, or do I just make me some. I like the idea of buying some rather than building some, if you knew me you would know why. I'm not the best fabricator. Thanks in advance.
Look at the inside of the tub, just foward of the Wheelhouse, there is no reinforcement.... just solid tub wall and door opening lip. On the later CJ's a reinforcement post was installed. This post helps to keep the tub side from vibrating when the doors are shut.
It takes more force for these doors to clamp over the posts than the older doors to simply slide over the metal lip. Also the reinfocement post is used as an anchor point for the retractable seatbelt. If I remember right it's an OEM part only, and avaliable at the dealers for about $60.