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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2000, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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cutting the door hinge

are there any articles that show pictures of how/where u cut the hinge to make it removable?
Not exactly sure how/where u make the cuts
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Re: cutting the door hinge

I believe there is write-up here on off-road.com

It's under the Suzuki tips & mini tricks, I believe. That's where I printed it out when I did mine (I think).

Good luck. Make sure you have a die ginder. You'll love 'em when you' re done.

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Re: cutting the door hinge

Basically, all you have to do is cut the top lobes off the hinges. It's pretty simple. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REMOVE THE DOORS TO DO THIS! I have read an article that makes makes it easier if you have help from a friend, after you cut off the top lobes, have someone lift and hold the door as high as you can on the hinge, and then make a second cut below the top part of both upper and lower hinges. This way you can remove the doors without beating on the body work. You will understand why once you try to lift the door off the hinge.

And I agree, you'll love them!

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Re: cutting the door hinge

why not just unscrew the 3 screws ,remove the door and then put the screws back in.extremly cheap!

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Re: cutting the door hinge

I didn't like the looks of cut door hinges and I was afraid this could weaken
them.I remove the screws as "Zuk" suggested when I take my doors off.However,to
make the task easier I doweled the hinges to the body to realign the doors when
I replace them.I also replaced the Phillip head screws with Doorman 8mm hex head
body bolts.These fasteners have a built in flange (washer) and a black finish.

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Re: cutting the door hinge

The reason for cutting the hinges is it makes it convinent to take the doors on an off. Both ways are absolutely totally free, unless you don't have the tools to do it, and in that case renting a grinder isn't that much per hour
Also by taking the screws in and out each time it is difficult to realign the doors when you put them on, although the other guys mentioned a fix for this.
But everytime you take the doors of you still have to undo all 6 screws or bolts, then either put em back in or put them in some safe place you aren't gonna lose them, where as cutting the hinges lets you simply lift the doors off and throw them in the back, and thats it.
Plus Zuki South has these cool tube doors that you can just throw on your cut hinges.Totally interchangeable doors without having to take out one screw
Wow I can't believe I wrote this much on simply the difference between cutting a hinge or unscrewing it.....

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Re: cutting the door hinge

Thanks for the help everyone,definitely appreciate the input.

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