How to Remove Your Jeep’s Doors the Right Way
Let’s face it, we all dream of owning a Jeep at some point in our lives because of its suave appearance and customizability. The Jeep design, in any model, attracts many car-lovers, but the attraction does not end there. There are tons of features that the Jeep offers, making other vehicle types hard to compare; mainly, its convertibility. Not only can you remove the basics such as tires and wipers, but you can also remove its doors! Yes, you heard right. With a Jeep, you can manually remove the doors whenever you like and even replace them with a different set of doors. Now, that’s a perk that could convince anyone to purchase a Jeep.
Removing the Jeep doors can decrease the total weight of the vehicle, therefore increasing its overall speed. Doing this can also save you the hassle of having to open and close the doors if you’re always on the go. The Jeep’s aim is to to create a comfortable driving experience for the driver, and this feature is proof of its intentions in keeping the design customizable.
Here is the step-by-step process of removing the door or doors of your Jeep:
Preparation for Removing Jeep Doors
Take note that a Jeep door uses T50 cap nuts, so you’ll have to secure a T50 socket and ratchet to uncap the bolts and nuts. The first step in removing your Jeep’s doors is to prepare your Jeep for the transformation, properly. You can do this by taking the following steps:
- Fold in the side mirrors
- Roll down the window
- Remove the safety strap attached to the door
- Unplug the wire harness
- Gather the tools you’ll need to remove the nuts
If you were able to locate each part and complete this process, you can then proceed with the actual removal of the door.
How to Remove your Jeep’s Doors
Removing the doors from your jeep is easy! First, locate the bolts, which fasten the door to the body and unscrew the nuts found on the hinges. There are two bolts outside of the door that hold the door in place. You will find the bolts where the door intersects with the main body of the vehicle. After unscrewing the nuts for all hinges, next insert your arm inside the window frame and, gently, grab the bottom of the door; you can place your other hand on the door handle for support. Lift the door upward in a steady movement to avoid unnecessary damages to your door or to the car. Never place the door directly on the floor, but rather make sure to put it on a table or on a piece of cloth to protect the paint on the door from scratches.
If you were able to follow all of the steps above, you have successfully removed your Jeep doors!