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Old 04-23-2007, 03:23 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 30 Second Door Removal

Reworked the hinges so now the doors just lift off.

My tube doors will have the same attachment method, switching between doors will take no longer than a couple minutes now.

It's backed against the retaining wall 'cause that's my 'one man' way to remove the hard top.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:39 PM   #2
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Cool. Can see pics of the modified latches?
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:14 PM   #3
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Nice!!!!!
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:07 PM   #4
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Cool. Can see pics of the modified latches?
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:15 PM   #5
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Sounds like we need a FAQ!
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:41 PM   #6
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Yep, close up pics please....
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:02 AM   #7
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Re: 30 Second Door Removal

Here ya go.

First two pics are of the drivers side A pillar, the top one needs to be shortened 1/2" to allow for the pin to slide in.
The bottom one can be left as is.

Pics 3/4 show the upper and lower hinge half that stays with the door.
Remove the bottom portion where the pin would slide through.

Pic 5 shows the removable pin that takes place of the original roll pin.
This pic is of the passengers side up top.

Works pretty well too.
Open door, pull pin, open door slightly further, lift up on door and presto, hernia.
One person 'can' do it but as most of you know, there's nothing light about blazer doors, best done with a helper.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:42 AM   #8
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Pics are always worth a 1,000 words - thanks!
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:54 PM   #9
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any slop?
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:15 PM   #10
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any slop?
Doesn't seem to be any different feeling than a full hinge.

I installed a new set of brass bushings while doing it, so I'm sure that helped.
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Old 05-06-2007, 06:36 AM   #11
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Re: 30 Second Door Removal

As mentioned, the tube doors have the same attachment method.

Wheeled some with the tube doors on the other day and they work out nice.

Feels like there's protection without losing visibility.


Installed a set of rock rings while I was in the 'metal' mode.
(welder is out, grinder is out...etc)
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:03 PM   #12
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Do you have a thread on the tube doors? i am just curious on how you got them to latch.
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:42 PM   #13
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YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:15 PM   #14
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What did you do with your green blazer?
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:18 PM   #15
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:47 PM   #16
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Open door, pull pin, open door slightly further, lift up on door and presto, hernia.

Thanks, that made me laugh out loud...
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Old 05-11-2007, 05:59 PM   #17
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He's kinda busy, went wheelin' this week.....
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Old 05-14-2007, 02:52 PM   #18
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hey burt i was looking at your k5 in another thread it looks eerily familiar has a video of it been on tv? or I might just be crazy maybe which is a possibility
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:33 PM   #19
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What did you do with your green blazer?
Still have it, just pulled it out of storage for the summer.

Thanks for remembering it.
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:49 PM   #20
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Still have it, just pulled it out of storage for the summer.

Thanks for remembering it.
That is impossible to forget.
It's one of my favorites.
BTW, how was wheeling?
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:10 PM   #21
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That is impossible to forget.
It's one of my favorites.
BTW, how was wheeling?
Oh...pretty good.
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:25 PM   #22
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I don't know, but that other rock face looked alot steeper. You could invent a meter to tell you the angle of incline. Hard to tell where your going when all you see is sky...

That does look pretty difficult, though.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:59 AM   #23
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I don't know, but that other rock face looked alot steeper. You could invent a meter to tell you the angle of incline. Hard to tell where your going when all you see is sky...

That does look pretty difficult, though.
Pictures never show how steep anything is...
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:55 AM   #24
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Looks incredibly steep to me!!! That would be 100% pucker factor for this flat land guy for sure!
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:07 AM   #25
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Looks incredibly steep to me!!! That would be 100% pucker factor for this flat land guy for sure!
Got a moe complete thread going here YJ.

http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207467
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