How to Take The Doors Off Of Your Jeep


Jeeps have been around since before World War II, and people have been looking for ways to modify them since the beginning.  Drivers have more resources and options in the customizing of their Jeeps than they have ever had.  Many Jeeps are primarily used as off-road vehicles while others tend to be used more on a day to day basis for everyday driving.  For those of you who enjoy driving your Jeep without the doors, we are going to offer you step by step instructions for safely removing the doors from your Jeep.

  • The first thing you need to do is to open your door and examine the door jamb to locate the hinge connectors that are holding the door to the frame.  During this inspection period you also need to determine if there are any power cables attached to the locks or windows of the door.  After you have determined how the door is powered, you are ready to begin the removal process.
  • If your door is equipped with power cables you will need to disconnect them.  Once this has been done unhook the two connecting straps that are used to keep the door from swinging freely.  These straps have no other purpose than keeping the Jeep door from opening too far; however, they need to be removed in order to proceed to the next step.
  • Next you will need to loosen the Torx head bolts from the door hinge.  It is important that you not remove one bolt at a time because it can place more pressure on the final bolt which may cause the threads to be stripped.  Instead you will want to loosen each bolt from its secured position until it can be moved easily, repeat this step until all of the bolts are loosened.
  • Once the bolts have been loosened you can remove them moving from bottom to top.  After the top bolt is removed the door is ready to be removed from the frame.  Using upward force move the door in and out until the door pops free from the connecting hinge.  To prevent the door from becoming damaged during this step, it is recommended that you have someone help hold the door.
  • After the door has safely been removed from the Jeep frame replace the Torx head bolts back into the hinge.  This will lessen the chances of you misplacing them and they are there when you are ready to put the doors back on.

Now that you have taken the doors off your Jeep you can enjoy driving around door free.  Many off-roaders prefer this look when off-roading.  Removing the doors from your Jeep is not that difficult, it is just a manner of personal taste as to whether you prefer them on or off.

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."

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