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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by plastikosmd, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Nov 29, 2019
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

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    Also don't forget the hinges need swapped side to side in addition to being higher. At least this is the scenario based on what I see and also have. My top is a Kelly but the hinges function and look the same and are placed the same.
     
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    plastikosmd

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    Wierd!
    No not filler, they are 2 small u brackets, almost what a door restraint would attach to

    the channel maybe still useful as it is to hold a seal

    thx all, Wierd customization to be sure
     
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    Twin2

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    your missing windshield filler pieces . left and right for door seal
    I didn't notice door brackets were on wrong side (door) till glenn pointed it out
    and I still say the solution is move hinge up on door . after you switch sides
    DSCN0495 - Copy.JPG
     
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    Glenn

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    I'll think you'll find the best use for that channel is for storing and collection dust. :)
     
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    Glenn

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    Definitely!
     
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    plastikosmd

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    How do filler pieces attach?
    Maybe this was all a workaround for that?

    I find it wierd that hinges were not mounted to doors from myers/Orville etc. I guess they came as a kit
     
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    Glenn

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    It probably was a workaround the missing filler pieces. Maybe Ron can get a good picture of them attached? Not saying what he posted isn't good, looks like carriage bolt heads and nuts on the inside of the windshield frame?
     
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    Twin2

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    hinge right - Copy.JPG hinge left1 - Copy.JPG

    filler is bolted with windshield hinge + door hinge (upper)
    still another piece for meyers door . fuel indent piece . covers opening at rear of door
    DSCN0547 - Copy.JPG

    last one
    DSCN0546 - Copy.JPG
     
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    Glenn

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    Funny thing is I didn't notice that the filler pieces were missing till you pointed it out. :D
     
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    plastikosmd

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    OK, looks like it is going to be reworked as opposed to fabricating a new bracket. I think the lower brackets are actually installed upside down also, note the door gap

    Frankly at this point I wouldn’t be surprised if the passenger door mounted better on the driver side and the driver side or passenger LOL

    Twin can you post a picture of the lower door hinge. I’m looking to see if mine is just bent or it’s clearly upside down. Either top view or side view would be helpful so I can see where the pieces fold it over. It’s hard to believe that this wrong also. Maybe this was actually the start of the problems with this lower hinge being on the wrong side thus setting up the catastrophe of errors


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    Glenn

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    Your bottom ones are reversed also. Need to swap sides just like the top ones. They are definitely throwing you off on trying to line things up.
     
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    Glenn

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    Makes me wonder if they reversed the hinges purposely to make the doors stick out in order for the "wrong" piece up top to somewhat fit.
     
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    plastikosmd

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    Better, Swapped the lowers first
    No gap
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    Glenn

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    Progress = good! :)
     
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    plastikosmd

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    jeep2003

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    Heres a little drawing of the window channel if you are up to making them. It just gives you a place to put a foam seal.
     

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    plastikosmd

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    Thank you!

    hinges were a fight(still fighting w passenger) as they were bent to fit when installed wrong.
    Will fight a bit more tomorrow, thx for help all
     
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    Glenn

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    Cool! I'm assuming the driver's door opens and closes smoothly and evenly?
     
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    plastikosmd

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    Driver is smooth and easily slides on/off
    Passenger is still a fight,
     
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    Alan28

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    I have doors like this and hinges. When in position the doors open and close well. nice if you drive in cold weather.
    Doors come from above and insert in the hinges.
    Because all this is very heavy to manage alone I don't put top and doors since 3 years.
    I just want to confirm that with patience and help all fit exactly well, no mystery.
     
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