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Old November 9th, 2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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Will TJ doors work on a YJ with a YJ top ??
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Old November 9th, 2005, 01:06 PM   #2
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Depends, soft or hard top? Soft top? No ah ah. The corners of the doors are square on YJ doors (and the top matches).

Hard top? Not sure. For some reason, I think the doors are different, but I could be wrong.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 01:24 PM   #3
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Depends, soft or hard top? Soft top? No ah ah. The corners of the doors are square on YJ doors (and the top matches).

Hard top? Not sure. For some reason, I think the doors are different, but I could be wrong.
Actually depends on half doors or full doors. The TJ doors are the same as the YJ from the belt line down. Actually has several parts that say CJ in the description. The problem is the windshields are different between the two so if you use TJ full doors you would have to cut off the portion around the glass and get that part from a YJ. So you would be better off using YJ doors.

Half doors should work with out a problem and then you could use YJ uppers with the rounded corners or get fiberglass uppers.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #4
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no, tj doors will not work, the latch mechanism's are different, as are the windshield frame angles.
you could probably make them work, but it would be far easier, and likely cost less to put cj7/cj-8 or yj doors on
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Old November 9th, 2005, 02:42 PM   #5
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but it would be far easier, and likely cost less to put cj7/cj-8 or yj doors on
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Old November 9th, 2005, 02:54 PM   #6
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ok.. the reason i ask is YJ hard doors seem to have the mirror almost half way back on the door and Tj's have a little farther forward.. when theyre back farther they're harder to see out of IMO
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relocate the arm of the mirror to point forward instead of back. they are supposed to fold, but the aluminum corrodes, and may take some persuasion
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Old November 9th, 2005, 04:28 PM   #8
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cronk, you can make anything fit with an angle grinder.....or a torch!!!!
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ok.. the reason i ask is YJ hard doors seem to have the mirror almost half way back on the door and Tj's have a little farther forward.. when theyre back farther they're harder to see out of IMO
Do you mean the little rally mirrors like on the YJ Sahara or laredos that is mounted by the wing window or do you mean the larger mirror mounted on the hinge?

If it is the larger mirror they are exactly the same I have a TJ mirror on my 88 YJ half doors.
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First buy a YJ and then worry about little $*** like the mirrors..............
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u forgot to mention welder..
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They are close enough. The front angle is different but not enough that it causes a problem. The latch mechanism will need to come over from a TJ also. I did it and it works fine. I would much rather have the newer TJ doors with nicer internal skins. The only challenge is the requirement for liberal use of weatherstripping. If anyone wants I can post pictures.
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They will fit with a change of the latch.

The windshield angle is an illusion that is done by the frame itself. The doors themselves will interchange.

It is a bolt-on affair. The door frames of the doors are even interchangeable. Just swap out the striker pins.

The pic shows YJ doors on a TJ and vice versa

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They are close enough. The front angle is different but not enough that it causes a problem. The latch mechanism will need to come over from a TJ also. I did it and it works fine. I would much rather have the newer TJ doors with nicer internal skins. The only challenge is the requirement for liberal use of weatherstripping. If anyone wants I can post pictures.
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Did you have to change or adjust the hinges on the door or on the jeep tub?
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Search for muddymaki's write up here... he made YJ full doors work just fine on a TJ, and I'm 99% sure that the same could be said for a YJ by moving the door latch. Like someone said above, anything can work with a torch and a grinder....
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They are close enough. The front angle is different but not enough that it causes a problem. The latch mechanism will need to come over from a TJ also. I did it and it works fine. I would much rather have the newer TJ doors with nicer internal skins. The only challenge is the requirement for liberal use of weatherstripping. If anyone wants I can post pictures.
Why did you answer a thread from five years ago?
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Why did you answer a thread from five years ago?
There was a lot of wrong information in the thread. Why not correct it for someone that may find it in a search?
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There was a lot of wrong information in the thread. Why not correct it for someone that may find it in a search?

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Thanks a lot for the article jeepfreak81
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