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bigcity25 12-16-2012 09:40 PM

Swapping doors
 
Who's got some experience with early model 40 doors? And I mean an early 40 (70) with later model doors 76 or higher. Can they be swapped on? Is it a fairly easy task? I got a lead on some later model doors that I would use if they were A. In good shape or B. cut up into some half doors for the summer. If they would work. Did some searching on mud and looks like the dimensions are the same but the latch/stricker will need modifying. Anyone have any input or experience with this?

spectre6000 12-17-2012 10:30 AM

I've not done it, but read about it going the other way. I believe you'll need to swap strikers along with the doors, but it shouldn't be a big deal (on paper). Someone who's done it will have to chime in.

Why would you want to put late doors with their plastic, vinyl, and thin metal on your early 40 that came with steel, paint, overbuiltness, vent windows, class, and character?

bigcity25 12-17-2012 01:19 PM

I want to have some half doors for the summer, that's all. Thought maybe if they were really nice then use as full time doors.

kurtnkegger 12-17-2012 04:00 PM

There was a pretty good thread on Mud about swapping new style doors on an old tub...

http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series...-old-fj40.html

This should give you some food for thought.

nakman 12-17-2012 04:34 PM

The newer doors are thicker, iirc.. I had some problems with a cage not fitting because of this.

baja1d 12-17-2012 09:51 PM

Jeff-

I need some '76 doors. If you don't mind, please pass the lead on if you decide to pass on the deal.

bigcity25 12-18-2012 02:46 PM

No worries Travis, on CL in the springs. Says they're damaged, still waiting for some pictures. Ill keep you updated

corsair23 12-19-2012 12:22 AM

I looked into this years ago. Not such an easy task. This was going with later model ambulance doors on an older tub.

Just off the top of my head I recall the main issues being location of the hinges on the body, area for the striker plate in the tub, as well as issues on the hard top with where the bracing is for the lift gate on older tops vs. ambulance doors.

I think it would be much easier to put early model swing doors (1/2 height) on a new tub with say a soft top than trying go the other route...especially when the hard top is involved.

bigcity25 12-19-2012 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by corsair23 (Post 223667)
I looked into this years ago. Not such an easy task. This was going with later model ambulance doors on an older tub.

Just off the top of my head I recall the main issues being location of the hinges on the body, area for the striker plate in the tub, as well as issues on the hard top with where the bracing is for the lift gate on older tops vs. ambulance doors.

I think it would be much easier to put early model swing doors (1/2 height) on a new tub with say a soft top than trying go the other route...especially when the hard top is involved.

You're talking just the rear doors right? Did you do anything with the front doors?

corsair23 12-21-2012 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by bigcity25 (Post 223672)
You're talking just the rear doors right? Did you do anything with the front doors?

Ah, yep I was thinking you were thinking about the rear doors...That's what I get for thinking :hill:

No experience with swapping front doors...


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