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Old May 16th, 2012, 17:54
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

very nice, wish I would have found this about a year ago when my door got tore off...
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Old May 16th, 2012, 18:00
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

this should be in the faq section, as this is a problem that every XJ will eventually face. It's nice to see a method that doesn't involve welding as well, any do-it-yourselfer can do this in their own driveway without having access to a welder or the skill to use it.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 18:04
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this should be in the faq section, as this is a problem that every XJ will eventually face. It's nice to see a method that doesn't involve welding as well, any do-it-yourselfer can do this in their own driveway without having access to a welder or the skill to use it.
I completely agree. This is the kind of high quality tech/repair job that really should be in the FAQ section.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 18:18
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any do-it-yourselfer can do this in their own driveway without having access to a welder or the skill to use it.
Woohoo! I'm the patron saint of the ill-equipped unskilled Jeeper!

Seriously, I'll wear that like a badge of honor! Thanks for the kind words, guys. Happy to help...

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Old May 16th, 2012, 18:20
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

honestly it's stuff like this that inspired me to work on my jeep myself, good job Robert.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 18:34
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

Man this showed up at the right time.My wifes 2 door is starting to break.Now i have your fix to do it right.Thank you.

I also saved/copied your pics just in case.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 18:55
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I used standard 3/8-16 (course thread) bolts, just because 99% of everything at work is coarse thread. There's no way it'd make any difference at all if you prefer fine thread, except I think they're harder to tap...

Robert
fine threads are far easier to tap than course, fyi.

nice idea for the repair, i still dont know how my doors are still attached, it practically takes 2 hands to open them, they're so stiff. no sagging yet though....
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

This may be one of the best Write-Ups EVER!!!


I just realized today that i did this mod from this article nearly a year ago... and i literally forgot about it until now.

http://www.cherokeetalk.com/forum/f6...89/index2.html



Thanks Again Robert!!!
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

Glad I found this thread, def going to try this with my 95 XJ. My BOTTOM hinge broke out after I had welded the top one on so I can't get the darn thing to close!

My question to the author: Where did you get the hinges from that go on the door? I've been looking all over the internet for a hinge replacement for a Cherokee XJ and have found NOTHING. ANY help is appreciated!!!
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Old January 13th, 2014, 10:24
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

Junkyard... don't believe they're available as a separate part since they're welded onto the unibody. I'll check the parts catalog, but they're probably NLA from the dealer too at this point.

Thanks for bumping this up to the top again, I was just going to look at it as the top hinge on the driver door of my MJ finally broke the rest of the way off while on the trail yesterday. Going Dukes of Hazzard through the window is funny the first three or four times, but gets old fast after that.
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

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Where did you get the hinges from that go on the door?
Not 100% sure i understand what you're asking; It's just the stock hinge, factory installed in 1989. With two new holes drilled to bolt it to my plate.

The hinge itself is SO stout (1/2" think maybe?) I can't imagine having to replace it. The problem is where that slug of steel is welded to the unibody.

Now mine have been modified (bottom ear cut off the door side) to allow easy door removal, so they might look a little different from yours, but they're just the factory units...

Good luck with it, and post back if you need more help!

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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:46
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

Am i the only one who had a hard time with removing the hinge pins? I ended up breaking my top hinge pin, had to heat it and when i finally popped it out with a hammer and punch the bottom end of it busted off. I think its still reusable but not sure if i should risk that or just go to the junkyard and get another..
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

Just the pin itself?

Clean out the hole in the hinges and just tackweld a long grade 8 1/4" bolt in there.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 14:05
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

Yep. Mine were a pain in the ass to get out, too. Ended up drilling some/most of them. (Too late to help you now, but I seem to remember the pass side pins were actually driven up into the hinge and have to go down and out, opposite the driver side...)

Mopar's right, a 1/4" bolt works perfectly. I didn't even bother to tack it. The weight of the door holds it in place.

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Old February 25th, 2014, 15:57
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Re: Broken door-hinge welds: cheap n easy fix!

yeah just the pin itself. Seems like alot of people do the bolt replacement like you said. I think i will go that route
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