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    Hey guys, winter is coming up and i am using my rig to go to tahoe for snowboarding and hopefully 4wheeling in snow. Thing is i have half doors with skinned upper sliders that are leaking in the rain. been looking around for full doors the last couple of months and i have found none under 500. and 500 is pretty much the cost of a new lift kit or some SYE/Driveshaft. is there an alternative for some "all weather" protection without buying full doors?


    thanks

  • #2
    I believe they make a hard upper for half doors, but I don't know who makes them. If I remember correctly, they are pretty pricey. Where are your windows leaking? If they are leaking around the frame, you can bend the upper (with it in the door), to help make it seal against the body better. My top isn't that old, but I am amazed it's ability to seal out the elements. Maybe you could try a new set of uppers. if you can find them used in good condition, that may be worth it.

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    • #3
      If I read the OP correctly, you've already got upper door sliders?
      Best alternative I could suggest would be checking for a set of used full doors...
      junkyard, or jeep classifieds.
      there are several "for sale" boards out there, including "used jeep classifieds"

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      • #4
        I had the hard uppers on my YJ & recommend that you don't blow the money on them... they sealed horribly and were a waste of money. I agree with GD's thought to just grab a set of soft uppers.

        Just my opinion...

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        • #5
          my hard upper doors seal a lot better then my soft upper doors, but they still leak, plus the hard doors are a lot thicker and keep it warmer in the jeep, ive thought about looking for full doors on ebay or craigs list but im selling the jeep in the spring for one of my dream cars

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          • #6
            sorry it took so long to respond guys. internet wasnt working for a bit.

            the leaks are in a couple of places. the cloth is ripped from the inside. the plastic frame surrounding the window is pretty messed up. the hooking clamp that locks the window doesnt work so people can open the windows by pushing them in hard and pulling it. it came apart so the windows are coming out of the sliding track, and the seals are being pushed by the black metal ends on each of the windows (Front and Back). the hooking clamp that locks the window doesnt work so people can open the windows by pushing them in hard and pulling it. do you guys kinda understand what im saying? i have no digicam so i cant really explain. they do make hard upper doors and i think they are made by the same company so i dont know if i really want them plus they go for about $950 no bs. i got quoted for used doors in black the color of my TJ and it was $1200. do you really get them cheaper at junk yards?
            Last edited by Hans'_Yeti; 10-22-2007, 11:43 PM.

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            • #7
              Junk yards, ebay, Craig's List. Also, you can try some local 4wd clubs and see what folks have. Craig's List is my personal favorite. You can even post that you want an item. Just a guess, but I would expect to pay around $600-800 for a set.

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              • #8
                Try keeping an eye out here also:
                http://www.jeep-classifieds.com/clas.../parts.asp?o=5
                I got my half doors that way, delivered to my house no less (in a snowstorm).

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