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Door Skin Removal

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Long&Low, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Feb 4, 2019
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    Has anyone ever taken the door skin off a CJ7, or YJ? And how did you do it, or what is the best way to do that?

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 4, 2019
    Steve's 70-5

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    Taken them off Chevy truck doors. If putting on new skin, do not worry about saving the old one, cut the one up in small peices to get it off. Make sure you do not damage the frame. They might have used expoxy to connect the skin to interial braces, use heat to break the expoxy down.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2019
    Long&Low

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    Did you cut or grind off the fold over edges, or did you bend the edges back over and peel the skins?
     
  4. Feb 5, 2019
    Steve's 70-5

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    I think I ran a grinder on the fold and split the 2 peices apart. Bending the metal back over, you take a chance of damageing the frame.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2019
    sterlclan

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    grind the edge off and peel the skin, a grinder will take care of the spot welds on the inside lip.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2019
    Long&Low

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    Good point did not think of that.

    I want to remove my TJ door skins, and run them thru my bead roller, so trying to figure out how to remove them, and then also re-use them. I have not found a source for TJ door skins
     
  7. Feb 7, 2019
    sterlclan

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    Try drilling the spot welds out and peeling the lip back I put them on with a hammer and dolly.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2019
    Long&Low

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    I got a set of half doors I may practice on.
     

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