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    Custom Wrangler Tube Doors

    (*Note from TerryMason - laokie did such a great job with these Wrangler tube doors that I've moved it over to the How To section.)

    Before and After

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    OK finally after a long couple of weekends I got started on the tube doors
    Went on C/L found a ($50)cheapy H/F 12 ton bender
    Found a good price on 1" seamless tubing $7.50 a stick
    Looked online and found a style I liked and got started

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    Last edited by TerryMason; 06-18-2012 at 04:52 PM.
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    Re: Looking for TJ Tube Door Latches

    Started on the hinges for the door

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    Last edited by TerryMason; 06-18-2012 at 04:35 PM.
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    Re: Looking for TJ Tube Door Latches

    Now need to get them on the door

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    Last edited by TerryMason; 06-18-2012 at 04:37 PM.

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    Re: Looking for TJ Tube Door Latches

    Got the Bear Claw hinges now need to figure out how to attach to doors

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    Last edited by TerryMason; 06-18-2012 at 04:38 PM.
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    Re: Looking for TJ Tube Door Latches

    Looks good. Those are the kind of latches that I've got on my tube doors. I'll snap a pic when I go home for lunch. To make sure they don't rattle around on the striker I take a small piece of rubber fuel line, slice it and put it on the striker so the door latches on to it.

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    Re: Looking for TJ Tube Door Latches

    You should be able to weld a plate for those to mount to pretty easily, don't you think?

    Mine is slightly different but same concept.
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    Re: Looking for TJ Tube Door Latches

    Nice Actually like your latches better - what brand are they?
    I had a problem with these latches because they wouldn't fit the original striker on the TJ so I drilled and tapped a hole just below the OEM striker and installed the larger one


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    Fits nice and tight but I have to remove it to put on the OEM doors
    Now need to make a bracket to mount to the door

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    Last edited by TerryMason; 06-18-2012 at 04:41 PM.
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    Re: Looking for TJ Tube Door Latches

    Got the mounting bracket built and welded on
    Going to machine a nice handle later but for now made one out of some aluminum deck plate
    Finished the bracket for the door stops
    A little primer and maybe paint sometime next week

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    Last edited by TerryMason; 06-18-2012 at 04:42 PM.
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    Re: Looking for TJ Tube Door Latches

    It's looking good. I'm not sure what brand they are as they just came with the doors I ordered from Quadratec. They don't really fit the striker either that's why I put a little piece of rubber hose on it to prevent it from rattling around.

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    Re: Looking for TJ Tube Door Latches

    I like the powder coating
    Haven't checked in my area or even if that's available
    Maybe on the next set of doors i'll check my local body or paint shops
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    Re: Looking for TJ Tube Door Latches

    Primered and today used the Rustoleum black hammered for final coats
    Will mount up tomorrow

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    Last edited by TerryMason; 06-18-2012 at 04:43 PM.
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    Re: Looking for TJ Tube Door Latches

    Let the last coats of paint dry,applied some wax and put them on
    Paint wasn't as black as i'd hope but quality is good
    Anodized the brite plate handles just for a different look and over all satisifed
    with the end results
    Saved money,learned something and did it myself
    Hoped this might give someone else some good ideas

    FYI:Got the latches of of Amazon
    Auto Loc BCSM (Bear Claw Small)


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    Last edited by TerryMason; 06-18-2012 at 04:46 PM.

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    Re: Custom Wrangler Tube Doors

    Great looking doors - you did a fantastic job.
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