Toolless Upper Door Removal

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Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by bikmakr » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:09 pm

I know notching the bottom of the door out to avoid having to remove the handle is a common trick. I went a step further and
installed some spring loaded quick turn handles. The threaded stem on the front one needs to be trimmed to about 1/4" long to fit.
McMaster part number: 6610K35
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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by rmel » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:21 pm

Now that's a great hardware find! Thanks!
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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by 4x4Pinz » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:29 pm

I don't even know where the bolts for mine are anymore. I don't bother putting them on since the door tops are only on for a couple days a year. Gotta love living in great climate.

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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by TechMOGogy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:01 pm

Nice
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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by stiffler4444 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:37 pm

This will be done to my truck for sure. Those damn tops are on and off so much, some days I just don't drive it so I don't have the hassle. This will fix that! Thanks
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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by Rookie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:34 pm

Does it rattle at all with those pins i would love to do that to mine just dont how tight it is cuold u post more pics and how you did the custom work thanks.

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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by undysworld » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:41 am

Rookie wrote:Does it rattle at all with those pins i would love to do that to mine just dont how tight it is cuold u post more pics and how you did the custom work thanks.
Didja look it up? https://www.mcmaster.com/#6610k35/=17z8ac5 It seems pretty self-explanatory. Looks as if it would tighten up just like a regular bolt - as tight as you prefer.

I'd assume that shortening the threaded rod could be accomplished either by a hacksaw or a grinder. At least that's how I'd do it.
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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by stiffler4444 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:25 am

Just ordered these, can't wait. It's the little things that create convenience in these trucks that I get all exited about!
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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by Rookie » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:47 pm

Sounds good i will definitely be putting these on

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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by TechMOGogy » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:37 pm

undysworld wrote:
Rookie wrote:Does it rattle at all with those pins i would love to do that to mine just dont how tight it is cuold u post more pics and how you did the custom work thanks.
Didja look it up? https://www.mcmaster.com/#6610k35/=17z8ac5 It seems pretty self-explanatory. Looks as if it would tighten up just like a regular bolt - as tight as you prefer.

I'd assume that shortening the threaded rod could be accomplished either by a hacksaw or a grinder. At least that's how I'd do it.
I always put a nut on, hacksaw and then when you remove the nut it cleans/clears the threads
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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by stiffler4444 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:38 am

TechMOGogy wrote:
undysworld wrote:
Rookie wrote:Does it rattle at all with those pins i would love to do that to mine just dont how tight it is cuold u post more pics and how you did the custom work thanks.
Didja look it up? https://www.mcmaster.com/#6610k35/=17z8ac5 It seems pretty self-explanatory. Looks as if it would tighten up just like a regular bolt - as tight as you prefer.

I'd assume that shortening the threaded rod could be accomplished either by a hacksaw or a grinder. At least that's how I'd do it.
I always put a nut on, hacksaw and then when you remove the nut it cleans/clears the threads

Good advice! Mine should be in this week so I will do the 'nut job' for sure.
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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by Haf-e » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:15 am

How about using the M6 thread version instead? It is available with shorter thread length so no cutting required. Would also be the same thread size as the side rails so same tool required.
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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by bikmakr » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:31 pm

The doors have M8 weld nuts for the 2 main bolts, so you would need to use M8 studs. Just cut the forward studs to about 1/4" total.

Cut the sheet-metal out around the door handles so they stay with the bottom half when you remove the tops.

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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by Jimm391730 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:37 pm

Cut the sheet-metal out around the door handles so they stay with the bottom half when you remove the tops.
I didn't like this method, it takes the strength out of the lower edge of the door tops. I re-attached the pull handles to the door top with "tee" nuts; the handle is removed with the top (With out the top, the door is easy to close). The tee nuts are very thin (<1mm thick) so they don't interfere with the reassembly of the top. I further padded the bottom edge of the door top with "camper tape" to seal the gap when the top is installed, and prevents the tee nut from wearing against the top edge of the lower door half.
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Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

Post by TechMOGogy » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:56 pm

Jimm391730 wrote:
Cut the sheet-metal out around the door handles so they stay with the bottom half when you remove the tops.
I didn't like this method, it takes the strength out of the lower edge of the door tops. I re-attached the pull handles to the door top with "tee" nuts; the handle is removed with the top (With out the top, the door is easy to close). The tee nuts are very thin (<1mm thick) so they don't interfere with the reassembly of the top. I further padded the bottom edge of the door top with "camper tape" to seal the gap when the top is installed, and prevents the tee nut from wearing against the top edge of the lower door half.
I did this as well - I believe it is the David Dunn method :)
Either way the tooless idea still works
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