Well this will be going up for sale here soon. i couldn't pass up a deal i found on a better commuter car, the jeep is good but without working A/C and the heat this thing put out through the center console. i picked up a 2006 VW Jetta TDI 5 speed this weekend, fully loaded, 53 miles to the gallon. the fuel savings alone is enough to make the car payment.
Post by warrpath4x4 on May 15, 2018 7:29:18 GMT -8
well this may not be leaving as planned...... dont get me wrong i am still driving the Jetta and loving it, 50+MPG. The wife never really cares what vehicle i buy/sell except for the 1972 K5 blazer and apparently now this Jeep lol.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Jul 3, 2018 14:56:57 GMT -8
well the latch is F'd internally, it will not release no matter what i do. today i was finally able to find new door striker bolts so i ordered up a set and a new driver door latch from teamcherokee, pretty sure i can squeeze a sawzall blade in between the door and the post and cut the striker bolt.
if this thing was white or another common color i would have just hacked the crap out of the door skin and just put a new door on it lol.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Jul 13, 2018 7:45:01 GMT -8
some of my parts showed up, i didn't realize when ordering my steering that they had to build it so that's 10-15 days out plus shipping. my steering box brace showed up and is pretty beefy. my door latch and striker bolts didn't get delivered even though USPS said they did, and when i did finally get them i was shorted a striker bolt.
Saturday we are going hiking and cave exploring but Sunday the wife and kid will be out of the house and it will be Jeep time!!
Post by warrpath4x4 on Jul 16, 2018 8:16:24 GMT -8
after getting the new latch in the mail and having a chance to look it over i found a bar that when pushed released it, so i go out and lay across the seats, reach up in the door, lift the bar and the door pops right open. So i pulled the jeep over under a tree for shade (true shade tree mechanic style) and got to changing parts.
since i was planning on the worse option of having to cut the striker bolt, i might as well install the new one anyways, as you can see there were some flat spots in the old one.
installing the latch is fairly straight forward
while working on it before i drilled out the rivets in the arm rest bracket so i could get more room to work, not having big enough rivets to replace them i chose to bolt it back on with allen head bolts and lock nuts. then i used some double sided tape to put the vapor barrier back up.
the center screw that holds the interior handle and latch was not the right one for the screw clip so it would only go in half way and destroyed the clip. so i ran to Ace hardware and picked up a new clip and screw for it.
and then our final product with a working door again