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Old 12-02-2011, 12:19 PM
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73 Wagoneer Door Interchangeability

Looking to procure some rust free solid doors... to replace rusty doors for my 73 wag resto.. My research is telling me 70 to 77 doors should interchange giving me more options. Any body have any input that would be different from my direction...? Chime in. THX
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:30 PM
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The hardware changed sometime during the 79 model year so 63-78 doors are a bolt in Later doors will work if you swap to the later hardware but keep it simple look for 63-78 doors.
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Thanks for the info. I have seen some of the later 78 doors with the newer upgrades. I am leaning towards the more youthful 74-77 years.
The younger the better shape theory... THX
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:31 PM
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The door shells strayed the same, but minor upgrades started in '76, like the vent window hardware. I would prefer this over the earlier style. Other than that, there isn't much difference overall. Some things I've noticed are starting with '79, the glass got thinner, the latch hardware changed, and torx bolts.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:20 AM
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Thanks for the input. 79 up have a different latch and striker and are made for power windows and other options. I think that I can use my windows, vent windows and regulators in the 74-77 doors, they are in good shape. I just want to use a good solid door shell to start my resto and have it last.
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The other thing that changed was the door hinge travel. I installed a '77? door on my '82 J truck and the one side opens nearly 90 deg compared to the other side ..maybe 70 deg. Jeep is in storage so I can't tell you which one opens the furthest. Other than that it was a straight bolt on.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:17 PM
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THX for digging up my old post. I ended up with 4 doors from an early year 77 cherokee 4 door. Later in 77 the doors were changed going into 78. I lucked out finding these as they were rust free and straight, and had been rust proofed inside when new. THX Again
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Curious if anybody has managed to put newer doors on an older truck. I have a 63 J200 that's got some pretty bad rust on the doors and I found an 80's wagoneer reasonably close to me with the front doors in good shape. I know the latches and catches and hinges changed. I guess what I'm asking is, can I replace the catches, latches and hinges from the newer doors with my hardware? I definitely want the 90 degree hinges from my doors and from pictures, it seems like most of the mounting holes for the guts stayed the same, just not the guts themselves... Thoughts?
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