TJ full door handle flip

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TJ full door handle flip

Postby Roman » Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:17 am

In process of this right now.

Why?

Why not. The LJ door handles have always bugged the wire and I, and they are in desperate need of some grease. Luckily I wasn't wasting too much energy, see how the spot that needs grease is INSIDE the door. Was thinking I needed new handles also, but I think a coat of black rattle can will work wonders!

BTW, this is what I was going off of...

https://wranglertjforum.com/threads/how-to-reverse-tj-door-handles.53652/

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Re: TJ full door handle flip

Postby scumby » Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:00 am

nice, i may try this as well. i still get hung up reaching the other way. i usually have to twist my wrist backwards to open the stupid reverse handles.
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Re: TJ full door handle flip

Postby Roman » Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:22 am

I've actually strained my thumb try to open these doors. The handles are all the same part number.

BTW, the wedges that hold the handle in are some kind of torture device!

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Re: TJ full door handle flip

Postby scumby » Sat Feb 19, 2022 6:45 pm

Roman wrote:I've actually strained my thumb try to open these doors. The handles are all the same part number.

BTW, the wedges that hold the handle in are some kind of torture device!



yeah, i've changed them before just never flipped sides,
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Re: TJ full door handle flip

Postby Roman » Sun Feb 20, 2022 11:55 am

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OMG, what a difference!

In the middle of the first door I was really doubting myself. Was it going to be worth all the work?
Absolutely! It's crazy how much this "mod" makes :thu2:

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Re: TJ full door handle flip

Postby Roman » Sun Feb 20, 2022 11:57 am

Oh, if someone is gonna try this, order door clips before hand. I wasn't able to find the exact door clips listed in the link locally, and the ones I found at the parts store will probably break during installation.

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Re: TJ full door handle flip

Postby Deputy Dodge 413 » Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:30 pm

Will this work for half doors?

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Re: TJ full door handle flip

Postby Roman » Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:18 pm

Deputy Dodge 413 wrote:Will this work for half doors?


See photo for full extent of my door gandle Flipping knowledge

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Re: TJ full door handle flip

Postby Roman » Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:26 pm

Are TJ half door handles backwards from YJ doors?

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Re: TJ full door handle flip

Postby Deputy Dodge 413 » Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:49 pm

They open by pulling the handle towards the front of the car. I hate it.

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Re: TJ full door handle flip

Postby Roman » Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:09 am

Just dug up a pic of my YJ half doors, same thing. They open towards the front. Never had a problem with the half doors, the latch is super easy on them. The full door latches are heavy, I actually sprained my thumb opening them!

The half door latch might be a similar project.


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