What size is the nut for the door hinges?


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I feel like an idiot since I don't know this answer, but here goes...

What size is the nut for the door hinges? I tried to take the doors off earlier and I couldn't find the right size. It seems like it's between a 13mm and a 14mm (iirc which wrenches I used). One was a bit big, the other too small.

I fell like such a n00b.
 

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I use a 13mm box end wrench, but I use the open end of the wrench.
It's a good idea to wrap the end of the wrench with a cloth to prevent the wrench from gouging into the paint.
A gouge can still happen using the cloth so go slow and easy. :)
 

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These socket inserts work good when your worried about paint or chrome damage.

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https://store.snapon.com/Non-marRin...-10-mm-Non-Marring-Socket-Insert-P754072.aspx
 
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I feel like an idiot since I don't know this answer, but here goes...

What size is the nut for the door hinges? I tried to take the doors off earlier and I couldn't find the right size. It seems like it's between a 13mm and a 14mm (iirc which wrenches I used). One was a bit big, the other too small.

I fell like such a n00b.
13mm, but if that’s not working due to the paint, wrap some masking tape around it a couple of times and use a 14mm. That will protect the beautiful paint on it. Then put them in a safe place and don’t use them again until you sell the Jeep
 

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My suggestion is to tap the socket onto the nut, remove the door, replace the liner with a delrin insert, cut off the threads on the door pin, put door back together without the nut.
 

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I picked up a set of these from Summit, they make taking off and installing the hinge nuts much easier. They install with a hex key, which I keep in the Tuffy under seat drawer:
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I've seen those listed as a theft deterant as well.
That's pretty much the reason I got them. I didn't want to have someone easily walk off with my half doors. Not to say they are burglar-proof (is anything?), but somewhat harder to remove than a standard nut. These were for the half doors I got and painted, but lo and behold, those are already long gone...I decided to keep the stainless door hinge nuts regardless...
 

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I like 'em, too. They look fine with the silver TJ, not really sure what they would look like on a dark color, though. The biggest draw was not having to worry about scraping off the paint when removing/installing them.
Hey buddy, I cannot find these on Summit. Are you still happy with them and any suggestion on the part number or how I can find?
 

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Hey buddy, I cannot find these on Summit. Are you still happy with them and any suggestion on the part number or how I can find?
I don't have the TJ anymore, but I was completely satisfied with those door nuts. Here's where I got them:


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I don't have the TJ anymore, but I was completely satisfied with those door nuts. Here's where I got them:


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Not sure. Standard threads on original full size door