well, I plan to keep the full doors and run them in the winter with the hard top. I just wanted a set of half doors for the summer since they're easier to take off and throw in the back when its nice out.
I had try carpart a few times in the past and the problem I usually have is the biggest part dealer near me never answers the phone and his email box is full as is the case today. I'd drive there and complain, but its 3 hours away. I don't understand why they are so expensive though. They don't cost that much to make really.
I suggest just be patient and look for some used ones that match your paint. They tend to pop up in the price range of $300-500. I kept mine from my 97 Sport and they work great, interior doesn't match though. 0X
I had mine included in the deal with my Rubi. Salesman apparently didn't know what parts to order and he misquoted us $899 for the doors, painted, sailcloth uppers, and another set of mirrors. Apparently he was wrong and their about $2700 but their still ordering them since I have it in writing and all.
Also I was thinking about door locks. Not sure if this would work but could I tear my half doors apart and remove the linkage from the "locked" button so that it doesn't work to lock or unlock the door? Then if you lock the half door from the outside with the key (even if the top is down) it would be secured to the vehicle and couldn't be stolen. If you can't open the door then you can remove if from the hinges.
This wouldn't work if these doors automatically unlock when you pull the inside handle to open the doors. I haven't paid attention to see if they automatically unlock from the inside or not (my dakota does).
Has anyone seen Bestops molded half doors in person? I've been trying to motivate myself to sell the full steel doors from DC and get some half doors, but I don't know whether I want steel, plastic, or cloth...too many decisions, not enough money! :sniper:
I realize this will not help in your situation....but I purposely ordered ours with 1/2 doors and softtop. You can always find full hard doors and hardtops for sale around here. Much easier to find full doors than 1/2 doors.
Infact I bought a used H/T for $200.00 and then found full doors for $300.00. Costing me to have them painted. Wiring harness for the H/T $100.00.Will come in under $800.00.
Just an FYI for those about to order and wanting both sets of doors.
Unfortunately, I'll probably spend a lot of my income on bills over the next 12-months so I can get a pair of steel half doors with matching interior trim from DC. Big bullet to bite, but I hate half-stepping when I know there are options to make it look right. :lam:
X2 I'm waiting for something like the Quadratec OE kit half doors. They have them for up to '02 so I'm hoping they will have 03-04 doors soon. They are the cheaper then from DC as I can tell but you have to put the "kit" together. Not that that's going to scare me away. Just have to have them painted and get some tops for them. I think that's what I'm going to do since I can get them and uppers for less then the dealer wants for the lowers alone.