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Old 10-05-2011, 02:52 PM
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Actually Martin I used the dolly to hang the door first. I put the door on the dolly, put the wrench on the bolt, loosened it a little, adjusted the height, tighten the bolt and it was done. Minor adjustment during door fitment but always an easy one man job. I had manhandeled them before and this was a 100x better and not bad for something which was made in about 2hrs.

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Old 10-09-2011, 11:18 PM
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Well, I got really po'ed at myself, and one thing I did was to remove the doors without help of any kind. Not something I want to do everyday, and I will have to have something like the dolly above to reattach them when I get to that point. Need to build something to roll them around the garage too.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:23 PM
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The ones like gow589's got would be nice if the upright post was made from an old bumper jack maybe.
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Now that is an interesting idea.

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I don't think you could move a door up or down a 1/16" with a bumper jack. I have never ad a problem moving the door in small increments. With the bolts snug, loosen, minor adjustment, tighten done.
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I don't think you could move a door up or down a 1/16" with a bumper jack. I have never ad a problem moving the door in small increments. With the bolts snug, loosen, minor adjustment, tighten done.
No offense, but you haven't done a lot of doors then. Often if they are hanging from the bolts and you loosen them without any support they will fall too far. It's also VERY hard to move doors up - at all or evenly - without some support under them. I've installed and adjusted MANY doors over 35 years in the biz - there are reasons people are making jacks and stands....
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E-Tek, I too have been in the business for 35 years and I find that it is no big deal at all to move a door up. How have we done it all the years before these jacks or lifts existed? I have never worked at a shop in my life including my own where I was basically a one man show, never had anything but my body to lift a door, in fact got pretty good at putting them on, and hoods and trunks by myself.

I hear were you are coming from in that it could make it easier but it certainly isn't necessary.

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The ones like gow589's got would be nice if the upright post was made from an old bumper jack maybe.
Jeez Pugs Now thats a great idea...I'm making a set...I've always done it myself ,doing a balancing act with a floor jack and I'm pretty good at doing it that way but its can be a mother at times...
Theres also something to be said about brians way (getting a helper) That way if you scratch the paint you can have someone to blame....
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I am just a back yard hack, never been in the business.
By far the easiest I have ever hung doors is using an overhead crane.
Put a choker around the door so it hangs in a balanced upright position.
Fly it to the door opening, lower into place.
A few bumps of the control buttons to align and done, ready for final alignment. Total time per door maybe 3 minutes.
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I am just a back yard hack, never been in the business.
By far the easiest I have ever hung doors is using an overhead crane.
Put a choker around the door so it hangs in a balanced upright position.
Fly it to the door opening, lower into place.
A few bumps of the control buttons to align and done, ready for final alignment. Total time per door maybe 3 minutes.

I like this idea as well.
I just happen to have an electric overhead winch attached to my hoist.
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