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One-man door removal/replacement

How do you remove/replace doors if you want to do it alone?

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I use a 5gal pail of thinner with the right amount of wood to level the door.
Or I use my little roll around stool with blocks on it.
Have used a jack in past but like the wood wrapped in a blanket for reinstalling as not to scratch or damage.

They sell a door handler but just don't need another piece of crap in garage or basement.
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i have also done the jack with wood routine . if the fender is already off , then i like to lift the door into place and latch it onto the striker. then you're only wrestling with the front of the door.
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I've even use my pnumatic roll around shop stool.
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What kind of car? If the fender is off (very easy on some cars) the easiest way is to simply put the door in place and latch it. The door will stay up there by it's self. You then insert the bolts and tighten.
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Ok guys, I see that it's not really necessary to have one of those door installers even though they're nice. At the moment, I happily don't need to remove my Monte's doors, these would be really heavy I think. But I have a VW Transporter I'll fix up sooner or later and that one has something broken around the upper hinge so that the door hangs. And there's a Mercury Monarch in the garage with all doors removed, these will need replacing sooner or later also.

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