Jeep Wrangler 4 Door Rack

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Introduction: Jeep Wrangler 4 Door Rack

This is a quick door rack to keep your jeep doors safe when you are driving around doorless.
Seemed like a good first instructable. :-)


Step 1: Parts

From Home Depot:

4 - 10' X1" PVC pipe
6 - 1" pipe insulators
14 - 1" PVC elbows
10 - 1" PVC TEEs

Cost about $35

Cut the pipe into 10 - 2' sections,
8 - 4" sections,
and the rest into 1' sections.

Step 2: Put Together the Verticles

Connect two 2' sections and one 1' section with elbows.
Do this 5 times.

Step 3: Start the Base

Create two base sections each with a TEE, 1' section, TEE, 1' section, TEE.
Before you press them together too hard make sure that all of the TEE sections are pointing down and flat on the ground. This will help to ensure they all point straight up.

Then connect three of the vertical sections into these.

Step 4: Cross Members and Ends

Create two sections each with a 4" section, TEE, 4" section, elbow.
Then connect the two sections at the TEE with a 1' section.
Connect this to the one end of the main base and add a vertical upwards from the elbows.
Repeat this on the opposite end.
And look at the pictures... its easier than reading all this. :-)

Step 5: Foam It Up!!

Cut the foam pipe insulators to fit every section of 1" pipe you can.
The insulators are split down the middle and are self adhesive so you can cut them, wrap them around and secure them in place very easily.
The foam insulators are just a bit wider than the elbows and tees so the doors can rest against them without rubbing PVC.

Step 6: Go Doorless!

Take your doors off!!!  The two front doors lean in against the center vertical section.  The two back doors go in the outer slots. I put them on their side since the bottoms of the doors are pretty narrow. They made me nervous. :-)

Looking back I could have made the width of the rack a little less so that the rear doors would have a better span, but I suspect they would still be prone to bumps or wind.

Hope you enjoyed my first Instructable!!! Have fun building it, and if you don't have a Wrangler, go buy one!!!  :-)

Step 7: Addendum

I modified my rack some today. I shortened the distance between posts to 6" and cut the height down to 19" this keeps the vertical posts under the mirrors and door handles allowing them to fit in the 6" space. I also mounted it to a furniture dolly so it can roll around. I glued it all together with PVC glue to help stiffen it as well.I modified my rack some today. I shortened the distance between posts to 6" and cut the height down to 19" this keeps the vertical posts under the mirrors and door handles allowing them to fit in the 6" space. I also mounted it to a furniture dolly so it can roll around. I glued it all together with PVC glue to help stiffen it as well. I modified my rack some today. I shortened the distance between posts to 6" and cut the height down to 19" this keeps the vertical posts under the mirrors and door handles allowing them to fit in the 6" space. I also mounted it to a furniture dolly so it can roll around. I glued it all together with PVC glue to help stiffen it as well. I modified my rack some today. I shortened the distance between posts to 6" and cut the height down to 19" this keeps the vertical posts under the mirrors and door handles allowing them to fit in the 6" space. I also mounted it to a furniture dolly so it can roll around. I glued it all together with PVC glue to help stiffen it as well.  I also added a couple of velcro straps just to keep the doors together while rolling around the driveway.

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I made it for the JLU Sport with manual windows/locks and 6" is about 2" too narrow. I'm going to rebuild the base with 9" pieces then I'll post some pics of the updated rack when that's finished. It was such a tight fit I had to put the doors in upside down haha. I picked up the dolly from Harbor Freight for $5 and highly suggest using sch40 pvc versus sch10 for the added security when walking away from your doors in their new rack. Thanks so much for this writeup!!

-Zac
OKC, OK

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Is it still 1' wide or is 6" wide? The 6" looks pretty narrow.

Great job engineering this. I noticed that when you put the back doors on it's side without the furniture dolly that he window frame can hit the ground. The ground clearance of the dolly eliminates that. Till I get a dolly I've been putting the rear doors in the rack upside down and they fit great.

Great idea. I made it as well, thank you so much.

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How did you secure the rack to the dolly?

Drilled a 3/8 hole on top of pvc and then drilled 3/4" long 3/16" thick wood screw inside pvc bottom into the the pallet. Hope it helps

Thank you for takeing rhe time to do this it was helpfull and an easy project

Thanks. After my wall hangers fell today (yes, with the doors on them) I'm going to try this tomorrow. How did you affix the PVC to the dolly? Thanks again.

How did you secure it to the dolly? Thanks

Do you have instructions for constructing a jeep hard top rack?

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no, sorry. Never had a hard top to deal with.

Only needed 3 of the 6' foam insulators. I spray painted the PVC before putting the insulation on too.

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Too cool. I feel stupid for not thinking that one up myself. I 'll fix mine to hang from the ceiling in the garage.

Pretty Genius! I have a friend who just stacks them against the wall in her garage when she takes them off. And either never puts them back on, or never takes them off to begin with because it's such a pain.