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Thread: CJ Window Cranks w/ Full Cage

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    Default CJ Window Cranks w/ Full Cage

    If you've installed a full cage on your CJ you will know that the window cranks on the hard doors will no longer turn a complete circle. This is can be a real pain in the a** when you are trying to get on post and have to show your ID, or pay a toll or go thru the drive thru, etc. You have to open the door, roll down the window and so on.

    I found some replacement knobs at the local auto parts store.
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    Then I removed the window crank, cut it down about a 1/4 inch, drilled a hole in the arm.

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    I kind of out smarted my self on the first on and ground down the head of the pin to make it fit inside the crank arm (see the upper crank). Once I got it put together, I realized it had to turn to work properly. I added a washer and everythings worked great (see the lower crank).

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    It is a little hard to trun the crank because you don't have the leverage of the original, but they work!
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    Or you build the cage so the cranks still work...


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    Hey Russell! That's my Jeep!

    I had thought about doing the 'short crank' like Erik posted, (even had the knobs!) but we we're able to keep the cage tight enough that the original cranks worked.






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    Good write up. I have a cage that came out of a comp cj so this was an issue come as well. I opted for full soft doors and top. Wish i had thought of this though. &h

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