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Welding in Door Hinge Mounting Bracket

Door hinge mount torn off of door post. Any suggestions on welding it back into place?

Thought about grinding out the welds on the bracket and starting over. the issue is the substructure that it was mounted to tore loose and is very thin and still on the the bracket. Thought about welding in some flat bar behind the post and then welding the bracket to the bar. I would have thought there would have been a much more substantial mounting system for a door that heavy. This may be a job for a body shop.

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you're right about reinforcement, you'll need a doubler plate to beef it up.
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judging by the amount of corrosion vissible behind the hinge, there is probably a lot more you can't see. This is probably something you should let a good body shop ficure out, as they'll have some experience with lining the door up again
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The rust rot metal will have to be cut out. You'll notice the door electrical wires are located right behind where the welding takes place. At the switch remove wire and attach a thin steel wire to the elect. wires. Pull the elect. wires up and clear from the weld area. When the welding and door hinge is finished you can pull the elect. wires back down into position using the fish wire attached to the elect. wires and reconnect.

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you're right about reinforcement, you'll need a doubler plate to beef it up.
+1 on the doubler. That is the way we reinforce weak areas in airplane repair.

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