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Old March 16th, 2014, 11:44 AM
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Broken rear door...how to fix??

OK so I went to make a diamond plate door card for my rear door and found that it was cracked on the vertical supports and the door is pretty bent. As there is some special history to this truck I would like to keep the original rear door. Any suggestions as to best way to repair? I searched the forum but my search skills must be weak as I know this is a common problem due to the tire carrier.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 11:51 AM
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I have the same problem, but plan to replace mine.

I would suggest removing the door and having someone grind/weld up the broken parts.

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Old March 16th, 2014, 01:47 PM
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At the very least a new frame and move the skin over if you want to keep the patina/history

We can have a new galvanized frame for you in the next container if needed.
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That looks more related to the bend than anything else - I'm guessing someone backed into something and hit the tire. Remove the skin, bend it straight, weld up and gusset it at key spots, paint and I think you'd be fine.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 09:59 PM
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The tire on the back isn't a bump stop?!?! kidding. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'm hoping to straighten and weld/repair etc and then mantec swing away tire carrier.
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