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AzDon

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Cracks around Hinges?

Post by AzDon on Mon May 18, 2015 2:58 pm

I just got a pair of doors from a parts van and found the beginnings of the same cracks that my current doors have around the lower front door hinge. My current driver door is cracked so badly where the hinge mounting skin meets the outer door skin, that the hinge is loose and started to crack behind the top hinge......Is this a regular problem? How have others with this problem fixed it?
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Re: Cracks around Hinges?

Post by gkpost on Mon May 18, 2015 3:16 pm

I didn't have that problem, but I would think fixing a crack is always the same. It's always best to find the end of the crack and drill a small hole to stop the crack form getting longer. Then weld along the crack from start to the hole . Good luck, ~ GK.
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Re: Cracks around Hinges?

Post by m1dadio on Tue May 19, 2015 7:46 pm

many doors I looked at had cracks
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Re: Cracks around Hinges?

Post by Joe Van on Wed May 20, 2015 7:15 am

I have seen quite a few front doors some cracked around the hinge area some not...IMO being a cab over van they are very difficult to get in and out and some people use the front doors to lift them self in...My van was one of them Dan'o is about 6ft 4 tall and would hang on the door to get in or out... I wound up having to put a 1/8th inch alignment shim behind the top hinge and it has a bead of weld along the top hinge on the door also.....But I could be wrong.. Smile ..


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AzDon

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Re: Cracks around Hinges?

Post by AzDon on Wed May 20, 2015 1:45 pm

Looking a little closer, It's an obvious design flaw that wouldn't show itself during the warranty period, so it's not GM's problem......Ive got some ideas for how to fix and will post updates and pics as I get into this....
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Re: Cracks around Hinges?

Post by m1dadio on Wed May 20, 2015 5:38 pm

around my latches too and even in the middle when the door was slammed alot.




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Re: Cracks around Hinges?

Post by Lazarusvan on Thu May 21, 2015 9:26 am

I have cracks on my driver's door along the bottom edge of the window sill. No photos since I don't have it on me at the moment.

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