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Unread 10-31-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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YJ Full Steel Door hoop bottoms; Repairable?

Hi Fellas,

The bottom of the window hoop portion of my '95 full steel doors just above the outer handle has rotted out BADLY!

Can a 'novice body repair guy' repair this section of the doors or is door replacement the only option?

Thanks in advance for any & all opinions, Guys!


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Unread 10-31-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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Im going to try to do mine. Theyre pretty bad as outside the window they arent even connected to the bottom. Just a big hole. I dont see why you couldnt just cut out the cancer and re weld new sheet metal in there.
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Unread 10-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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Post some pics for more advice!!
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Unread 10-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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If u can weld, u can repair it...if not find a buddy that can...
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Unread 10-31-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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I have some expereince with door repair. Not in the area where you have problems but I can tell you one thing for sure. Fabricate the patches before you cut the doors open. Then mark the doors using your patches as a template.
Oh just a worrd of caution....If you have not welded then doors are a 'challange' because the door skins are thin.....real thin.

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