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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2005, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Door Catch Broke

The passenger door catch (welded to the door jam) on my 95 bird broke away from the body. Anybody had this happen or have an idea how to get it fixed on the cheap?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2005, 11:03 AM
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It's happened on the driver's side on my car...I'm shopping around for a welder guy to fix it. As far as it being cheap? Seems to me around my area, $100 is what it'll take to weld and reinforce it properly.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2005, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks. i'll let you know if i find a cheaper fix.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 07:34 PM
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I have that on my drivers side right now.

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Seems to be a common problem with our cars. Mine is cracked all the way thru on three sides around the drivers side strike bolt. The metal is extremely thin.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 06:26 PM
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I fived mine bu cutting some heavy guage steel from a F150 bumper, flattened it out, drilled a hole in the middle of it and welded it on. smoothed it flush, right before the paint job. doesnt cost much, just need no know someon who welds.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-2005, 09:08 PM
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I just fixed my driver door one in autobody class. The best way is weld it up from the front. make sure you replace the door hinge pins for a good repair. my teacher said the sagging door hinges causes the strikers to tear the metal over time.
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