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YJ full door window frame
Hey guys, I'm somewhat new to this board, and have tried the search, but can't find what I am looking for, maybe you can help.
I have a '92 YJ with the full steel doors. The problem I have is where the window frame enters the door at the rear. I have heard people say that this area is prone to rust, but my Jeep has no rust there. The problem lies in the actual design of the door. The skin on the inside of the door is supposed to "wrap" around the frame and then lap onto the outside skin of the door. The weld where the skins lap onto each other is breaking, due to repetitive closing of the door with the hard top on. I have thought about trying to weld this area back together, but I don't think I could weld it good enough to keep it from happening again. I have also thought about welding around the area where the frame enters between the two skins of the door. Has anyone ever tried to do this? I am somewhat hesitant because I am afraid that after welding, the actual weld will be harder and more brittle and that the constant closing of the door will cause it to crack again anyway. I have thought about getting a new door from a junk yard (read dead Jeep Heaven), but I can't seem to find a decent door in my area that is still in decent shape.