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crack in hard door - sill repair

I, like many other YJ owners have these cracks in the full hard doors where the little wing window is. Does anyone have a good fix for this. I was thinking of putting a small piece of pipe in there to support the top of the door. Problem would be attaching it. Any other ideas for fixes?

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Re: crack in hard door - sill repair

I mig welded the crack closed about 6 years ago and it's held up since.
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Re: crack in hard door - sill repair

I've just MIG welded the cracks in my door. In addition I made a strip of aluminum diamond plate and attached this over the length of the door covering the metal part above the door panel. I used a combination of rivets and Sikaflex (like RTV but it bonds like there is no tomorrow and is often used in the coach building industry).

This sucker is going nowhere now!!
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Re: crack in hard door - sill repair

Somewhere in the archives of this BBS is a very detailed description by LEVE of how to repair the door sills "on the cheap" as he would say.

Try doing a search for it or PM LEVE and I'm sure he'll point you to it.
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Re: crack in hard door - sill repair

We have fixed a few cj and yj doors at work, by bending a piece of sheetmetal to fit on the inside and then drilling holes in the door so a button weld can be done. Then weld up the crack, and grind and body fill. You do have to take the door apart though.

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Re: crack in hard door - sill repair

On Leve's homepage (I've somehow lost the URL) he has a write up on doing a pretty cool beef up/repair of a hardoor. My CJ7 has the same issue, and I'm figuring on just welding it up and calling it good.
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Re: crack in hard door - sill repair

info from LEVE's web pages
LEVE's hard door crack write up.

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