Garage Door Hinge Broke Off Aluminum Panel

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Old 07-01-16, 08:30 AM
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Garage Door Hinge Broke Off Aluminum Panel

How can I repair this without replacing the whole 4 foot panel?

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Old 07-01-16, 10:13 AM
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Drill new holes through the hinge bracket and install screws in a different location. You could also use the existing holes with nuts & bolts in place of the self tapping screws.
 
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You could also slip wood in behind it to both stiffen up the sheet steel and give it something to screw into.
 
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Any of ideas would work. I think I would go with bolt and nut with fender washers on door side. May have to enlarge holes a bit.
 
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Thanks guys. I'll take your suggestions.

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Old 07-01-16, 07:42 PM
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You can get an entirely new set of hinges... the lag screws will probably wind up in a totally different spot. Yours look strange in that the plate is small putting all the stress in a weak spot on the frame. Most hinges are like these... notice the difference?

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XSleeper, just ordered one. I think that with a block of wood and fender washers will make it stronger than the original.

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Same problem

I am having this same problem, what solution did you end up using and did it work?
 
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Ordered one of these....https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Installed it. Had to make some new holes for extra strength.



Put a bit of wood in the back to help secure it.



Much larger and beefier than the original bracket.
 
 

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