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  • June 28, 2010 at 8:13 am #22134

    Hi everyone!

    How would you guys fix this without removing the door?


    Thanks in advance.

    June 28, 2010 at 9:08 am #22135

    If it were me doing it i would remove the door so you can get at the rust easyier or you could get a we dremal and bucther it that way..? :unsure:

    June 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm #22137

    That door hinge looks pretty easy to unbolt, so I would take the door off. Otherwise I would be afraid of causing damage to the hinge pillar and rocker while doing the repair. Plus it would be very difficult to work on it like that and try to do a proper job.

    What kind of vehicle is this?

    June 28, 2010 at 6:21 pm #22138

    That’s just the tip of the ice berg. Might be a lot easier to find another door.

    June 29, 2010 at 2:07 am #22148

    with a wire brush an a can of krylon :rofl :rofl

    June 29, 2010 at 4:12 am #22152

    Why bother fixing it? Close the door and you can’t see it :rofl

    But seriously, to answer your question – I wouldn’t. That type of hinge is so easy to split (undo bolt, lift off), that there’s no reason not to remove it.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:12 am #22155

    Huh I replied in morning, where did it go? :blink:

    Thanks all for reply. Since the water may have been entrapped behind the door, there is a really good chance it has been rusted through. So as Han mentioned, a new door might be needed.

    This is a 2001 BMW 530i i was considering buying, but with the asking price and the few attention the body needs, its not worth it to me, especially if it needs a new door.

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