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Old 03-14-2016, 11:20 AM   #1
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Bay door separation

Does anyone have a fix for this type of bay door separation? Any help and pictures would be appreciated.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:56 PM   #2
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I had one of those.....I found the smallest "L" brackets that I could find, and fasten them with 2 small screws each, spaced about 6 inches apart.....not pretty, but effective. Rook
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An owner a while back had the same problem and did a nice repair. Searched for the post but couldn't find it. Don't remember all the details believe he used thin aluminum angle or had aluminum bent to an angle. Attached the material to the edge of the door and inter liner after pushing the liner back in place. Maybe the OP or someone that saved the post will respond.
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:25 PM   #4
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Does anyone have a fix for this type of bay door separation? Any help and pictures would be appreciated.
Oddly enough I just looked at some of my doors this evening with the same issues before I even saw this post. My plan is to make some small SS clips 3/8 x 5/8 20ga. maybe 18ga. 3/4"long, push in under the the door edge in the caulk joint and use a 1/8 SS short rivet with a very small SS washer if needed to back up the rivet and space them maybe 8-10" apart. Recaulk the joint and that should work just fine. It's the slamming of the doors that cause the separation over time.
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I don't think it's the slamming of the doors. National used an adhesive that didn't work well long term. Mine are also coming loose. Even on the doors that don't get slammed. I've thought about getting some good adhesive to try and glue them back together but don't think it will work due to the road dirt that won't be able to be cleaned out. I like the various bracket suggestions.
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I don't think it's the slamming of the doors. National used an adhesive that didn't work well long term. Mine are also coming loose. Even on the doors that don't get slammed. I've thought about getting some good adhesive to try and glue them back together but don't think it will work due to the road dirt that won't be able to be cleaned out. I like the various bracket suggestions.

Yep you are probably onto something. I've made a few of the clips to try them for fit and they should work ok. I don't think I want to remove the insulated panel and re glue because of the hdwr. that is attached to them. You are probably right about the adhesive.


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I used what I believe is 3/4 x 3/4 aluminum angle. I used 3 C-clamps spread out along the strip and squeezed the door core back into place then installed some pop rivets thru the edge of the door and into the one edge of the aluminum strip then removed C-clamps. I protected the doors finish from damage from the C-clamps by slipping a piece of wood between door surface and each clamp. This was four years ago and has held up fine. About 1/2 the doors needed to be done back then, last year I did the rest. The strips where thin so fairly easy to squeeze one edge in between the door and the core by hand at first, then use the clamps. The aluminum came in 8 foot lengths , Home depot, then I cut them
into 24" lengths. That did the job but wasn't quite the full width of the doors. I used 2 pieces per door, only at each side.
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