I didn't want to hijack Johnboy's thread with all of the details that I'm about to share so I'm starting another one.
Here's my story. The hinge on one of my compartment doors is cracked about 1/4 of the way across the top of the door. I want to try to take the door off. Getting the door apart is easy and I've done it to one of the doors on the other side before. I've hesitated to take the lower part of the door off until I have a solution to the hinge. That solution comes in two parts
- getting the hinge in my hands
- getting replacement material or figuring out how to repair the cracked part.
This is a picture of the broken door and the right side of the track on which is is mounted.
This is a close up of the right side of the track and the right end of the broken door hinge
This is a picture of the left side of the track. As you can see, taking off the adjacent area to the track would be an extensive piece of work.
Here is the real detail. This is taken updwards, with the piston removed on the broken door and that door positioned up against the side of the MH.
A former Georgie Boy dealer, who has seen these same pictures claims that the metal piece shown above the screw (with the partially covered head near the center of the picture) is "snap trim" that can be pried off with caution. He warned me that prying too hard would start to distort the metal of the trim. I tried multiple times, from above, below and from the end of the piece and all I can doe is distort the metal. There is no sign that the trim is releasing. In fact, as I pry, it looks like I'm pulling the hinge area itself. Before prying, I did remove that screw with the half covered head. It makes no difference.
All inputs are welcome.