Sheet metal door catch hinge broken

  • Hello everyone,

    I had previously searched for similar cases on the forum, but didn't find exactly the same problem.

    My door creaks when I open and close it, so I looked at the door catch hinge and noticed that the bracket on the sheet metal is broken (see pictures). Do I need to weld a piece of metal to it or is there a simpler solution?

    Many thanks

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  • Hello,

    I had this on a door from a 911. I can't imagine what I would have done if the door hadn't been on a stand at working height.
    I built a small "press" from two pieces of flat steel and screws. After the rough reshaping, I was then able to use the "press" to bring the area back close to its original state.
    Then I welded and reinforced the area.
    All in all, more than a day's work and bloody fingers.

    However, the door retainer works again in the new sheet metal.
    I would use a different door today.

    Greetings Stefan

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    alte Porsches:
    911S Ex US '76 mit Umbau auf 3,2l 207PS (Motor 930/21 mit Getriebe 915/68) - Silbermetallic, Schiebedach

    911SC Targa Ex US '81 3,0l 179PS (Motor 930/16 mit Getriebe 915/63) - Weinrotmetallic

    944/1 Targa '84 2,5l 163PS - Platinmetallic (bis 03/2017)

  • Here are some photos of the tool:


    Greetings Stefan

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    alte Porsches:
    911S Ex US '76 mit Umbau auf 3,2l 207PS (Motor 930/21 mit Getriebe 915/68) - Silbermetallic, Schiebedach

    911SC Targa Ex US '81 3,0l 179PS (Motor 930/16 mit Getriebe 915/63) - Weinrotmetallic

    944/1 Targa '84 2,5l 163PS - Platinmetallic (bis 03/2017)