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Old 06-18-2012, 10:26 PM
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How to straighten a bent hinge post?

My 2001 F-150 Super Cab got the driver's door bashed in. It bent in the rocker panel and I'm working on that but the bad thing is that the bottom of the hinge post is bent inward about 1 inch (kicks the top of the door WAY out). If you draw a line from the top hinge through the bottom hinge it should be about vertical but this one obviously isn't. I bent it out some using a couple of come-alongs and then ran a 2x4 through the passenger door to the back side of the thing and hit it with a sledge hammer. Any better ideas?

I may just need to take it to the body man and have him put it on his frame machine. But, it cost me $2200 so I don't want to spend a lot getting it fixed. I could easily put a total of $5000 in this thing and it would still be a salvage truck. I could buy a good used one for less than that.
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