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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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Old 04-01-2016, 09:01 AM
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I know its been awhile, but do you remember how you solved this problem?

I have a similar issue now with a truck I just got. Guy who had it slid into a guard rail and now my drivers side (front and rear--Supercrew) doors have a big gap at top and lots of wind noise while driving!

I noticed that the bottom hinge is kicked in which is what I think is causing the issues.

Any suggestions of what to do to help straighten it back up? Thought about shimming it to make it line up better or somehow pulling the hinge to straighten out the pillar some
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