Garage Door Hinge Mechanism: Situation Vastly Improved

These hinges are 60 years old and have been needing some TLC for about 59 years. There’s a sleeve for that top bolt, so I don’t know why it had to be so stupid. Anyhow, now it’s locked in place and hanging on a Grade 5 7/16ths bolt. It ought to last another 100 years. And the door is much easier to put up and down...

S C O R E ! !

Started out round and only took 60 years to get looking like this. Replacement bolt is tightened into the correct location.
I wish the new 7/16ths bolt were shorter, but the shoulder length is right.

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