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Jeep XJ hinge repair

So, the upper hinge on my new XJ is ripping off the body... common issue. I have a repair idea and want to gather opinions.


I like the idea of using the stiffeners from the above link. But I don’t have a welder and don’t want to pay the $$$ for a welder to do it for me. I do, however, have a few tubes of Lord panel bonding adhesive. This is the stuff your body man and repair shop uses to patch up your car. This is the stuff that many of the factories use when building your new car. And supposedly this stuff has a stronger bonding rate than a lot of welds.

I’m thinking about using the support patch from hooligan off-road but bonding the support to the unibody and the hinge to the support rather than welding. Thoughts?

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