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Old 05-12-2021, 04:24 AM   #1
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Has anybody ever seen small fissures on the interior door panel metal behind the door cards (but only on the driver door). Can I drill these cracks at the tip to stop the sharpness of the crack continuing the metal to crack and expand?
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Old 05-12-2021, 08:37 AM   #2
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Yes, I've seen these cracks on both front doors. As for drilling I would prefer to weld.
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Old 05-12-2021, 08:59 AM   #3
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what if the crack was relieving some stress in some flaw in the door's interior design?
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:56 AM   #4
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It's mostly just from shock/work fatigue. I usually see this on high mileage, poorly cared for cars. It's not a big issue and there's not much that you need to do for it, a weld will seal it, a hole will arrest the transfer of energy, but another 30 years of driving and you still won't be in any different of a position than you're in now. If it's not in an important area I'd leave it alone and maybe not slam the door as hard.
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Old 05-12-2021, 12:24 PM   #5
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I had this issue on my current car. The nut plate inside the door wasn’t spot welded all that great and the welds broke.
I pulled the door, drilled out the ends of the cracks, fully welded everything. Then some grinder and paint time later, you can’t let there was even an issue.
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Old 05-12-2021, 01:11 PM   #6
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Would drilling and slapping on J-B Weld work if you don't have a welder?
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Old 05-12-2021, 05:53 PM   #7
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Would drilling and slapping on J-B Weld work if you don't have a welder?
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Old 05-13-2021, 04:48 AM   #8
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I welded that but door was still flexy.

Welded there a small L-shaped sheet metal piece.

No welder? Maybe riveting and some glue?
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Old 05-13-2021, 12:35 PM   #9
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Pretty common, especially for 242s with the bigger doors
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Old 05-17-2021, 03:30 AM   #10
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going to just weld them after drilling..only on driver's side door
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Old 05-17-2021, 03:17 PM   #11
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I drilled two holes near the corners of the internal nut-plate, and then plug welded the nut plate to the door skin. If your door has bad/mis-placed spot welds on the internal plate, I'd recommend this too.
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