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Old 06/30/20, 04:42 PM   #1
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Advice on re-installing doors after previous owner cut bolts

1967 Bronco. Previous owner cut the door bolts out. Any advice on bolting the doors back on? The original bolts are cut and fallen inside and cannot be reused.
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Old 06/30/20, 05:30 PM   #2
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The bolts that hold the hinges on the A pillar or different bolts, please give a little more detail even a couple of pictures

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Old 06/30/20, 06:21 PM   #3
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The bolts that hold the door on come out through the hinges. There's really no way to cut them off and certainly no way for them to fall inside.

As stated, please provide clarification or photos of the issue.

'When my Bronco is finished' is only a hypothetical statement.
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Old 06/30/20, 09:56 PM   #4
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I'm guessing they really are not cut, but the more typical siezed and sheared off when tried to remove. The plate in the A-pillar has now fallen down and is not accessable.

But that is only a guess, it is rather vague how it is asked.

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Old 06/30/20, 11:19 PM   #5
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the plate should not be able to fall down just a bit is all, use a screwdriver and pry up, if the bolts are broke off you can try to drill them out or cut the front of the a pillar out ( remove the front fenders) and replace the threaded plates

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Old 07/01/20, 03:53 AM   #6
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The bolts on the pillar post. Pic of driver's side is here:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bXjCbjh924rf9uvr8
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Old 07/01/20, 06:01 AM   #7
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My A pillars were so rusted inside that two of the four plates fell to the bottom. Replacing the pillars.
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Old 07/01/20, 06:06 AM   #8
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The plates that act as nuts fell into the door since the A-pillar is rusting and falling apart.

-Remove fender
-Cut into back side of A pillar and fish out the plates

More than likely this is going to open a can of worms and you are now going to see a lot of rust in there, necessitating the replacement of the kick panel, rockers and/or partial or entire A pillar.
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Old 07/01/20, 07:08 AM   #9
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Some have had success with cutting a square through the backside of the a pillar to access the holes/plates and reworking the plates and retainers. Then welding up the access hole. May work for you if you are not looking to have a show truck

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Old 07/01/20, 07:49 AM   #10
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Jeffs bronc0 graveyard also sells the forward part of the hinge pillar separate. so if you cut it open and is salvageable ,,it could make for a cleaner finished repair..

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