Garage door hinge and how to separate.

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Earle_Bartolome

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Trying to repair or replace the top panel. Any ideas on the best way to separate them without damaging them?


I know they snap together but, is there a trick on separating them?

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It seems those are riveted. Drill them out? Can you take a pic of the other side of the door in that area?
 

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Yes, they're riveted. Plain door on the other side. The voot ok n is plastic and the top is snap in to it. I'll get some more pics in a little bit.

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Don't drill the rivets out, they hold the hinge bracket onto the panel.
Google your door maker model and get some more info.
Looks like you might need a large flat blade screw driver and/or have to tilt the panel to 90 degrees to get it to release from the other panel.
 

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DoNot remove the rivets. See Eddie's post above.
 

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This post is 4 years old and the OP hasn't been back since posting this thread. Don't expect any answers to your questions.
 

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I hate a "hit and run". I feel they are just using us as their final solution could add to the database.
 

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