1998 V70XC Door Check Repair w/ photos

MVS member 850LPT shows us exactly how to DIY a door repair and check:

Shortly after I got my V70 last summer the driver side front door check failed. It had been repaired before, but the work didn’t last. It took me a little while, but last weekend all stars were aligned just right, and I went to work.

Thanks to this site, I had great infos on how to take the door panel off, and also on how to take the door itself off on just the pins (this was super easy!)

A while ago, I bought a flux core MIG welder, which came in handy for this job. The bracket on the A-pillar needed to be re-welded, and the door needed a patch panel welded on.

At one point, the bad door check bracket must have been neglected for quite some time, because the upper mounting point in the door was literally ripped out. A flat bar was used to mount a new door check:

Next was cleaning off all the old welds. I did this mostly with my Harbour Freight version of a Dremel tool and grinding discs, which worked well. Also, to prep for welding, I needed to pull the bracket back close to the pillar. For this I stuck a threaded rod which I had laying around thru the hinge holes, and twisted a wire thru the nut in the bracket and the rod and then put tension on it:

After this I prepped the door for the patch panel. I fabricated a piece out of 19 gauge that I had and drilled a few holes for spot welding:

After this I prepped the door for the patch panel. I fabricated a piece out of 19 gauge that I had and drilled a few holes for spot welding:

1998 V70XC Door Check Repair (with photos)

1998 V70XC Door Check Repair

1998 V70XC Door Check Repair

1998 V70XC Door Check Repair

1998 V70XC Door Check Repair

1998 V70XC Door Check Repair

1998 V70XC Door Check Repair

1998 V70XC Door Check Repair

1998 V70XC Door Check Repair

1998 V70XC Door Check Repair (with photos)

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