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Old 04-01-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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screws on hydraulic door closer

There are 3 screws on the door closer bracket that is mounted to the door. Two of those screws appear to be in sheet metal only while the middle one is in the heavier door frame metal. As would be expected, the two in the sheet metal have stripped out.
Does anyone know of an easy repair to keep the sheet metal screw tight without having to relocate the bracket? Does anyone think J-B Weld or Gorilla Glue might do the trick? Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-01-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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How about a couple of Nutserts?

https://www.google.com/#q=nutserts
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:58 PM   #3
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Removed the 3 screws and used 3/16" pop rivets on mine 2 yrs ago and no problems since and they are still tight.
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How about a couple of Nutserts?

https://www.google.com/#q=nutserts
We called them "RivNuts" - same thing.
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We called them "RivNuts" - same thing.
I used four of the larger sized ones to bolt a crossover tool chest to a pickup bed.
Never moved in five years, they be strong stuff .
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I used four of the larger sized ones to bolt a crossover tool chest to a pickup bed.
Never moved in five years, they be strong stuff .
We used them in some secondary structure applications - cargo bin floors,etc.
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How about a couple of Nutserts?

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Not much thickness for them.
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Not much thickness for them.
If appearance isn't a concern, could a couple of fender washers be used as doublers?
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If appearance isn't a concern, could a couple of fender washers be used as doublers?
It would be hard to get them behind the skin of the door.
The skin needs to be between the lip of the sert and the washer.
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Just use pop rivets and the job is done is 5 minutes or less.
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