2004 AutoTrail Cheyenne- anyone replaced the door hinge fixings of, & the surround to, the external gas locker & the retaining clip to keep door open? (1 Viewer)

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Hello Everyone,
I'm needing to replace the fixings of the hinges to the gas locker door - primarily because previous owner has used a couple of screws that are as much use as a chocolate tea pot (they just pull out), and some bolts that would make Frankenstein proud.

Problem is, it seems that there was once a strip of 3-ply behind the hinge holes that has rotted, so nothing solid to screw anything in to/use to distribute the door weight.
Has anyone taken the locker surround off/out, to replace the wood, or replaced the whole thing?
While it's out, I could also add some extra fibreglass repairs to strengthen the sills.

In addition to the hinge issue, the male/female clip and holder to keep the door open need to be replaced as worn out - what fixings can be used for the "female/holder part, that fixes into the main body?
I've tried replacing the pop-rivets, but it looks like the originals have partially pulled out the aluminium skin, so can't get any that are wide/fat enough to hold in place (the mini polystyrene balls insulation doesn't help either).

I did try a generous coating of some Sikaflex, but that pulled off straight away when door was temporarily fixed to it may šŸ˜¤
What could be used?

Appreciate any thoughts/suggestions.

Cheers,

Rich.
 
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Have you tried using split/load bearing/tri fold rivets ?
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I seem to remember our locker door had one of these catches on

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MH04RMV

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Hi rb62,
Yep, that's the type of catch it has which I've got some replacements for.

Nope, not tried that type of rivet - will look out for some, thank you.

Cheers,

Rich.
 
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