Putting a '79 screen door back on the hinges
Some welds on my screen door had broken. While I wanted to have the repair done with the screen door still on the trailer, either the trailer would not fit in their shop or access roads to their shop were too tight to get the trailer there. So I drilled out the six bucked rivets and six large head pop rivets and took the screen door off. Took it to a shop that came highly roecommended and got it welded back together for $40, while I waited.
Putting the door back on however, has been a problem. Oh, I can get it secured with pop rivets and washers, but after opening and closing it a handful of times the pop rivets are working loose. The door doesn't fall off, but is a bit floppy on the hinges so it would only be a matter of time.
My screen door has a spring/ball type of catch to keep it closed and the door takes a shock every time that latch whacks the door frame and snaps it shut. That seems to be what is loosening the pop rivets.
I'm using aluminum pop rivets which is what were originally there, maybe steel would be stronger. I've also considered drilling through the tubing of the screen door frame so I can use nuts and bolts, though pop rivets would probably still have to be used where bucked rivets once were.
Anyone been though this before and come up with a workable solution?