I had to chip away a bunch of ice and snow to get my “barn-style” garage doors open – the winter had frozen them in place. So I got the doors all dug out and I moved the right door all the way about 12 feet to the
right no problem. Trouble is, I cannot close it and I cannot get the 2nd door past it. I’m not at all worried as I can see the exact cultprit – the track is bent in (squeezed in) and it chokes on the handing bolt, trapping it from sliding further (see damage in attached pic). No biggie – I just need to unbend it and perhaps grind it down a little. Just cuirous if anyone can tell me which model track it is? This is just in case I want to buy a new one. I may just put up another layer of doors outside this until it’s fixed – so how much will two 7’ tracks be? I will make the doors myself since I don’t want plywood. No big deal on this – I’m not worried that I won’t eventually be sliding nicely. Just curious on an opinion or two. I will buy one slider just for test purposes. In the meantime, I have boarded my garage shut permanently as I don’t want to leave it open – my property was vandalized yesterday, the same day I opened the garage after a long winter of it being frozen shut. ?? So then I can test my repairs. One last question, should I just put one new track on? I don’t midd it if I have to do this since the unbending and grinding is a really hard job.
Thanks for any insights/experience. I realize I might just be able to grind it down but I would love to have a hangar to test – perhaps I’m too picky. It kind of looks like one could bend it with pliers (sort of unpeel it) but I would love a new track anyway.
By the way, I realize that there is a huge amount of rust everywhere making it hard to get bolts and nuts
Here’s a pic, enjoy:
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