I made my copper plate using 3/4 copper pipe. It definitely helps.
I think I need to clean the paint off my weld surface. Im using weld through primer, but I believe it interfering with my weld. . I think with the thin wire .023, it is even more important the have a spotless weld surface.
I also changed out the ones on the ambulance doors.
Which required drill out the pin. I was ok with that because I wanted to install a bolt as the pin anyway. My goal was to be able to remove the amby doors without having to take off the hinge bracket from the body. That way when I do take the amby doors off I don't have to realign the doors.
When I disassembled the hinges I stamped them so that I knew left from right and top from bottom..