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I don't know how to heck to explain this,but I'll try--Sunday drove about 100 miles to pick up a hood for my hot rod. I push the rear door release button on the dash.This (usually) pops the top door open.This is the window assembly above the dutch doors.The rear hatch opens okay,but the hatch will only open up about 6 inches or so.No problem; I'll just push it up the rest of the way.NOT!! I'm pushing up on this thing like a Russian weightlifter when POP! the hinge on the passengers side snaps, part of my third brake light pops out of place and the top corner on the DRIVERS side is pinched to the point where it cannot be raiser or lowered!After some persuasion with a vice-grip and a hammer,we fix the hatch enough to where it can close.It stayed closed for the trip home. My question unto you is this-is this hinge assembly welded to the body,or is this a bolt-on deal?I havent had a chance to really look at it because of the weather,and too many other things are Mickey Moused on this thing; this looks like something that needs to be done RIGHT. Your thoughts please??Thanx.