Originally Posted by Rbobbyz
The inner bracket is bolted to the door which is now strong enough. Iíve seen newer models where the bracket is bolted to the out lining of the door which is made out of aluminum or metal.
Did you mean that it is NOT strong enough? Judging from the picture, I think that's what you meant. I've not had to do this, so my idea is simply from other life experience... but you can buy those gas struts in a million different lengths. I'd suggest moving that bracket to the edge of the door where you can attach to a stronger part of the door. Given the old holes and weakened area, you might need to buy a gas strut that is a slightly different length. I'd look at where you can firmly attach that anchor bracket and measure back to the other one and then find a strut that lenght, or find the closest length strut and then attach that bracket to the right place for that length strut.