How to raise a metal gate

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Need advice please
I have a large single heavy metal gate across the drive fixed to the house and a metal post .
The gate hinge is welded on and the gate itself is welded on to prevent it being lifted off.
Been fit over 20 years and has dropped over the years so it is catching on the drive now when I open it
Any suggestions on what I can use to lift it up at the hinge ?
 
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Thanks - Any better ?
 

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I wonder if you could attach a car jack to the latch side of the gate & jack it up until it bends back square. It looks to me as thought the gate itself has sagged & the post has a slight lean on it.
 
I wonder if you could attach a car jack to the latch side of the gate & jack it up until it bends back square. It looks to me as thought the gate itself has sagged & the post has a slight lean on it.
Thanks- Thought of trying to Jack it but I think the latch will bend, the gap underneath isnt really big enough to get anything under
The post is level maybe just the way i took the photo
 
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If the gate can be lifted right off, when it's fully open, then do that, and place some washers over the hinge pin, to raise the gate.
 
Raise the gate to its maximum height, cut a suitable size washer or two, in half, and weld them in position under the hinge pin.
 
I know how you can weld those hinges, but I can't see it. the top one looks like it has a bolt with a hex head. Please post some pics of the hinges and the welds.

I think probably the gate has bent with children swinging on it.

Is the post concreted into the ground, or bolted to the wall?
 
Raise the gate to its maximum height, cut a suitable size washer or two, in half, and weld them in position under the hinge pin.

or cut some penny washers (or old bronze pennies if you can get them) into a "C" shape where the cut is just big enough to slip over the pin. this will also improve the swing and stop it squeaking.

stainless steel will do but is much harder to cut
 
Looking at the marks on the ground I would suspect that the post is no longer vertical. The weight of the gate has pulled it in the direction of the red arrrow.
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A stay wire pulling the post back to vertical( green arrow ) may be the best long term solution,
 

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