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Original hinges - rebuild (pic heavy)
« on: April 07, 2016, 01:21:01 PM »
One of the things I've been dreading is rebuilding the hinges on my car so I can final set my door gaps. That's one of those original things that I like to see stay original because I'll be looking at them every time I open the door. Here's what I did to keep them looking as original as possible. First Iíll show the pics of the passenger side breakdown. I couldnít believe the factory used plastic bushings on the top hingeÖ If anyone would like to see another angle shot or something specific, let me know. Iím not posting all the pics I took.
Basically what I did was grind off just enough of the pin that is holding it in place to be able to drive it out. Luckily my pins and the roller were still like new. Just the bushings were getting bad. Thatís why I was able to re-use them. From the top, youíll never be able to tell I rebuilt them. Once I tack them from the bottom with my mig and dress the weld, youíll be hard pressed to tell from the bottom too.


Plastic bushingÖ


Here you can see the different bushing sizes on the bottom hinge. Youíll have one bushing in your rebuild kit that will be a little different. Itís pretty obvious.

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Re: Original hinges - rebuild (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 01:23:58 PM »
 My '67's have the plastic bushings on the top hinge also.

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