Re: Driver Door doesn't close properly

Posted by Rusty O\'Toole On 2009/8/9 9:05:34
Do you have a picture of the hinge? There are 2 kinds, the forged or cast hinges used on prewar cars and the hidden kind that are bent out of thick sheet steel.

The prewar kind need to be reamed oversize and an oversize pin used to take up wear.

The newer kind generally used from the 50s up, can be repaired with bushings and new pins even if they did not have bushings to start with.

This is the kind with 2 bearing surfaces about 2" apart and a pin that goes through. Often they were made with no bearing, the pin wore right on the steel. When the hole wears oval you can drill out the hole and press in a bushing.

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