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Post by pila on Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:38 pm

I rebuilt the door hinges for my El Camino project. The usual pin & bushings of course, but I needed to do the roller that engages the spring-loaded detent to hold the door open.
With the spring removed, I discovered that the shaft that the roller runs on, is pressed in place, and it has splines on it. Clamping the shaft in the vice, I tapped the hinge to remove the splined shaft.
Then I found that the hole the shaft was pressed into, was the right size for a 5/16-24 tap, so I tapped the hole, and used a bolt with an un-threaded shank that was the correct amount for a bushing, which the roller will run on. I used an aircraft bolt, since I have those in stock.
Anyway, just a bit of info for anyone who may want to re-do door hinges.....

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Post by Limey SE on Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:28 pm

ok now I will you send you mine to do and you keep them, then you send me yours that are done LOL No really
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Post by DiscoMalibu on Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:01 am

lol! @ Limey. Good info! I'll add this to the 1,000,000 things left to do on my car pale
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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:08 am

Don't suppose there might be a photo or two of that?
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:24 pm

i just found my rollers were shot,but still working.

so i found a pass,side but had to replace the pin and bushing.but the roller was near new.

the driver i found needed nothing,roller looked new also.


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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:18 pm

Thank you much!
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Post by pila on Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:53 pm

Here's a pic. did I ever tell ya I like red ?


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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:43 pm

Thanks. My bushings are in decent shape, but my passenger door is actually missing the detent pin altogether, so this info will come in handy when I eventually get to that point.
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