When I get out of school today, I'm finally going to have a chance to change out the door pins and bushings. What is the best way to go about this?
Factory pins? Also, are you sure it's the pins and bushings and not the hinges being worn out themselves?91notchback said:When I get out of school today, I'm finally going to have a chance to change out the door pins and bushings. What is the best way to go about this?
If the hinges don't look bent up they're fine. You should be fine replacing the pins and bushings, it only took me about 15min to do mine.91notchback said:No. I'm not sure. My doors are sagging pretty bad. And they have slack. I can grab the bottom of the door and it has play up and down. I have a pin and bushing set that I picked up a while back, they're fairly cheap. But I dont want to put them in if it won't fix the problem. How can I tell if it's the actual hinges?
I used blocks of wood to support the door. Found something small to use as a hammer to knock the stubborn bushings out and the new ones in and slid the door back over. It helps if the support is about as high as you need it so you don't have to fight the weight of the door too much.91notchback said:Cool. So what was your method?lol I've read a lot of stuff on google where people were saying they were pure hell and it took them 8hrs or more. I already like your way better...
No I didn't cut mine, I reused them since they weren't worn. They came out fairly easy wiggling the door and tapping them. I went ahead and took both of them out and did it altogether, it may be easier to leave one in while you do the other, I've never done it like that.91notchback said:What about the pins? Most of the articles I read, people were using a dremel to cut them in half and going from there. Does this sound like a good idea? Also, did you keep the door attached by one hinge an pin while you worked on the other one? Sorry about the twenty questions game man. Just want to make sure I'm pretty much squared away when I start working on them.
No problem, happy to help. Let us know how it's going or if you need anything else. :good:91notchback said:Alright. Thanks for all the info! I might post questions on this thread if I run into any trouble later today. I appreciate all the help man!
As I stated it helps to have something to support the door while you're pulling it off and trying to realign the hinges. SinceI okay I'll try that. I've been warned though about lining them up again. Thats shouldn't e hard right? If its not lined up the pin can't go back in right?