Door Sag - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2003, 10:53 PM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 16
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post Door Sag

My '72 442 convertible has developed some problems with both door latching and locking. By eyeballing the situation, I suspect that 31-year old door hinges are allowing excessive door sag. Does anyone have experience with the door repair kits (new pivot pins and bushings) or complete new hinge assemblies, both of which are available? What were the results? Did you do it yourself or have a body shop do it? Removing a door is pretty scary sounding with a big heavy door.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2003, 11:10 PM
Halloweenking's Avatar
Fantastically cannibalistic!
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Spooksville
Posts: 1,353
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Removing a door is simple and easy. Any shmuck with a wrench or ratchet can do it.

Get a bud to come by and help, or use a hydraulic jack and a 2x4 to support the underside of the door. If it has electric windows or locks disconnect the wires from the switches. Take the bolts out and put the door in a safe place, its easy don't be afraid, it won't bite you, unless of course your at my house. Everything bites here.

Your problem might be easier to solve. By loosening the bolts in the door with it supported by a friend you can adjust the height of the door. With a slight adjustment you might solve your problem. If not new hinges are just a few bolts and final adjusting to replace. The pins will require you to press the pins out either using a hydraulic press (easiest) or old fashion hammer. Just support the hinge and leave the pin unsupported, either press or pound the pin out and do the reverse to install it. Its very simple, just a bit of work. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.


[ April 12, 2003: Message edited by: Halloweenking ]</p>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-12-2003, 11:10 AM
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 3,220
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

As usual, Halloweenking is right. I would, if it was mine, just go ahead and replace the hinges. Not that big of a deal. Just make sure you have someone there to help you muscle the door around. Usually you can tell where the new hinges need to be, or close enough to start, from where the old ones are. Good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2003, 08:34 PM
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 49
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

I recently replaced the door pins on my 1979 dodge truck it was no big project just an hour or so. I got a friend and a jack to help with the door weight that was it. Nothing serious.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-24-2003, 04:04 PM
Adrenaline_Fiend's Avatar
Chevy sittin' low
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Boise, ID
Age: 34
Posts: 146
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

A previous owner of my 70 nova welded hinges on the car and when I close the driver door I have to push the door down versus lifting it up, and when it does close the door is lower than the body line on the quarter. How do I get the door to line up AND close all the way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.