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Old 12-27-2012, 07:17 AM
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Do some research, ask the GM dealer, I think there are two different sizes of bushing.
Yes ,three actually the regular replacement that are ez to get come with two size bushings both have the same inside diamiter ,one set is smooth and the other is bigger and ribbed...The bigger set I've always used when the hinge itself is wore out ,I just drill out the hole to the propper size for the bigger bushing to fit...
The top hinge on this thing has two pins shorter and fatter than any I've seen before all the camarosof this style have them The dealer cant get them but O riellys can order them for ya...

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Here´s what I had.





This is my new greaseable upper, on replacement doors of course.

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Those are pretty cool malc.
Well I came up with something pretty cool and quick for the bottom hinge today,I was able to use the original half of the hinge that bolts to the jamb to replace the worn out half that was on the new door I picked up but the side that was welded to the door was so wore out something had to be done so I drilled it out larger to accept the large bushing so the pin dont wobble around I could have welded the pin but that would have made it hard to replace in the future..so now my bottom hinge has 4 bushings 2 for the pin and 2 where they should be....nice and tight...and no welding ...something anyone can do at home for around 10.00 a pair on the camaro...
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DBM, I feel your pain on those stupid Chevy hinges. I'll be repainting a 93 Chevy truck for a friend this summer and we were swapping out the doors from his 92. I saw those welded on hinges and hammers and words about started flying. Then I saw you just remove the pins and the door comes out, and it wasn't so bad after all. In fact, I think it's actually nicer than having to adjust hinges.

By the way, I'm repainting my dad's horse trailer, the friend's truck, and perhaps another friend's sailboat this summer. And all of those before the Mustang. They will be called PRACTICE for the one that really matters, since I haven't done base or clear in a few years
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The problem is theres no adjustment so when you change a door you have to bend the door and hinge until you get a good gap ..so If a pin wears out and someone bends the door to get it to close,when to change the pins and busings the door wont fit any more and things get a little tough,sometimes it takes two people hanging on the door to pull it back down,and then it goes too far down and you have to bend it back up again...
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The lower hinge bolts to A pillar can be loosened for some adjustment, I used a jack to support my doors at the latch end while heaving it into line.
Of course there is a tool for the job.
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Well here a couple pics of what I came up with,in the 35 yrs I've been doing this stuff This is the first time Ive ever done this but it works and it worked well too.I was able to squeek by ,replacing half of the top hinge but bottom one was welded to the door and was wore out bad so the pin just wodbbled around,I drilled it out and shoved a bushing in there now the bottom has 4 bushings...
I gotta thank old bodyman for turning me on to Oriellys for the pin and bushing set,I had givin up dealing with those yahoos the part # came in handy ,he just looked at me like how the heck did you know that hopefully someone will remember this cure if they ever run into this problem and it'll help them out..
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