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Old 05-06-2014, 10:52 PM
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20-30s door hinge question

I'm redoing the hinges on my '29 Dodge. the hinges are a lot like Fords of the day, just a pin stuck through to pieces of steel...

I've read a lot of threads about rebuilding hinges and it seems that most people use bolts or maybe drill rod none of which seem like good material or very accurately sized.

Why not use ground dowel pins? theyre cheap, hard and precision ground and you can get them in a lot of different sizes.
my plan is to drill the hole to the next size pin, ream the stationary pieces to a press fit and the moving pieces to a slip fit. I would also weld a cap to the top of the pin, think washer except nicer...

The hardened pin should last forever and with some oil groves operate smoothly and accurately.

Am I missing something with this approach?

Thanks, you guys are great
Keith
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