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Re: Restoring Door Hinges - 1952 3100
Gib70 #1407017 Thu Apr 22 2021 12:20 AM
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Sorry Kevin...think we were typing at the same time.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: Restoring Door Hinges - 1952 3100
Gib70 #1407023 Thu Apr 22 2021 01:45 AM
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There's a great video on YouTube by Jerry Kassis - " Chevrolet Pickup Door Hinge Restoration". Its detailed and proved very helpful when I "restored" mine. If you follow it, don't skip welding up the spring holes and re-drilling them....don't ask me how I know.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

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Re: Restoring Door Hinges - 1952 3100
Gib70 #1407033 Thu Apr 22 2021 03:24 AM
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Many thanks, fellow Stovebolters. As usual, I learn a great deal for your guidance and experiences. So... I am going to rehab the hinges without using the brass bushings. Your discussions have convinced me that if the fittings between hinge parts are "tight enough", then I do not need them. You all know that the new pins require a little bigger hole to be drilled through the entire setup. That is OK with me. I am still hung up however, on the welded-in washers or spacers (see the pictures in my original post). I have 2 that have disappeared and I have one that is in my hands (fell off while I was disassembling the hinges), and I am determined to get them all back in place. Now I know I could stack a bunch of thinner washers to fill the space but... I would know they are there (oh, the worries of a perfectionist, especially one who has very little grip on the art of the possible). I have looked around (McMaster, etc) for the right sized washers to start with, but I have found nothing even close to the original thickness (around .16175 inches), OD around .661 and ID around .3115... not to worry, I will conquer this challenge one way or another HOWEVER... if you guys have some hints or tips that would save me a lot of work... let er rip! ... and as always, THANK YOU.


1952 Chevy 3100
Re: Restoring Door Hinges - 1952 3100
Gib70 #1407038 Thu Apr 22 2021 05:11 AM
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@Jon G - No worries. The Lubriplate is a good idea. smile
@Gib70 - I understand the perfectionist thing, but I wound up stacking regular washers and tack welding them in place, then drilling for the larger pins. If a guy had a lathe.....


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
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Re: Restoring Door Hinges - 1952 3100
Gib70 #1407050 Thu Apr 22 2021 11:44 AM
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Yes I am with you guys. I drilled and reamed my hinges .003" oversize then greased up with Lubriplate. .My go to lubricant.

During my door test fit ups with no rubber installed, the doors fully latch with a light push from wide open.
Good enough for me.


1951 Chevy 1/2 ton
Re: Restoring Door Hinges - 1952 3100
Gib70 #1407060 Thu Apr 22 2021 01:52 PM
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I believe there is actually a tech tip here on the bolt....so you may want to read it as well. The more info, the better the choices you make......let us know when you conquer the monsters!!


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Re: Restoring Door Hinges - 1952 3100
Gib70 #1407108 Thu Apr 22 2021 09:02 PM
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Interesting reading...maybe I need to rethink my approach. I've always used the bushings simply because they are always with the kits. I was "trusting the engineers". It's be easier to just use a pin and weld washers, turn some bushings if needed... and when that's actually a better end result, well... perfect!


1949 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton - Still Solid.
Re: Restoring Door Hinges - 1952 3100
Gib70 #1407116 Thu Apr 22 2021 10:51 PM
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For a different point of view, a friend who ran the paint/body shop for a large Chevy dealership told me in the mid 60s he never welded on the washers that had separated when repairing a worn hinge. He said his observation had been the ones that break loose are mostly the bottom ones and he figured it was because once they started running dry from lack of lubrication they'd seize the washer and tear it off when the door was open/closed (resistance caused by rust). As I said, another point of view.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
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