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Peggy M Offline OP
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We have another new Tech Tip written up by Mike Bakken. Thanks for the good job on this Mike (and he's got another in the works!)

Here's your teaser:

A bit of a design flaw

There is another very good technical article on Stovebolt concerning replacing door hinge bolts on your old Advance Design Chevy truck with oversized pins by Brian "MARTINSR" Martin. My article, while similar, deals with the additional procedure of adding bushings.

The door hinges on these trucks are of very poor design by failing to have anti-friction devices and are prone to corrosion. The corrosion results in pins that seize to some hinge parts, while unintentionally spinning the pins in other hinge parts causing wear to the pins and holes. Once the holes are oversized and pins undersized, the door begins to sag -- all making the door difficult latch, unlatch as well as swing open and close. The worn parts accelerate wear until the pin fails.


Now, go read the rest! Mike included a lot of detailed pictures and description with this. It's a nice companion piece to MartinSr's piece on the door hinges.

Post your comments here so Mike only has one place to check and everyone can benefit from the discussion.


Peggy M

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Some of the holds for the door check "horse shoes" are wallered out and the door checks will not work as well or may come out.
If they are wallered out then I'd like plug welding up the hole and then redrilling to the proper size so the door checks will continue to work nicely.

..Credit for this idea goes to another bolter. I can't remember his name but he had the idea when rebuilding hinges and that was one of them. I can't remember the size of the door check hole but I'm sure you measure a good hole there somewhere.

Thanks Mike, for a great write up.

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