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Door Hinge Help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mybeast, Jan 10, 2001.

  1. mybeast

    mybeast Registered Member

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    I'm trying to replace the hinges on my Jimmy, the old ones are crack. Question, one of the three bolts that mounts the top hinge to the body has to be removed from the backside. The hinge has a nut tack welded to it and the bolt comes in from the backside. How and were do i access the bolt.
    I know this is stock because the replacement hinge is the same way.



    When all else fails MASH the skinny pedal!
     
  2. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    If I am thinking of the same thing you are talking about, I believe that one requires you to remove the fender (or enough to get in there and get your bolt out). When I took my doors off for wheeling last summer, I decided that after reading that, I would leave the brackets on, so I just used black duct tape and taped them down so they wouldn't rattle...but I guess that is no help to you since you need to get it off! ha,ha Look in the Chilton's manual, but I believe that you need to remove the fender for access...
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Hmm..didn't think the earlier ones had it, but my '86 does...the upper hinge, where it bolts to the body. Remove the gauge bezel, and reach through where the AC cutout is. There is a hole that you can stick your finger/socket in, and feel the head of that bolt. You just unbolt it from there. Not sure WHY they did it that way, but thats how they did it. Not sure if this is even what you are talking about, I wasn't aware a '79 would be this way.

    Dorian
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  4. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I concur. There is an access hole under the dash. If you have AC it can be intresting to get in there. Otherwise a socket and extensions get it done. Just follow the bolt through and you will see a hole.

    Luke
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  5. mybeast

    mybeast Registered Member

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    Keith, Dorian, and Luke thanks for the help. You guys are right. What a pain in the a$$. What should have been a 10 min deal turns into a small project.

    When all else fails MASH the skinny pedal!
     

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