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door hinges

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazing86, Apr 3, 2001.

  1. blazing86

    blazing86 1/2 ton status

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    I know there was a post sometime ago about replaces the door hinges but i cant seem to find it.
    can anyone please tell me how to fix my saggin driver side door? thanks
     
  2. Cavalry

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    New hinges are cheap through GM. The four bolts on the door are easy enough. Some on the post side are bolted in through the inside. You need to sneak in with a socket and a extension from the inside under the dash. If you have AC this is a real pain. Somebody was rebushing these but I prefer to replace so I can get a new spring too.

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  3. Michael

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    They sell the bushing kits at Autozone, etc. It's easier to take off the hinges, remove the old pin and bushings(if anything is left) redrill the holes, press in the new bushings, re-align everything...the whole process is a pain., but it sure makes the doors work better. If money is no object....get the whole enchilada from GM.....too rich for me though. It can be done with one person...if you're stuborn enuff, but 2 would be much easier. I can elaborate more if needed.

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  4. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I bought my new hinges for $28 each. Most people wont need to replace all 4 maybe just the drivers upper

    Luke
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  5. 90K5

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    This is the easy way out, but I wonder how much a body shop would charge to do this? I need to do it but it sounds like one of those projects I start and then quit while I'm ahead...I hate messing with the body...already did it once...spent an hour trying to get my POS Taiwan hood flush with the fender and it came out worse than before...

    90K5

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  6. pcorssmit

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    I unbolted the hinges from the doors, removed the hinge pins, ground off the serations, and drilled a small hole through the ends. I then bolted the hinge halfs back to the doors, put the doors in place, and inserted the hinge pins. The upper pins now go in from the bottom, and a small cotter pin holds them in place (through the holes I drilled). The lower pin goes in from the top, and gravity keeps it in place. I put quick connects on the wires for the door speakers. Now I can remove the doors by myself in under 5 minutes.

    Pete

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  7. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Pete
    I think when I get back from Moab I would like to take a look at your hinges, might be a good way to at least save the doors when running Independance. [​IMG]

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    The only trail I've run sans doors is Kelly Flats. My frame and body flex is bad enough that I'm afraid they may not go back on if I twist it up good with the doors off. I've already learned the importance of keeping the hood latched. It is fun on the street, though.

    Pete

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  9. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yeah, thats why custom half doors would be sweet that you could change out, best of both worlds.

    Steve
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    I don't think it would be a problem on most truck, especially not pickups, just when the flex is as bad as mine.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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    hey pete, could you possibly show a picture of your finished hinge setup? ive been toying with the idea if half doors for the summer, but changing them out would be a b*tch. You may have solved my problem.

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    Sounds pretty cool.

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    Pete, have you thought about installing some of those tube steel rocker panel replacements like Grim and Depdog have? That should stiffen the body up quite a bit! I'm thinking about doing that to my '75 because it flexes like crazy when the top is removed. Perhaps when I install the roll cage it will help stiffen the body up as well.

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    Sorry, no digital camera/scanner.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     

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