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Offline carguy87

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Door Pins and Bushings
« on: December 30, 2011, 09:50:34 PM »
Since my door hinge pins and bushings were a little over worn from the PO using them with NO bushing left, I had to do some digging to get some pins and bushings that would work, and here is what I came up with.

Old pins and what was left of bushings.

The old door striker, plastic was past worn from lack of pins and bushings.

The new striker in place.

The part numbers of the parts I used.

The pins are GM style with the E-clip retainers.  Now at 2.83" long, they are too short to use the retainer clips, but since they have the knurled edge before the head, they fit very snugly into the hinges, so I think they should hold.  I did have to slightly en-largen the holes in the hinge brackets that were bolted to the doors, I did this using an 11/32" drill bit.  And I also changed the direction of the pins to being pushed down into the hinge instead of up in the odd chance that they somehow get worked out.  I topped it all off with a little lubricant on all 4 bushings to prevent having to do this again.

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Re: Door Pins and Bushings
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 01:21:01 AM »
This looks great. I'll have to pick up a pin and bushing set early next week. I'm thankful that I don't have to replace the striker just yet but at least this looks like a solution for when it gets to that point. Thanks.
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Re: Door Pins and Bushings
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 01:45:26 AM »
This looks great. I'll have to pick up a pin and bushing set early next week. I'm thankful that I don't have to replace the striker just yet but at least this looks like a solution for when it gets to that point. Thanks.
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Re: Door Pins and Bushings
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 10:02:02 AM »
This kit is another good solution which my local NAPA keeps in stock. I have used these for rebuilding the hinges on an AMX and my Concord wagon. The nice thing is that the pins are plenty long to use for any AMC application (just shorten them accordingly) plus you get a choice of bushings to pick from. One of the hinges on the Concord was worn so badly that I needed to use one of the larger splined bushings for that hinge.

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Re: Door Pins and Bushings
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 12:46:23 PM »
This kit is another good solution which my local NAPA keeps in stock. I have used these for rebuilding the hinges on an AMX and my Concord wagon. The nice thing is that the pins are plenty long to use for any AMC application (just shorten them accordingly) plus you get a choice of bushings to pick from. One of the hinges on the Concord was worn so badly that I needed to use one of the larger splined bushings for that hinge.



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Re: Door Pins and Bushings
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 05:15:05 PM »
on these door pins an bushings was it a direct fit or did you have to modify it some an what part numbers did you use? I got a 85 Eagle wagon an all 4 doors need fixed on it.
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Re: Door Pins and Bushings
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013, 06:11:18 PM »
Oh wow, this thread again. It fixed my sagging driver side door but I get passengers so often that my passenger side door is now an issue that needs to be fixed soon. Know how the pins go separate directions? It's not like that on my passenger door. Both bolts go in from the top and I don't see how that's even possible. Any advice?
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AMC 258C {R2:11.Oct.12}
Carter 2681 {R2:28.Oct.12}
TorqueFlite A998 {R6: -20.Apr.12}
NP129 {R2:28.Apr.12}
M35-273 {???}
Compression: 10.5:1
Corrected Idle: 500RPM

 

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