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Worn out door hinges

Postby J-link » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:53 pm

Does any one know if the door hinges off a second Gen truck or maybe a Dakota of our year will work?

Apparently the pins and bushings I bought were cheap and they wore out and now the hole in my hinge is about twice the size its supposed to be and I can't get the bushings to stay in now :x

Is there somewhere to buy new ones?

I'm talking about the ones that mount to the cab

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Re: Worn out door hinges

Postby DodgeFreak » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:11 am

what I done on mine was I took an old hack saw blade cleaned the paint off one end and ground it down to a point. Took a 12volt battery charger and put burrs in the hole drove the bushing in and its been holding up. Mine wasn't that big though. I haven't looked for new hinges and I think the Dakota ones are different from what I remember. I believe they are smaller.
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Re: Worn out door hinges

Postby ellis93 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:54 am

Your either buying used or repairing your old ones. I've looked high and low and all I've found was a few writups on how to make some.
What I normally do (mostly on s10s and once on my dodge) is to weld up the worn area of the holes and use a carbide bur bit/angle motor to rough it back to an appropriate hole size. Then finish up with a round file (chain saw file). It'll take awhile but the results are worth it. The bushing tend to stay in place for a few years after that.
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Re: Worn out door hinges

Postby BC847 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:58 am

J-link wrote:and now the hole in my hinge is about twice the size its supposed to be and I can't get the bushings to stay in now


In a pinch, I've threaded that oversized hole with a 1/4" pipe-tap. Then screwed in a 1/4" brass nipple. then cut off the excess length, then drilled it to fit the hinge pin.

Works well thus far.
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Re: Worn out door hinges

Postby ellis93 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:57 am

BC847 wrote:
J-link wrote:and now the hole in my hinge is about twice the size its supposed to be and I can't get the bushings to stay in now


In a pinch, I've threaded that oversized hole with a 1/4" pipe-tap. Then screwed in a 1/4" brass nipple. then cut off the excess length, then drilled it to fit the hinge pin.

Works well thus far.

That's a kick @ss idea :thumright:
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Re: Worn out door hinges

Postby J-link » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:37 pm

Ok thanks, I guess I'll fix it when the door comes off for the new one to go on


The brass nipple idea sounds pretty good, I may have to use that, how long has it been in?
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Re: Worn out door hinges

Postby PToombs » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:07 pm

ellis93 wrote:Write up?


He just gave you the write up! Pay attention! :roll:
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Re: Worn out door hinges

Postby BC847 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:17 pm

^ He said "nipple". :lol:


It's not been in too long. Six months perhaps? I'm not sure how long it will last, but it did save me at the time.
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Re: Worn out door hinges

Postby draginmopars » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:34 pm

added grease fitting after tubing the lower ( haven't welded the tube ends yet- in pic)

top open
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closed (notch for clearance)
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bottom open
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closed( tube is .002 larger than pin)
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next step was to tack weld, then remove pin and hinge, final weld, assemble, paint
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Re: Worn out door hinges

Postby ellis93 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:56 pm

PToombs wrote:
ellis93 wrote:Write up?


He just gave you the write up! Pay attention! :roll:


I'm not calling you Richard anymore,now I'll call you just plain old Dick :mrgreen:

Draginmopars that looks pretty beefie,I may steal that idea myself 8)
FWIW I have had problems solely with the bottom hing on either side of the truck,I think what you have there might just be the money shot
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Re: Worn out door hinges

Postby draginmopars » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:51 am

ellis93 wrote:

Draginmopars that looks pretty beefie,I may steal that idea myself 8)


Fine by me
that's why I posted it
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Re: Worn out door hinges

Postby terryblue2002 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:34 pm

See " Terrys super hinge" write up on TDR. They last forever !
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