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pszikszai
02-02-2005, 01:18 PM
Does anyone know where I can find door hinge pins to replace
the ones on a 53 coupe and 57 and 58 hawks.
Perhaps other brands that might reqire redrilling the hinges to
slightly larger size.
Thanks.
pszikszai@aol.com

Roscomacaw
02-02-2005, 02:00 PM
While not a cheap approach, those hinge assys are still available NOS[8)]

Miscreant at large.

gordr
02-11-2005, 05:34 AM
quote:Originally posted by pszikszai

Does anyone know where I can find door hinge pins to replace
the ones on a 53 coupe and 57 and 58 hawks.
Perhaps other brands that might reqire redrilling the hinges to
slightly larger size.
Thanks.
pszikszai@aol.com


You can go to your local Chevy dealer and buy a hinge pin and bushing kit for most any Chev pickup or larger car from early '70s to late '80s. Pins for an '85 suburban will work, if you want a specific model. The pins are longer than Stude pins, but can be cut short. There are also flanged Oilite bushings, and you will have to drill the moving leaf (the heavy forged part) out oversize, and grind a relief to accomodate the flange on the bushing. A drill press helps for this. Nevertheless, the hardest part of the job is getting the old broken pin out of the hinge. You will frequently find the pin has seized in the moving leaf, and snapped off inside. I have had to grind a slot in the hinge leaf right down to the seized pin, using an air die grinder with a cutoff wheel, then spread the slot to free the seized pin. Then weld up the slot and drill for the new bushings. If you have some good shop tools and a welder, it is an easy enough job overall, if time-consuming. There is a vendor who advertises in TW who does this job; not sure which pins he uses, but I have had good luck with the Chevy pins. They are inexpensive, too.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

Kdancy
02-11-2005, 08:22 AM
http://www.mcmaster.com
Another way is to order some round stock from Mcmaster Carr and bushings to fit it. Drill out hinge for bushing size and install bushings and round stock --cut to fit length. I usually use stainless and have done 5 or 6 cars this way. Usually works better than the hinge repair kits that I have tried. But both ways will work.

53commander HDTP
53 Champion HDTP
64 Champ long bed V8
64 GT

pszikszai
02-11-2005, 12:59 PM
Thanks everyone for the information.

Transtar60
02-11-2005, 04:19 PM
That vendor who does the hinges is Phil Harris. I sent him 4 C-cab door hinges that were seized up or had broken pins and he sent back 4 blasted ,epoxy primered, and better than new door hinges. Very reasonable and very good work.
I believe his email is
stude6atyahoo.com (replace the "at" with the appropriate symbol