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KGlowacky
04-15-2006, 10:27 AM
Just removed my doors off my 56 2dr wagon. Two of the hidges swing freely the other two are as hard as a rock. I have to hit the with a hammer to move them. Which two are ok and which two need repair? One on each side are like this. Can these be repaired??? Thanks

Roscomacaw
04-15-2006, 01:27 PM
Well, have you soaked the two tight ones with some sort of penetrating oil (not WD-40)? Something like Kroil or PB Blaster?

If the two that swing freely don't wobble or flop around when they move, they should be OK.:D Oil them up good with 3-in-1 or some like product - do this to the tight ones too, after you've got them loosened with the penetrant.;) Then give us a report.

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1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
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KGlowacky
04-15-2006, 07:59 PM
I just sprayed them with BP Balster. I'll give them some time to soak. If this doesn't work I'll remove them. Thanks. I'll keep you posted.

KGlowacky
04-18-2006, 05:08 PM
Well, after 3 days of pb blaster and alot of working the hidges back and forth they are begining to loosen up. It looks like they will survive this time. Thanks.

Roscomacaw
04-18-2006, 07:33 PM
Good to hear!:D

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

rockne10
04-18-2006, 08:55 PM
After you have them good and loose, I'd spray in some lithium. The Blaster will help the lithium penetrate the hinge.

When we change the oil and lubricate on a regular schedule, we often neglect the non-drivetrain moving parts. Lubricating door, hood and trunk hinges and latches should be an annual event. Use Door-Ease on striker plates and hood and trunk latches; graphite in window channels and lithium on window regulators and window lift tracks.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."