Brought to you in part by:
Shop Eastwood for all your Auto Restoration Needs!

.


  Mustangsandmore Forums
  '64 1/2 to '73 -- The Classic Mustang
  hinge pin bushing

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   hinge pin bushing
mtucker
Journeyman

Posts: 93
From: Wichita, KS
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 12-06-2002 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mtucker   Click Here to Email mtucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey everyone, it looks like I need to replace the lower hinge pin bushings on my 69 coupe. Do I need to take the hinge off to do this? How do I get the hinge pin out of the hinge? Thanks in advance

------------------
1999 F150 supercab, V6 5-speed. Bone stock.
1969 Mustang Coupe, a work in progress.

IP: Logged

Fastback68
Gearhead

Posts: 1880
From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 12-07-2002 05:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can give you a half-assed answer, since I recently had mine replaced. You definitely have to remove the hinges from the car. I then took them to a machine shop and the next time I opened my eyes, they had new bushings Quite what happened inside their darkened doors I don't know ...

IP: Logged

70grande
Journeyman

Posts: 80
From: Renton, Washington
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 12-07-2002 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70grande   Click Here to Email 70grande     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I removed the hinge, cut the pin in half to remove it, cleaned and repainted the hinges, replaced the bushings and pin, then carefully flatten the tail end of the pin using a small hammer, placing the head of the pin on an anvil. works great!!

------------------
1970 Grande 3.50 9",4 wheel disc, gt40-cobra rims(soon) 351W, Calypso Coral, Severe state of restomod

IP: Logged

mtucker
Journeyman

Posts: 93
From: Wichita, KS
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 12-07-2002 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mtucker   Click Here to Email mtucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yikes, sounds like a real pain in the ARS!! Thanks for the replies. Might just have to live with it for a while.

------------------
1999 F150 supercab, V6 5-speed. Bone stock.
1969 Mustang Coupe, a work in progress.

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 34763
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 12-07-2002 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First, take a close look at the hinge before you buy the bushing kit. On the lowers, they sometimes really eggshape the holes when they wear and if this happens you either need to weld up and redrill the hole or get another hinge. If you have a real eggshaped hole and you just replace the bushing, it will wear out in no time.

You have to cut the hinge pin in the center, {I use a whiz wheel/die cutter} then the old bushings are knocked out. {they usually just break apart. Then you press in the new bushings {I used my bench vise}, insert the pin, cut it to fit, leaving 1/4" or so, then peen the end with a hammer and chisel to stop it from rotating out during use.

That's what goes on in the darken garages. Piece of cake.

------------------
'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

Be sure to remember our sponsors, Mustangs Plus, NPD, and Osborn Reproductions.

IP: Logged

mustangboy
Gearhead

Posts: 692
From: Ont, Canada
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 12-08-2002 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would a 66 require the same procedure?The drivers door is a little sloppy but I haven't even looked yet.

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts][Tech Articles]