Hinge tech tip 60-66 Imperial

Imperial

  1. gearheads78

    gearheads78 New Member

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    Its my understanding a lot of people have hinge problems with these cars. My door plate broke and the pin / roller it rides on was warn almost in 1/2.

    I found this kit on EBAY (see pic) but I did not want to pay $125.00 for it. I welded my plate back together and ground it back to shape. After a little research I found some new pins at a blacksmith bolt and rivet supply and sleeves that would fit on Amazon. The pins are about .020 smaller than the factory so they are not press fit but a small tack weld it it will hold for another 100,000 miles I'm in the whole repair about $20.00 and $12.00 of that is shipping.

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  2. moper

    moper Well-Known Member

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    On mine only the pin was broken. At the moment a 1/4" bolt is in there working diligently. When the door is removed I'll repair it properly - I like your idea. I'm not paying $125 for that, just like I didn't pay $360 for the heat riser rebuilding kit.
     
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