Door Hinge Rebuild Help

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  1. jonn6464

    jonn6464 1970 Duster

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    It was all going so well...

    I purchased the door hinge rebuild kit from Restorations by Rick. Awesome kit, I might add! I would highly recommend. 2 day shipping and the whole thing was done in 20 mins.

    Well, almost done in 20 mins. On the last lower hinge, I was greasing the detent rollers and when I turned the "star washer" it just crumbled.

    I was so close to being done!

    So, now I'm hoping that someone will be able to tell me where I can buy a new star washer. If I leave it as-is, I'm guessing that I will just lose the ability to have the door propped half open AND fully open. Correct? Or is there some door alignment support provided by these detent rollers?
    Here's a pic...

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    Thanks FABO!
     
  2. cudascott

    cudascott wish I had a Hemi

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    I was thinking rick sold those as well but maybe not. They only serve to hold the door open and don’t control alignment at all. Maybe just find an old hinge with a good one on it to use to replace your broken one. Grind the end that is swaged flush remove the pin replace the detent roller and weld the pin in.
     
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    • Tad

      Tad FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Mopar Leo restores door hinges. I mean AMAZING work!! EVERYTHING is new minus the actual metal brackets.
       
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      • jonn6464

        jonn6464 1970 Duster

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        Thanks for the replies. I'm trying not to have to buy a whole new hinge, if I can help it. I'm hoping a member here has one that I can poach the roller from.
         
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          He actually re-uses your same hinge brackets and just replaces everything on them. He actually has a guy that makes all new parts specifically for these hinges
           
        • cudascott

          cudascott wish I had a Hemi

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          I think I may have one let me check if so I’ll mail it to you
           
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          That would an amazing gesture. I'm happy to cover the cost. Thank you cudascott!
           
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          cudascott wish I had a Hemi

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          i’ll check for the detent roller this evening
           
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          • MoparLeo

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            Amazing, a rebuild in 20 minutes. Takes me almost of a day and I have been rebuilding Mopar hinges for 25 years. You must be talking about just a "pin rebuild". Here is what a rebuild kit would look like if I sold one, which I don't. You need special reamers and welding equipment etc... to do it completely. Anyway, give me a shipping address and I will send you a couple. It will cost $3.00 shipping.
            Thanks. I will send you some info in case you ever need a complete service done. Nobody does them anymore that I am aware of. Just me.
            Thanks
            Leo

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              Totally satisfied customer here! The hinges I got from you Leo are better than new!!!
               
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            • cudascott

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              Looks Leo is gonna help you out :thumbsup:
               
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