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Old 01-25-2015, 06:45 PM
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The rattle trap doors finally drove me nuts enough to fix..

So i ordered the bronze door hinge pin bushings from southbostonfj on mud.
he sends you 8 bushings for 20 bucks iirc..

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It wasnt as difficult to remove the doors as i have read because the PO had beat the crap out of the upper pins and they were bent such that the windshield frame no longer interfered.

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there was one plastic bushing present on one side..
the remaining 7 were missing..no wonder it was rattling. .

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The bronze ones fit nicely on the door side top and bottom of each hinge..

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Even though the PO scratched the paint all up..i taped up some to minimize new damage...then installed the top pin upside down after straightening them to bypass the w/s frame interference. ..
this double hammer method worked well to drive the pins back in..one hammer held steady while the second is used to strike the first hammer rather than the pin.

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The difference is amazing..so much more solid..well worth the 20 bones.


I finished off todays work recycling the screws from the light i got from treeroots discount parts emporium to replace the two missing screws on each of my turn signals...thanks for that sacrificial light Mike!
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Next up is pulling the heater copper pipes that go through the firewall..
They both have hairline cracks that spread and leak (a lot ) once they get warm.
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:20 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:27 PM
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Kewl I'll have to try those bushings
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Lemme know if anyone has a set of these pipes that run through firewall to heater with provision for rear heater...
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