Re: door hinge pins
I am trying to deal with a worn hinge pin, and I am trying not to remove the whole hinge, as it will mean squaring up the door again, which, from past experiences, is a pain in the bum, particularly fore and aft movements. I don't have the door off yet, but I went to a wreckers today, and had a practice there to see how easy it was. The main problem was that the bolt that holds the door onto the pin creats a raised dimple in the pin, and this made the door very hard to lift off the pin. It does actualy seem that I may have to take both the hinges off anyway, in order to replace the one (top) hinge or pin, as I will have to take a hammer to the pin in order to remove it. It may be just as easy in the long run to simply replace the whole hinge and hang the expense! If I do that, at least I will have a spare hinge, complete with good pin.
Isn't owning a car just fun!!