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Old 01-20-2015, 08:43 PM   #24
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Re: 1974 C20 Soon to become a project...

Originally Posted by Super_Dave View Post

I looked at the "S" spring earlier, with the door cracked open so I could see it. Just went outside and looked again, only this time, I fished my fingers between the door and fender and low and behold, it moved! The bottom hook, rollers and all snapped off from metal fatigue... complete smooth break!

So, is there a repair kit/part or do I replace the whole hinge and call it a day?

While out there, I checked out the strikers. Both are bare metal and the edges of the round heads are showing noticeable contact wear. Are there replacement bushings, or is this a replacement striker situation?

Thanks for the great info!
I think brothers or LMC sells just the spring but in all likelihood you probably need bushings too. Hinges aren't that expensive so price it out before you spend all the time rebuilding them.

You can get new striker bushings. It is called pex pipe if I remember correctly.

Good luck on your build. I have a C20 myself.
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