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Old 05-11-2019, 10:57 AM   #26
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Re: Jacking a door ???

Interesting!

So the principle of bending the hinges is sound. I just used a bottle jack and some blocks of wood.
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:28 PM   #27
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Re: Jacking a door ???

The body style before my '88. had bolted hinges. Ours are welded on.

I did a photo-story / magazine article for the install of the new-style, LMC Truck replacement hinges, using my '88 C2500 Sierra. We discovered I had to split the door / body-edge open at the spot welds, to install the bolt on hinge bolts, inside. We sorta faked the install, and showed the bushing/pin replacement. ( Remember, the pair of brass bushings are different on a single hinge - so watch for that!)

So, using the 2x4 trick is better for the first attempt.
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:55 PM   #28
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The body style before my '88. had bolted hinges. Ours are welded on.
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Yeah, I know I have a 1976 GMC sitting out here. Doors are just fine but it burns oil like crazy so needs a new engine. But it's 2wd so I don't know yet what I'm going to do with it. That's why I bought this 1989 real cheap a few years ago so I would have a 4wd pickup to get into rough spots in the woods to get firewood.

Also the dirt roads out here turn into bogs when it rains or the snow is melting. The county has done a dang fine job of scraping all the gravel off into the ditch
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