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Old 10-11-2007, 10:05 AM   #6
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Re: "Basics of Basics" rebuilding hinges.

I only replaced the top hinges bushings. I simply knocked out the pin, leaned the door over on a floor jack with a 2x4 on top. I busted up the bushings with a small, sharp chisel until the pieces just fell out. I could have done both top and bottom this way but the bottom was barely loose. After replacing the top, the door worked almost perfect and I stopped there instead of doing the bottom too.

You can see in the bottom photo how the door side of the hinge is right there in the picture. So the space is a little cramped but do-able.

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