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upper door hinge
« on: September 02, 2011, 07:45:27 AM »
 Has anyone changed the upper door hinge ? Does the fender have to come off? Thank you!

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Re: upper door hinge
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 11:48:09 AM »
I had to change it on my car & I found it can be done without removing the front fender but it is MUCH MUCH easier to do it without the fender on the car.
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Re: upper door hinge
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 08:58:20 PM »
Thank you Matt.

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Re: upper door hinge
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 10:39:55 PM »
Glad to help
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Re: upper door hinge
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011, 10:47:20 AM »
take the door off and it is easy as pie!!!!
 
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Re: upper door hinge
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2011, 11:46:48 AM »
Hi, the trouble is I work by myself and the door is HEAVY and I am not really that muscular any more! I think I read a post here a help kit can be used to take the play out of a door. The door opens and closes ok but has a lot of play when it is opened a little bit and when driving over Pennsylvania's lovely well manicured thoroughfares it rattles when closed. Another of many little things, but I got the water pump changed and working!

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Re: upper door hinge
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2011, 01:53:26 PM »
On mine the hinges are lose.... I was told to get bushing for the hinges? is that right?