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shalghamz
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: Can You Identify This Weird Door Hinge Pin? Reply with quote

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I have a D/S Door from a Ď67 donor vehicle that Iíd like to swap onto my Ď67. On my car, all of the hinges appear to be normal - thereís a pin that goes through the top and out the bottom (with the exception of the D/S top Hinge which is threaded to accommodate the mirror).

On the donor door, the top Hinge appears to be normal (with the threading for the mirror). However, the bottom hinge looks like itís welded on. I canít tell for certain and I thought itíd be wise to enlist the Sambaverseís expertise to see if you can identify what this Hinge Pin is - is it indeed a welded pin or is it an aftermarket hinge pin? If itís welded, then am I SOL in getting if out/off?

The bottom of the lower hinge appears to be normal - itís the top of the lower hinge thatís strange.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Can You Identify This Weird Door Hinge Pin? Reply with quote

The top of the bottom hinge pin looks a lot like the 68+ Bugs I've seen that have a plastic plug covering the hinge pin. The plug is removed for periodic oiling then pushed back in place.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Can You Identify This Weird Door Hinge Pin? Reply with quote

mukluk wrote:
The top of the bottom hinge pin looks a lot like the 68+ Bugs I've seen that have a plastic plug covering the hinge pin. The plug is removed for periodic oiling then pushed back in place.


Excellent observation - but it is definitely metal - Iíve just confirmed by scratching it with a pick.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Can You Identify This Weird Door Hinge Pin? Reply with quote

Try tapping it up from the bottom with a like-size punch or bolt. Could be a non OE pin of some type that a previous owner put in there .....
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Can You Identify This Weird Door Hinge Pin? Reply with quote

I think itís just a stock pin, hereís one from my 62.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Can You Identify This Weird Door Hinge Pin? Reply with quote

anthracitedub wrote:
I think itís just a stock pin, hereís one from my 62.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:22 am    Post subject: Re: Can You Identify This Weird Door Hinge Pin? Reply with quote

The pin in question is the stock early version, same as 58 to mid-67.
Once installed and painted over this is how they appear.
With the door open, you should see a cut-out in the lower finger to apply oil to.

Mid 67-up they went to new hinge style the pin having a recessed head with a clear plastic cap. There is no cut-out for oiling, with these you take the cap out for the drop of oil.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:12 am    Post subject: Re: Can You Identify This Weird Door Hinge Pin? Reply with quote

61SNRF wrote:
The pin in question is the stock early version, same as 58 to mid-67.
Once installed and painted over this is how they appear.
With the door open, you should see a cut-out in the lower finger to apply oil to.

Mid 67-up they went to new hinge style the pin having a recessed head with a clear plastic cap. There is no cut-out for oiling, with these you take the cap out for the drop of oil.


You were absolutely right - thatís exactly what it was. Surprisingly, it came out without much fuss (hammer and punch). However, the other one isnít budging - does anyone have a hinge removal tool for rent? Seems all the old ads for hinge pin tool rentals have not been active for several years
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Can You Identify This Weird Door Hinge Pin? Reply with quote

Just use one of these, the tool comes in a 3 pack at HF. Took a minute to get out.

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