Can you change a 1967 door hinge pin without removing the door?

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Re: Can you change a 1967 door hinge pin without removing the door?

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Post by DieselD » 16 Feb 2018, 08:50

Glad I did all this when my body work was done! This does not look like a fun job with a fully assembled door and car.
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Re: Can you change a 1967 door hinge pin without removing the door?

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Post by Royce » 16 Feb 2018, 09:13

The fender comes off easily without removing the front bumper or grille. Just unbolt it from everything. Door adjustment needs to be doe with the fender removed.
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Re: Can you change a 1967 door hinge pin without removing the door?

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Post by JETEXAS » 18 Feb 2018, 22:15

Thanks for the encouragement, Royce. Getting the fender on and off wasn't as daunting as it seemed. However, I'm glad the residents had vacated before I yanked it.

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Once it was off, I loosened all the hinge bolts, then I shut the door and held it in place while my wife tightened the bolts back up.
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While the back edge of the door looks great, the front gap seems pretty large, but I'll come back to that when I'm finally ready to paint.

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Going to tackle the passenger side this week.
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Re: Can you change a 1967 door hinge pin without removing the door?

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Post by DieselD » 19 Feb 2018, 08:35

your fender gap may simply be you fender needing to slide back a bit. You want to alight the door to the body/rocker, hood to the cowl then fender to hood/door.
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Re: Can you change a 1967 door hinge pin without removing the door?

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Post by JETEXAS » 14 Mar 2018, 12:54

I pulled the passenger fender first before attempting that side ... SO MUCH EASIER. With the door shut I was actually able to pull each hinge off and replace them one at a time, and they didn't require any further adjustment afterward.

Very glad this project is finished because the passenger door was a real pain to get closed, and it kept flying open while I was making test drives around the neighborhood.
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