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    Door hinges

    In addition to the dash/ cockpit work I am also redoing the hinges. I have purchased the new pins, my question is do I need to use the brass collars that came with the pins.
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    Do you have pics? I understood there were no aftermarket pins for our vans, you had to adapt some Jeep pins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staypuff68 View Post
    In addition to the dash/ cockpit work I am also redoing the hinges. I have purchased the new pins, my question is do I need to use the brass collars that came with the pins.
    Yes, use the brass collars in between the two hinge pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanSandy View Post
    Do you have pics? I understood there were no aftermarket pins for our vans, you had to adapt some Jeep pins.
    Chrysler pin #675-5141, but yoyu need to drill out you hinge pieces with letter bits H and R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiley View Post
    Chrysler pin #675-5141, but yoyu need to drill out you hinge pieces with letter bits H and R.
    Yeah that's what I used on my 1st gen

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    Dorman

    I got the dorman hinges from Rock Auto. They didn't come with the drill bits. What are the consequences of just sizing the pins to the same diameter bit and using a drill press to drill them out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staypuff68 View Post
    I got the dorman hinges from Rock Auto. They didn't come with the drill bits. What are the consequences of just sizing the pins to the same diameter bit and using a drill press to drill them out?
    Smiley listed the size bits you need, I did it without a drill press (cuz I don't have one), if you go slow, the bit will go straight through the hole, the hinge steel is pretty thick, it won't wander.

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    A little heat and a punch...Click image for larger version. 

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    The bits are letter size "H" and "R" ordered from McMaster-Carr less than $25.
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    You can also get the drill bits at Fastenal.
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    What they dont tell you..

    All drilled out...bushings pressed in..
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    The thing that nobody mentioned was now the knuckle dont fit...
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    Youre going to have to remove some material to make them fit correctly.
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