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    Hey,

    Can anyone tell me where I can get hinge pins/bushings for my 69 G 10?

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    On Rockauto is where I found them.
    Doorman 38404

    You will need two drills. Sizes Letter H and R. (McMaster/Carr)

    Might take some heat to get them apart. A BFH helps too.
    DONT bend the tangs!! (ends)


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    Oversize; both these have brass bushings in the kits:
    Dorman 38404 or
    Napa 6755141
    Drill to fit pins Letter H drill (.266")
    bushings: (H drill (.332") | Pins: Q drill (.332") or R drill (.339")

    GM Standard Size:
    Bushings 3962468 (Nylon; available online GM parts site)
    Pins 3773706 - (I don't find them on GM parts site) { .240" x 3-3/4" L}


    ALL pins are trim to length as required.
    Of course check part sizes before drilling!


    Hey Mikes I am redundant - I started the post then hit enter & see Mikes reply ...
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    I knew you would have all this info.

    Thank you Gary!
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    Awesome find!

    Thanks I also needed to buy some,$5.81 a set {one pin and two bushings} cant beat the deal!
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    Guys, I looked up both numbers, and the Dorman is for later Dodges, and the NAPA says it's not for my van; is that why the drilling is needed? I saw a video of a 67 Chevy van using the Dorman number, and they worked, so just checking before I purchase.

    Thanks for the quick replies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpcarroll44 View Post
    Guys, I looked up both numbers, and the Dorman is for later Dodges, and the NAPA says it's not for my van; is that why the drilling is needed? I saw a video of a 67 Chevy van using the Dorman number, and they worked, so just checking before I purchase.

    Thanks for the quick replies!
    Yes, there are no direct-fit replacements. The Dodge hinge pin is just a touch larger and has been the standard for our repairs for decades.
    1966 Chevy Display, "Southern Belle"
    1968 Chevy, "Blue Overdose"

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    Thanks everyone! You've all been very helpful!!

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    Been there. Smacked my fingers...

    A good vise for disassembly helps. Heat and a punch got them to come apart. Keep the kids away as there may be swearing.
    Drilling them square and parallel is tricky without a good drill press or mill.
    The bushing might need to be "trimmed" a little so the leaf fits in the knuckle. I just sanded it and kept trying the fit.
    Dont remove too much material.

    The pins will need to be trimmed for length if youre concerned with the stock-ish appearance.
    They are about 1/4" too long.

    Have fun!
    Mike

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    Are we talking about front doors or side/rear doors?

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