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#1 GJSZ

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 09:42 AM

I am wanting to rebuild or replace door hinges on the Formula. Is there a good source for this? I would also like to replace the trunk hinges
Has anyone replaced the torsion springs for the trunk with gas shocks or better. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 11:16 AM

Last time I checked NPD & Classic industries had 2nd gen door hinges. Repo of course. Other sources have pin & bushing sets to fix the hinges.

 

Do a google search for 2nd gen f-body door hinges.



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:54 PM

Thank you, Sea Dog. I think I will order the oins and bushings for the doors.

The trunk hinges are in bad enough shape that i will need to replace them.

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 07:50 AM

You can buy hinge pin kits in the "help" section of your FLAPS. Check around on the Pro Touring forums for the strut use for the trunk. Are your trunk hinges rusted?


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 08:21 AM

Thank yo, Not a TA. I have ordered door hinge repair kits.

The trunk hinges are pitted around the bushing area. The bushings themselves have seen better days. The attachment welds are pretty bad looking. Like a novice replacement. The lock for the torsion rod is soft and twisted and one torsion spring broke in two in the middle.

Other than that, they are fine! ;D

My thinking is, if I am going to replace I might as well look for an improvement for hinging and release.

Thanks for point in a good direction!

GJS

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Problem may not be the hinges but the door. Its plastic. I cant find drivers doors in nany junk yard in the country that vare not drooping. Finally saw a YouTube  vid where the guy builds METAL braces inside the door and bolts the hinges to that,



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Problem may not be the hinges but the door. Its plastic. I cant find drivers doors in nany junk yard in the country that vare not drooping. Finally saw a YouTube  vid where the guy builds METAL braces inside the door and bolts the hinges to that,

That's a 4th gen problem. His '70 door is all steel (although there were plastic bushings in the door hinges.


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