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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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1968 door hinge stops

The "stops" that are on the lower hinge that hold the door in certain positions, on my car are in need of repair. Meaning the pressed pin is coming loose off the bottom. I have three options,


1. weld it in place
2. try to replace it, although I don't see replacements
3.buy new hinge


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 06:44 PM
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I opted for the smart way out and bought new hinges.
By the time I factored in, at a minimum, pulling the fenders and the labor to pull or drill out the old pin it wasn't worth it to me.

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Buy new hinges. They are relatively inexpensive and aren't THAT bad. Option #2 if the pin won't stay is to use an oversized pin...if you can find one....or have an original knurled.

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I opted for the smart way out and bought new hinges.
By the time I factored in, at a minimum, pulling the fenders and the labor to pull or drill out the old pin it wasn't worth it to me.
Good grief, why would you remove the fenders? I have done hinge swaps without even removing the door, just support the door with a padded jack and replace one hinge at a time. Just paint a new hinge the correct color and install it.

Oh, and use a door hinge wrench.


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Thanks guys. Fender is off as I am doing a bunch of things on the car. I will spend 10 minutes on this then may buy a new hinge.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 07:50 AM
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I bought new bottom hinges and rebuilt my tops with bushing/pin kit
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I ended up welding the back side of the door stop to the hinge. seems to be working fine. Thanks again
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 03:25 PM
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I think the lower hinge and the spring, and the plate comes in a kit from one of the better Mustang parts suppliers. Try NPD or Virginia Classic Mustang parts

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 09:41 AM
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I see these door hinge wrenches on ebay for about $100. Is there anywhere to get one a bit less pricey? My stops are both shot, cutting through the roller and pin at this point.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 10:36 AM
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Mustang Steve has a kit to fix the hinges so they will last a lifetime.
Here are a couple of pictures of what I did to my 68 hinges. I had the materials needed for this mod but if you don't Steve can supply all the stuff, I think he may even have an exchange program for these.
I used full length bronze bushings inside the top to bottom steel tube and pins made from grade 8 bolts with a zerk for lube.



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