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12/7/17 11:00am - Original Message: 'Door Hinge Pin replacement'
Dblancha79
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Weatogue, CT - USA

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1979 C3 L82 350 cu in

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I need to replace the door hinge pins on my 1979 C3. Any tips I should know about to avoid problems?  Thanks

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12/8/17 1:43pm - Reply: 'Re: Door Hinge Pin replacement'
BillHanna
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Cana, VA - USA

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1975 Stingray

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There is a tool available from most Corvette suppliers that will make the job much easier.  It is worth the cost of getting it.

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12/8/17 2:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Door Hinge Pin replacement'
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Weatogue, CT - USA

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1979 C3 L82 350 cu in

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Thanks



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12/11/17 2:55pm - Reply: 'Re: Door Hinge Pin replacement'
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SHELBYVILLE, TN - USA

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1976 L48 auto

1978 L82 4speed

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Enlist a second pair of hands if possible,  and from my own experience and f*-up,  get a bath towel or something similar and place it along the front edge of the door or fender(or both).... as i accidentally lost my grip(was doing it by myself, with a floor jack on the outer end of the door to help keep it level)  and ended up with a nice scratch on the door from the fender edge hitting it....  its a tight area to get in there with a punch and hammer, especially the top pin, if i recall(its been a decade or better)...  but it can be done :)      

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12/11/17 6:55pm - Reply: 'Re: Door Hinge Pin replacement'
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1979 C3 L82 350 cu in

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Thanks, good advise

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12/13/17 7:42pm - Reply: 'Re: Door Hinge Pin replacement'
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Cadiz, KY - USA

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Ok. Take the doors off. Replace the springs, bushings and pins. Spring replacement is much easier with the door unfastened and moved back about 6. Support the doors and do the complete job. Those worn out parts were all born at the same time. A bit more effort, less chance of buggering the paint and you will be happier in the long run. Ask me how I know? Plan, do it once and you will be pleased. If you dont, guaranteed you will wish you had done the bushings and pins at the same time. Only my opinion.

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