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Garage => Interiors & Exteriors => Topic started by: marku on 29 April 2018, 08:42 AM

Title: Door Hinges
Post by: marku on 29 April 2018, 08:42 AM
Got a seized door hinge absolutely solid. No idea why worked OK last time. Any tips on freeing it? Can the pin be driven out or must it be pressed?
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: Harv on 29 April 2018, 09:28 AM
Are you sure it is the hinge and not the check strap? Sometimes those rollers break and get stuck.

Kent has a video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ncYY73EVVs

Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: rumb on 29 April 2018, 10:36 AM
I purchased some bronze bushings intending the rebuild some hinges.  if you support the bottom closely around the pin, you can press them out. they are very tight.  if you dont support correctly you will bend the entire hinge and ruin it.

once the pin is out you will find that it is just as worn as the bushing, and since they dont sell pins, a worn out hinge is worthless.

There is a grease fitting on the hinge, you need a pointed rubber tip on your grease gun to force grease in the hole.

hinges are NLA, so try and find some good used ones. you can also purchase new grease fittings.
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: daantjie on 29 April 2018, 10:45 AM
My money is on check strap too but good tip on greasing the hinge. Very satisfying to see that old black grease being forced out by fresh grease ;)
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: Harv on 30 April 2018, 08:24 AM
Check PM. I have both hinges and door check straps.
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: marku on 30 April 2018, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the advice. It is the hinge because I took it off and it is absolutely solid. Got a bit of movement by heating it but couldn't get it free. Couldn't drive the pin out either but there does't seem much point if it is just worn out. Its the LH front bottom perhaps I never noticed it much before as probably the weight of the door helped. It is a surprise that they last so long I wouldn't think its been greased for 30 years. The grease points on all the hinges were well painted over.
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: ptashek on 30 April 2018, 01:35 PM
I'm using "Normfest High Press Spray Grease" to keep all Goldies hinges (door and otherwise) lubricated.
It's a spray-on grease, which initially has WD40-like properties in that it penetrates all nooks and crannies and then, unlike WD40, thickens to a grease film.
Repels water and doesn't attract dirt, which is a nice bonus on a car.
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: marku on 01 May 2018, 08:28 AM
Never heard of it is it local?
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: floyd111 on 01 May 2018, 04:01 PM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Normfest-2894-445-1-High-Press-High-Pressure-Adhesive-Grease-400ml-Lubricant-/351975090174

Since it's a spray, no courier will allow shipping, unless it's land-transport, or you hide it in a parcel with non-sprays.
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: ptashek on 02 May 2018, 12:22 AM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Normfest-2894-445-1-High-Press-High-Pressure-Adhesive-Grease-400ml-Lubricant-/351975090174

Since it's a spray, no courier will allow shipping, unless it's land-transport, or you hide it in a parcel with non-sprays.

So the theory goes. Practice looks entirely different. Same goes for stuff with lithium batteries in it.
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: ptashek on 02 May 2018, 12:27 AM
Never heard of it is it local?

They're German, but have resellers all over Europe. I think eurocarparts carries a selection of their products.
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: marku on 02 May 2018, 04:55 AM
OK thanks will take  it up.
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: floyd111 on 02 May 2018, 03:38 PM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Normfest-2894-445-1-High-Press-High-Pressure-Adhesive-Grease-400ml-Lubricant-/351975090174

Since it's a spray, no courier will allow shipping, unless it's land-transport, or you hide it in a parcel with non-sprays.

So the theory goes. Practice looks entirely different. Same goes for stuff with lithium batteries in it.

I have tried and failed to ship sprays 100% of then time over these last 5 years or so. . I hope others must have done better then that, but haven't seen much  proof from where I am at. Have not encountered battery issues or customs questions myself, so I can't judge that one. Are mail services supposed to decline all items with batteries great and small these days?
Title: Re: Door Hinges
Post by: marku on 03 May 2018, 11:30 AM
Europarts stocks it here and its price includes delivery. I regularly get  cellulose paints and thinners by carrier and the packages are marked flammable so apparently the authorities don't care what happens to us. Did have one driver who we have regularly complain that a package, not for us, unmarked had burst open containing several large aerosols. His complaint was that it was dangerous but there appear to be no regulations here covering the transport of such items. Either that or no one pays any attention to them.