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Re: Sticky Door Hinges

I see some other folks have posted, but have you tried LPS 3?  This is
a heavy duty penetrant/lubricant, supposed to be good for 1 year under
saltwater.  Better hardware stores have it.  I think the factory
manual recomends regular engine oil, which is what I've been using.
My hinges had no caps when I got it, squeaked like crazy.  A few drops
at the reccomended intervals followed by getting proper caps from the
junkyard soon had them quieted down.

For pin replacement procedure, see the Bentley manual, they have a
whole section in there.  I did notice RMMW's catalog had oversize pins
listed, if you go the factory route and ream oversize and press new
ones in.  I believe these are the same between Bug and Type III.  I
know you can get oversize/undersize reamers from a machine shop
tooling supplier, a couple of mail order sources would be Enco and
MSC.  I believe they both have web sites.

If you go the replacement route, just drill the old ones out(very
carefully, drill press time!!), you're going to be redoing the hole
size anyway.

On Thu, 25 Jun 1998 12:25:10 -0700, you wrote:

>I need ideas on how to fix rusty hinge pins on my '69. I've been spraying
>them with WD 40 for years, and it's time to do something about it. The top
>hinge looks especially hard to press out. I'm ready to get out the welder
>to make a screw action press tool, but it would be great if anyone has a
>better idea.
>Nathan Jacobsen

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