Video: Mustang Door Hinge Repair: Pins, Bushings & Roller Install
Published on 2013-07-10
1983-93 MUSTANG MASTER DOOR HINGE PIN & BUSHING KIT
Part #: LRS-23204-KIT
Fits: Ford Mustang GT, LX & SVT Cobra
Years: 1979 (79) - 1980 (80) - 1981 (81) - 1982 (82) - 1983 (83) - 1984 (84) - 1985 (85) - 1986 (86) - 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93)
Got saggy doors on your Fox Body Mustang? No problem! We have a fix for your sagging doors with our 5.0Resto Mustang Door Hinge Pin & Bushing Master Kit. This kit includes steel hinge pins, hinge bushings, hinge retainer pins, hinge rollers and roller pins.
Follow along in the video as Jmac shows you exactly how to replace your hinge pins, bushings and roller. Don't forget to pick up a new DOOR CHECK SPRING to finish off your door restoration project!
JONATHAN MCDONALD: 1979 to '93 Fox Mustangs are known for developing saggy doors because of worn hinge pins and bushings. And if allowed to go for too terribly long, the hinges themselves can become damaged. A sagging door can lead to air and water leaks, hard to open and shut, squeaks and creaks, worn latches and strikers, and poor panel alignment.
Now, how can you tell if you've got bad hinge pins and bushings? Well, just go up to the door, open it up, and give it a wiggle up and down. If you have any slack at all, you need new hinge pins and bushings.
Putting in new hinge pins and bushings is not an easy task. But it's not overly complicated, either. And luckily, we have you covered with several different 5.0 Resto brand hinge pin and bushing kits to cover whatever your needs may be. And remember, while you're working on your hinges, it's a golden opportunity to go ahead and replace that lower door hinge roller and the lower check spring if yours are damaged or missing. These are available separately and also as a kit.
Before you get started with this install, go ahead and have a friend come over. You're going to need an extra set of hands. Also, have something lined out to securely support the door whenever you get those hinge pins pulled out from the hinges.
If your car is still rocking the stock hinge pins, you're going to want to grab something like a Dremel tool to either grind off the top of the head or split it in two to get those hinge pins out of the hinge. If your car's like ours and has already had the hinge pins replaced once in its life, all you've got to do is pull the retaining clip and knock the pin through the hinge. Then you can slide the door away from the car slightly and go ahead and knock out your old bushings.
Now, let's say that your Mustang was let go for far too long before the hinge pins and bushings were replaced. And now the holes in your hinge are slightly oversized. And the standard hinge pin and bushing kit-- well, it's just not going to work for you.
Well, we have you covered there, too, with our 5.0 Resto hinge pin and bushing kit for severely worn hinges. It has a standard issue pin and retaining clip, but it has a slightly oversized bushing. That way, it takes up the slack, gets you back to a rattle-free door.
Go ahead and tap your new bushings into place. And before you slide the door back into the hinge halves, go ahead and replace that lower hinge roller. All you need is a pin punch.
Knock the roll pin out. Slide the new roller into place. Drive the new roll pin home.
Slide the door back toward the body and align the hinge halves. Slide your new pins into place. Retain them with the new clips. And you're done, son.
All right. No more slack. Before you go slamming your door, you want to check, your latch and striker alignment may need some adjustment. Head on over to latemodelrestoration.com for more Fox Mustang restoration parts, tech, and how-to.