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Help with 1987 Chevy S10 Blazer Door Hinge Replacement


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BigBadOsker
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Oct 27, 2014, 5:40 AM

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Help with 1987 Chevy S10 Blazer Door Hinge Replacement Sign In

1987
Chevrolet
S10 Blazer 4WD 2.8L


Hi, Im somewhat mechanically inclined but I need some help removing this door hinge and replacing it. This is a picture of the passenger side, the driver's side is what needs replaced but I do not want to open the door because the pin has been ripped from the hinge and it's a pain to shut the damn door.

Does this need to be heated up with a torch and then removed or something? I think it's welded on, which will probably be a pain. I'd really like to get this done; It's a pain in the butt getting in and out of the vehicle. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 27, 2014, 6:09 AM

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You can get just the pin and bushings for those which should be most of what is worn. Too late of course but these need greasing every oil change or go bad and are WELDED IN as you think. Horrible job to undo and line up drilling out unseen studs.


For the age if with new pin(s) available anywhere cheap with the bushings and it doesn't line up at striker well still it's bent or wore out the welded part.
At the age I think I'd go for bending the entire door hinge which can and will distort door or body to get real close but may flop UP not DOWN which you won't notice then. Body shops should know or do this AYOR for the perfection of the fit or damage to the door or body. Ask but do the hinge pins first (cheap) and see it that enough to keep you happy,


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BigBadOsker
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Oct 27, 2014, 6:13 AM

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Hi, Tom Greenleaf

Thank you for the quick reply. The major problem is that the whole hinge needs replaced. I believe the whole door was bent back the wrong way or something, because where the pins slide through is completely busted. The door will not open without falling off. I have no choice but to replace the hinge. Any suggestions? Will I need a plasma cutter to get the thing off?

I appreciate the replies.


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 27, 2014, 6:40 AM

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These hinges suk need I say more? IDK what you want to do if door falls off because of the hinge just where is the problem? Whole hinge with pin is available and yes it's cut out old up to drilling and such to get out for new that should bolt in I think?


Body work is not my trade but deal with this crap as needed alone or with body shops up to hacking this with creative welding as needed for assorted stupid designs.


Don't know what you are capable of. If just the pins have worn existing welding on parts you should be able to create something acceptable without going wild.


No joke, pro done and pretty these are nasty expensive! Own one as GM does this on several models.


Hard part if you can work with this is holding the dang door while doing something unless you totally take it off. Helper for on and off or you'll chip the crap out of painted edges so AYOR with what you do.


Back to pins. They are similar to common home doors. Pin like a nail and bushings that are a bronze knurled to stick hard in hole of steel permanent hinge parts should be all that wore out or was neglected so long it harmed the welded on stuff.


Pics were excellent of this. I still suggest idea from a body shop near you as to the best approach for $$ and making it right and whether pretty matters much or not at this point?


If keeping this or all other vehicles you may own oil this stuff all the time and it never causes a problem except for damage and that takes bending tools sometimes you are unlikely to own or want to,


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