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Old May 17th, 2019, 08:23
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Issue with a 99 xj 2dr hinge pin

My 99 2dr hinge is worn out. open the door and it drops about 1" or more. So I took it apart Had to cut it pin in half to get it out.


now for the problem. the pin is not worn but the hinge itself is worn.
So I have about .250 sloop around the pin and the hinge that is welded to the jeep.


I would post a picture but I am not allowed yet.


Any suggestions on what to do next?
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Old May 17th, 2019, 08:50
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Re: Issue with a 99 xj 2dr hinge pin

Easiest would be to weld up the hinge and re-drill it. I would add a bushing while I was in there.
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Re: Issue with a 99 xj 2dr hinge pin

Locate an oversized hardened pin, then drill and ream the hinge to fit the pin. Or, fit a bushing and buy a pin to fit the bushing ID size.
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Old May 18th, 2019, 08:11
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Re: Issue with a 99 xj 2dr hinge pin

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Locate an oversized hardened pin, then drill and ream the hinge to fit the pin. Or, fit a bushing and buy a pin to fit the bushing ID size.

followed your advice, Drilled out the hinge part that goes on the door to fit a grade 8 bolt that has a smooth shaft that is long enough to go thru the hinge. Had it in my spare bolt can, LOL redneck. then once placed in place, I tack welded the bolt to the hinge that is welded to the body. Nice tight fit, Whne tha wears out in 10 years I will worry about how I will fix it then.
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