El Camino Tailgate Hinge Repair - Chevelle Tech
El Caminos El Camino & Sprint

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By David Bates
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 19, 8:59 PM Thread Starter
Team Member
Dave
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: The Republic Of Texas
Posts: 4,583
El Camino Tailgate Hinge Repair

I pulled the bumpers off the '70 project that I am working on, and found out why the tailgate binds when opening and closing. Both hinge pins are gone and there are some undersize nuts and bolts in their place. Are there pins available to repair these. and is it feasible to do so, or should I look for another set?
Thanks.

It is a rare man who can count his own blessings and not mistake them for personal achievements.
"SSuper Dave" Palmer
A.C.E.S. #1483 TC #32 Gold
1970 El Camino Custom, 350/300, needs paint, rust free Arizona car
1968 Caprice coupe, Ash Gold/Ivy Gold, 327/300hp, rally wheels, disc brakes, buckets, console, am/fm and tach dash, tilt and a/c.
SSuper Dave is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 19, 9:49 PM
Tech Team
Rick
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
Posts: 654
Re: El Camino Tailgate Hinge Repair

OPGI part number CH27555. This is a kit for both hinges. $39.99 plus shipping in the 2019 catalog.

Rick

1970 El Camino under Reconstruction - 5.3L LS VORTEC Engine and 4L60E Transmission
B52bombardier1 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 19, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
Team Member
Dave
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: The Republic Of Texas
Posts: 4,583
Re: El Camino Tailgate Hinge Repair

Thanks! Pretty steep for some small items, but whaddaya gonna do?

It is a rare man who can count his own blessings and not mistake them for personal achievements.
"SSuper Dave" Palmer
A.C.E.S. #1483 TC #32 Gold
1970 El Camino Custom, 350/300, needs paint, rust free Arizona car
1968 Caprice coupe, Ash Gold/Ivy Gold, 327/300hp, rally wheels, disc brakes, buckets, console, am/fm and tach dash, tilt and a/c.
SSuper Dave is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 19, 6:39 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
Dave
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Agawam, MA / Sarasota, FL
Posts: 2,696
Re: El Camino Tailgate Hinge Repair

AMK has the pins, 2 for $5 on the bottom of page 153 B-11648 or B-11649. Bushings are 6 for $5 in the middle of page 129 B-15015.
Schwany likes this.

Dave
USAF Retired (1968-1988)
UTC Aerospace Systems, Space Systems International - Retired (1989-2014)
David Bates is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 19, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
Team Member
Dave
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: The Republic Of Texas
Posts: 4,583
Re: El Camino Tailgate Hinge Repair

Many thanks!

It is a rare man who can count his own blessings and not mistake them for personal achievements.
"SSuper Dave" Palmer
A.C.E.S. #1483 TC #32 Gold
1970 El Camino Custom, 350/300, needs paint, rust free Arizona car
1968 Caprice coupe, Ash Gold/Ivy Gold, 327/300hp, rally wheels, disc brakes, buckets, console, am/fm and tach dash, tilt and a/c.
SSuper Dave is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevelle Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address. Note, you will be sent a confirmation request to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome