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My LH door is getting harder to close, it keeps getting lower and lower so the striker doesn't line up exactly. The detent on my hinge is totally worn out too which is annoying since the door keeps shutting. Is there anyone out there that could do a complete rebuild on the hinges? I'm talking complete disassembly, bead blasting, and primer as well as replacing the pins and everything? I'd do it myself but I don't wanna risk screwing it up.

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Shawn,
Hinges are very easy to rebuild. It is hard to screw up. The pin and bushing kits are still available from GM. You will have to find someone to glass bead them for you.
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Most of the chain parts houses like Auto Zone, Advance Auto, etc. carry generic pin/bushing kits in their Help line which is a Dorman brand I think. Also Ausley's has replacement hinges that are ready to paint and install. They're slightly different from originals at close inspection but that'd be the easiest way if you don't want to bead blast, etc.
 

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rebuilding is ez, the HARD part is not screwing up your paint trying to put the door back on
if it ain't aligned right you can screw up your door/fender and paint. just take your time, the rebuild is a no-brainer.

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I rebuilt my hinges last weekend. It was very easy until I snapped a drill bit off while replacing the detent roller. The story and pictures are on my web site. Smithy

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One more thing Shawn, if your doors on your El Camino have not been off, the bolts attaching the hinge to the body will be extremly tight. Or so they've been extremly tight on the two cars that I've done that hte doors have never been off of.

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