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Old 09-14-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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Door hinge

hello everyone,

i have a question about door hinges. my 72' sovereign has one big
hinge in the middle of the door. when i close my door it does not shut
well at all. I open it by lifting up (barely) with a touch of my finger.
when it is open all the way back, it can rock back and forth on the
hinge. you have to make it rock by holding each side of the door.

where can i get a new pin for the door? I am hoping it is just the
pin being worn down.

Thanks for all of your help.

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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Worn Pin is Extremely Unlikely

Originally Posted by silvergirl53 View Post
... where can i get a new pin for the door? I am hoping it is just the pin being worn down...
Inland Andy, I believe, stocks new hinge pins.

The pin is steel while the hinge pieces are made of softer aluminum. It is highly unlikely the hinge pin is the problem.

In my case, the aluminum had wallered out. The only way to fix that is to either drill & bush the holes or replace the hinge pieces.

Seven years ago, I chose a different option:

It still works like a charm.

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