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Old 10-22-2010, 06:15 PM   #15
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Thanks for the tip on replacing the Hinge Pin.

Where can I find instructions for adjusting the door hinge on 1969 Overlander?
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:20 AM   #16
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I reamed out the oblong hinge pin holes on mine and installed bronze bushing and a new pin. Any good machine shop should be able to preform the task. See page 15 post 203 of the link below




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Old 10-25-2010, 02:05 PM   #17
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You should see where a "split pin" was inserted about midway in the hinge, that partially went thru the hinge pin. That split pin holds the hinge pin in place, after you tap it in place and then drill a small hole thru it for the split pin.

Make sense?

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I received my new hinge pin today (really fast delivery) from Inland RV. I pulled the bottom piece of the old one out, to find that it was definately broken in half, and that is why it had slipped down. When someone had drilled for the split pin, it looks like they drilled way too large a hole, and it wasn't centered, so it cut out about 75% of the hinge pin. I don't know how long it has been in there, broken, but is is obvious that my door has not been hanging properly for a long time. Not sure exactly where I am headed from here, except first to see what size split pins I can get, and to get washers, so that I can get the door to hang level again.

Any suggestions/help would be much appreciated.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:55 PM   #18
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I received my new hinge pin today (really fast delivery) from Inland RV. I pulled the bottom piece of the old one out, to find that it was definately broken in half, and that is why it had slipped down. When someone had drilled for the split pin, it looks like they drilled way too large a hole, and it wasn't centered, so it cut out about 75% of the hinge pin. I don't know how long it has been in there, broken, but is is obvious that my door has not been hanging properly for a long time. Not sure exactly where I am headed from here, except first to see what size split pins I can get, and to get washers, so that I can get the door to hang level again.

Any suggestions/help would be much appreciated.
Split pins are available in many different sizes.

The one you should use, would fit the body of the hinge. That then is the same size hole that you must drill thru the hinge pin.

Then with the correct split pin, it will hold the hinge firmly to the hinge body.

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Old 10-25-2010, 10:58 PM   #19
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Thanks Aerowood for your comment using a machine shop to bore and insert bushings. But I can't do that.

I need to find out how to adjust the hinge to compensate for wear.
Anyone know how to do that?

Do you adjust the side of the hinge that bolts to the door or the other side on the body of the trailer? Does the door have to be supported somehow when you loosen the bolts for adjustment?
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