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Old 06-04-2020, 09:38 AM   #1
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1976 Sovereign door hinge

My door on the AS seems to be sagging low and I think I can fix it by adding a few washers in the hinge. I donít see a way to remove the pin that holds the door on though and I donít want to mess anything up beating on it. Does anyone know how to remove the pin ?
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:20 AM   #2
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Are both hinges in that shape? I have never really looked at the hinges on my AS as the door seems to close fine, however, I had a similar issue with a mechanism on a pop up camper that worked like a hinge and the bushings had worn out like those washer and the unit was welded together and I was not going to get it apart without drilling out the welds. I bought a nylon kitchen cutting board and planed the surface down to the thickness I needed and then used a small keyhole saw and cut out a disc and then just a slit from one edge to the middle. Then used a heat gun to soften and snapped them in around the pin and then shaped them back to stay in place. I used the pop up for 5 more years before getting rid of it and never had an issue with the bushings not working again.
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:43 AM   #3
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Are both hinges in that shape? I have never really looked at the hinges on my AS as the door seems to close fine, however, I had a similar issue with a mechanism on a pop up camper that worked like a hinge and the bushings had worn out like those washer and the unit was welded together and I was not going to get it apart without drilling out the welds. I bought a nylon kitchen cutting board and planed the surface down to the thickness I needed and then used a small keyhole saw and cut out a disc and then just a slit from one edge to the middle. Then used a heat gun to soften and snapped them in around the pin and then shaped them back to stay in place. I used the pop up for 5 more years before getting rid of it and never had an issue with the bushings not working again.
Both hinges are a bit worn down on the bottom. My other idea to fix it is basically what you described above by just shimming it up more with some washer clips that would slide on. It looks like the hinge pin is pressed into place because there is no retainer clip holding it in place from what I can tell.
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:50 AM   #4
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My assumption after looking at the hinge some more is that there is a c-clip on the top end of the hinge that keeps the pin in place. I will probably try to remove it and then hammer the pin out of the hole.
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Old 06-05-2020, 01:25 PM   #5
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Looks like the nylon? washer/bushing? is gone letting it drop down.
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