[Vwdiesel] Rabbit doorhinge pin to change . ( drivers side LHD ).
h_hagar at prcn.org
Fri Jul 11 13:45:11 EDT 2003
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This for Nate Wall and archives. Take door off ( piece of cake ) =
just two bolts and a flat piece of steel with a clevis. Just did a 19=
82 with slop like the one of Nate's. Thinking it was a simple door hinge=
was my mistake ---so the first one became a PIA job. The next one will b=
e a piece of cake.
Drift and BIG hammer drive them --UP --. I found very little wear on pin =
(hardened steel) it was the bushing that was --- GONE -- so before s=
tarting get a bushing from VW should be about a dime.
Wound up machining a steel bushing ( very difficult it is that thin) . next=
will be a wrap of brass shimstock.
I made it a press fit and the door is tight as a drum. One hard thing is =
the fact that you can not drift straight on .(sheet metal is in the way.) =
The bushings are very short so little wonder they wear out .Thats a heavy d=
oor. ( ask my big toe). Hagar.
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