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Old July 31st, 2007, 02:24 PM
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Soft top rear door hinges...

My rear door is sagging, I have to lift it as I close it in order for it to latch. New badger going on soon so I want to get this door correct before installing the belt rail kit.

I put new hinge pins/balls/springs in but it didn't help much. I think the hinges are just worn from the weight of the spare and 13 years of use.

Anyone have a part # for these upper and lower hinges? Are they just series door hinges?

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~Steve
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Just call George at Rovers Down South and tell him what you need.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 04:58 PM
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The hinges are cast iron and really should not wear, only the brass balls should wear out over time. Loosen the bolts that attach to the body, use a piece of wood as a wedge to lift the tailgate up and tighten the bolts. After adjusting mine, it opens and closes with ease. Also, I coated the brass balls with axle grease to minimize wear. Hope this helps!


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Mike, Ill give it a shot, hope you're right!

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There's a story somewhere on this site where a guy used Military hinges an fixed it right up. the hinges are flat metal which is probably a better design anyway.

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Well my hinges are definitely worn! But I was able to get the door closing correctly by loosening and moving the top hinge a bit..

now on to mounting the new top!
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