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Old 11-27-2011, 12:38 PM
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need new pins on the orphan fridge door

i am wondering if anyone knows a hard way to replace the pins in the door hinge? i know the really, really hard way that actually destroys the hinge, and i have never seen new ones so i am gonna try to repin a pair i saved off the old parts truck. i have thought about puncturing a can of wd40 , putting it in a bowl and soaking them for a few weeks. also thought about soaking them in atf. i could just spray them everyday for a month or so but i would really like to submerge them in something so i can walk away from them for a few weeks. just trying to make it easier when i get them in the press. hopefully it wont destroy the hinge this time.
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You can buy wd-40 in a gallon jug rather than popping an aerosol can open. Instead try a 50/50 mix diesel and atf, works good on loosening up rust.

Another option is Evapo-Rust. Will remove every last spec of rust, then you can repair and paint it easily. About $10 a bottle last time I bought some and it should be enough to do both hinges and more.

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You could also try something like CLR. (calcium, lime, rust remover)
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thanks for the ideas. now that you say wd40 in a gallon jug i remember seeing those. thats probably safer than busting open a can. i have never heard of diesel and atf, might try that first just to see how good it works. thanks again. i will probably wait for it to snow so i can drive it around without the doors to keep the neighbors on their toes.
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I've never seen new hinges...
Here's three of the little darlin's...NOS

1957/60 F100/1100:

4) B7C-8122800-A .. Door Hinge-Upper/Lower Right Side-For Left Side, reverse the hinge pin / Obsolete

ANTIQUE AUTO SUPPLY in Arlington TX has ONE = 817-275-2381.

WESLEY OBSOLETE PARTS in Liberty KY has TWO = 606-787-5293.

No Ford Dealer, no other obsolete parts vendor has any.
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thanks for the ideas. now that you say wd40 in a gallon jug i remember seeing those. thats probably safer than busting open a can. i have never heard of diesel and atf, might try that first just to see how good it works. thanks again. i will probably wait for it to snow so i can drive it around without the doors to keep the neighbors on their toes.
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When all else fails add HEAT it can be your friend.... I ended up sawing top of pin and pushing/pounding downward since they were still on truck......
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yea, im gonna soak them for a good long time and hopefully get them out without the heat. that will be option two. Bill, i assume those are new nos hinges and not just the pins, i might have to see what they want for them. also didnt know you could flip them right to left by taking out the pin. i did read that right didnt i?
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Here's three of the little darlin's = NOS

1957/60 F100/1100:

4) B7C-8122800-A .. Door Hinge-includes pin / Upper/Lower Right Side / For the Left Side, reverse the hinge pin.
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