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Old 02-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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Tailgate hinge repair

I have a broke hinge pin. How do I get this out and where do I find a replacement pin? Any tips and hints welcome. Thanks

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:50 PM   #2
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What year Jeep do you have? Stock hinges? Aftermarket? A picture would be helpful.

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
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Sorry for that . It's stock, and a friend at work helped me get it fixed. Busted pin and locked up. What we did was slowly heat the stationary part and the pins popped out. The hinge part wasn't so easy. We heated it and nothing. So we put it in the milling machine and bored out half the pin. Very hard even with a Cardiff spade :o. About halfway through we hit it with a hammer and a few good licks and out it came. After I got home I got some hinge repair bushings and a long grade 5 shoulder bolt. Took my 1/2 endmill and bored a small hole for the bushing. Put everything together and all is perfect. No play, no swag, nothing. I'll try to get some pics if I can.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:39 PM   #4
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Sounds like a fun little project! Don't you hate it when such a simple operation takes so long?
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:11 PM   #5
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Tailgate hinge repair

Yes it's awful. Now I had to put on an exhaust gasket and that turned into a head pull since the studs broke and there was no other way to get them out. Oh well, as my friend said, "welcome to the jeep world".
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:59 AM   #6
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mine are worn plum out and my tailgate rattles , driveing me crazy,,,i think im going to do the drop gate change,,,after i research it more and learn how to do it..

i loved it on my 48 willy cj2a
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:15 AM   #7
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BAP I believe poison spyder sells a drop down tailgate kit.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:53 AM   #8
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thanks moto,,,,im checking that out..
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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Swag-off-road has a nice one too. But to be honest, you can piece together everything you need from Home Depot/lowes for much less. If I had to do it again, as much as I like supporting American companies, I would just buy the parts myself.

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