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Old 08-07-2015, 09:09 AM
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New yj windshield hinges

I I just installed a new windshield frame and rugged ridge hinges to my 90 yj. I have lined up the holes on the front of the hinges but the sides of the hinges will not line up right. Any suggestions

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Is the misalignment on the top or bottom of the hinge? If its on the bottom part, get yourself a rat tail file, and elongate the holes on the tub. If the misalignment is on the top, ensure that the side nut plate is loose. They can freeze up due to rust.

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Yes, the front holes are most important because the moving plate inside the windsheild frame. The side holes can just be drilled or filed to match a little better. I installed a new windsheid frame and hinges with another problem. The inside bracket holes didn't match up on the right side. I have to retap the threads and then elongate the lower bracket hole to line it up. No fun but the only way to do it.
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