Paint & Body Work - need hinge answer asap
04-18-2012, 12:31 PM
My driver side lower hinge is all fucked up. Im assuming its the pin/bushing. I need tp fix this asap since i plan on putting my sunoco stripes on. Now after all ive read i really just want a definitive answer. Can i just swap in new pin/bushings? If so, where do i get them and is there a write up? If i need the whole hinge where can i get that since the dealer told me the driver side is discontinued.
Fyi, this is for my 01 SS
04-18-2012, 12:39 PM
go to oriellys/autozone/advanced auto, in their help section, look for the pin and bushing set, cost around 5 bucks and its easy to install. no you shouldnt have to replace the whole hinge hince why they use a brass bushing, the bushing wears out first and even if it did wallow the hole out a little, the new bushings will straighten it back out.
04-18-2012, 12:59 PM
have you actually done this on your camaro? the only reason im asking is the more i keep reading i see some people saying this is not a serviceable part and that i need to change the whole hinge. Id like to just do the pin if its easier and cheaper obviously. I looked on ebay and saw some kits claiming they are for a 98 camaro and im assuming its the same. i Dont wanna order it and then realize that its not possible to change. Is there a writeup anywhere of someone who has actually done this?
Sorry if i seem impatient i just really wanna put my stripes on but i cant do it until my door body lines are all lined up
04-18-2012, 01:02 PM
don't know of any write up but i did this with parts bought from oriellys, takes 10 minutes.
04-18-2012, 01:06 PM
awesome dude, thanks. im gonna head over to autozone on lunch or right after work. Sorry if this is a dumb question but im assuming itll say on the back of the package that its for an 01 chevy and whatnot correct? How does the pin come out? im assuming i have to lift the door a bit to take the weight off it and i guess its pretty straightforward from there?
04-18-2012, 03:05 PM
Damn dude, i'm sorry....i was thinking older camaro hinges for some reason.....on our year models you have to replace the entire hinge assy.
sorry for the confusion...
04-18-2012, 03:06 PM
Ugggghhhh. Dealer says its discontinued
04-18-2012, 03:27 PM
salvage yard.....all 98 and up regaurdless if it had a six banger or an 8 will be the same....go scrounging at the Junk Yard.
04-18-2012, 04:02 PM
Ive been checking all the yards in the area with no luck. This is totally starting to piss me off
04-18-2012, 05:22 PM
93-02 use the same hinges, so that can help broaden your search a bit.
There are several on ebay.
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