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    Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    See THIS Library Article for an illustrated write-up on adjusting and/or replacing your Van's front door hinges, removing the front door(s), and/or removing the front "quarter panel".

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    what about just replacing the pins in the hinges?

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    or rather the bushings on the pins

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    That is my question also...can you buy pins and bushings anywhere for these vans? I have not been able to locate any.

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    I will eventually tackle this repair as I can't see paying $80 each for new door hinges. Toyota permanently installed the hinge pins by staking them in, but a grinder and a punch is all it takes to remove them. Once the pin is removed the holes can be drilled bigger and new pins/bushings can be installed. When I do the job I'll make a post telling members part numbers and where to get them..........unless somebody beats me to it. Tim

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    I know its from february, but has anyone done this? What did you find?

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    When I do mine the pins are going to be removable. No more pulling the fender if I want to remove my door. Tim

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    Quote Originally Posted by lamont View Post
    That is my question also...can you buy pins and bushings anywhere for these vans? I have not been able to locate any.
    No. I have been looking for years. If you find them please post it here for the rest of us. I even looked at other makes and models for a substitute. No way.

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    There is nothing packaged exclusively for the van, but there are those bins at some of the bigger hardware stores that would likely have the necessary pins & bushings. Somebody just needs to figure out which combination works the best for our vans. Bronze bushings with steel pins would be preferred (as these wear well together). Tim

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    anyone ever crack the pin/bushing replacement discussed here?

    Got loose hinges I can live with but if there was a fix easier than the whole panel remove debacle I might tackle it.

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    Haven't done it to the van, but on my 80s toyota truck I cut out the pins that were permanently pressed in and used bushings and pins from the hardware store that had a hole for a cotter pin on the bottom, now I have quick release doors for summer, just pull out the cotter and slide the pin out.

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    yup - sound easy (ish). Thx.

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    Re: Published on 09-30-2018 01:52 PM Number of Views: 87
    Adjusting and changing door hinges

    1st generation (1984-1985) van

    hello,

    is this also the same procedure for a second gen '87 4WD van?

    any response is appreciated.

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    Cornering light removal is definitely different. I recall that someone else used this 1st gen step-by-step said the remainder is essentially the same. Good luck!

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    anyone know if you can use a set of passenger side hinges on the drivers side door?

    Looks like there may be some offset to the bolt holes (?)

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    Re: Adjusting or replacing front door hinges

    According to the part numbers, the upper left is the same as the lower right, and the lower left is the same as the upper right. So the answer would be yes.

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