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Door Hinge Pin and Bushing Replacement

Big T

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Doing a little research on door hinge pin replacement on the GMT 400 era trucks, and came across this excellent video


Fast forward to the end and he experiences the exact same bushing break-up that I did and in short order. Lot of comments about the crappy Dorman bushings with some recommending GM only bushings. Then finally someone came up with a source for solid bronze heavy duty bushings:


They ain't cheap at $30 per door, but you get what you pay for. I ordered 2 sets because I'm tired of messing around. They even offer oversized bushings for door hinges that have worn.

Will let y'all know how this goes.
 

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I too will await for your report on these. My driver door is already loosening up where it’s bouncing on the striker. Need to do all 4 doors and don’t want to have to redo it again and again lol
You were the one who motivated me to do the search for good bronze bushings. It was not a hard search. First found the video, which mentioned the existence of them. Then found the source in the comments. I’ve had the cheap Dorman bushings work, but not for long. You (should) know things have gone bad when the door is sticking and you’re pulling extra hard on the interior door handle to open it, eventually bending that handle.
 
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