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HOW TO REBUILD FIREBIRD TRANS AM DOOR HINGES

I recently rebuilt the door hinges on my T/A here are some tips.

  • THOSE DOORS ARE HEAVY HAVE A FRIEND HELP YOU !!!!!!!!!
  • 1. Roll windows down.
  • 2. Use some tape to mask around the edges of the door and fender area.
  • 3. Scribe out around the door hinges so you will know where to start when adjusting the doors.
  • 4. Remove wires going to the door. (speaker, power window, and door lock wires).
  • 5. Use a floor jack on the bottom of the door to support the weight with.
  • 6. Remove the bolts on the hinge to the door. remember to use caution these doors are real heavy.
  • 7. Remove bolts from hinge and car.
  • 8. USE CAUTION WITH HINGE SPRING !!! Open hinge and use a clamp to compress spring on hinge and remove spring.
  • 9. Grind off "ears" on pin. Push out pin.
  • 10. Remove old bushings.
  • 11. Replace bushings and pin.
  • 12. Reassemble door with hinges and align door, be very careful on alignment and check striker bolt.
These kits sale for $10.00 to $20.00 and are very much worth it. Good luck. 

1998-2010

78blackbird@thepontiactransampage.com
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