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Old 11-14-2017, 10:37 AM   #41
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Put a new ball in the lower hinge and a used old smaller ball in the top hinge. This should be enough to get you back in play.

You can also make a washer to sit under the lower ball out of milk carton plastic. this will conform to the shape of the ball and socket. This will also lift enough for the lower ball to contact the door hinge and bear load.

As for the bolt being too long a couple of stainless steel washers or a deft touch with a grinder on the bolt end will correct that problem
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:47 AM   #42
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Bob,
The lower hinge needs to be on an angle because the arc of the body shell leaves the hinge pivots out of line. The hinges are offset in a vertical plane in 2 directions. That is also why the hinge pivots are balls and are spring loaded. The pivot points are a compromise due to body and door shell design. Its not like a standard door hinge where the door hinges are on the same plane and in line with each other.
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:22 PM   #43
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steve

thanks for the notes I just had it in my mind to leave the angles alone it just seems to me to be a geometry thing in order for things to line up. I am going to use your ideas I know things are not right as I can pick up on the door and it moves up some.

I hope to get the repair kits soon.

thanks

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