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Barn door hinge pins
« on: November 01, 2018, 07:24:07 PM »
Iíve got a 1990 Suburban with barn doors. The barn doors are sagging pretty badly. They nearly touch at the top when closed and there is a big gap at the bottom. Are these hinge pins larger than your standard door hinge pins? Iím guessing they are but Iíve never actually taken one apart. I think my bushings are worn out and my pins may be bowed a little. Are the pins replaceable or do you have to scrounge a whole new hinge assembly?



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Re: Barn door hinge pins
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2018, 10:26:07 AM »
Here is a sample pic of a removed barn door hinge pin and bushing. There are two bushings per pin. The pins about 2 11/16Ē in length. They are shorter than the regular door hinge pins.




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Re: Barn door hinge pins
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2018, 10:46:43 AM »
The pin doesn't appear significantly worn.  Have you checked with a large inventory local hardware store or Amazon for the oilite bushings?  Don't forget to take samples with you.
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Re: Barn door hinge pins
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2018, 12:06:16 PM »
Thanks BD. No I havenít checked there yet, but I will. Those pins in the pics are from a donor set of hinges I got from a junkyard in Sacramento. I havenít actually removed mine yet. I suspect my pins are more worn and the bushings are brittle. Thank you. Greg


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Re: Barn door hinge pins
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2018, 01:43:25 PM »
It looks like the center pivot on the body side is broken and spinning freely between the door side pivots...  The bottom isn't looking particularly healthy either.
I don't have a Squarebody Suburban to compare so...

Could you take a picture of the hinge with the door swung open?
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Re: Barn door hinge pins
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 07:45:37 PM »
I took the hinges apart and replaced the bushings with these (Dorman Help! #38375) They are slightly shorter than the originals but they seem to work well. The new bushings removed about 1/4Ē of play. There is no more up and down play in the doors. My pins were straight. Now it looks like my passenger barn door may have been bent all along.


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Re: Barn door hinge pins
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