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Old 01-14-2021, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Door hinges with grease fittings

I finally gave up on my idea of rebushing my amazon's door hinges (too far gone) and just went and bought some new hinge bodies.

Has anyone tried using grease fittings in door hinges with this car? The idea would be to provide a way to mitigate the wear they will eventually take.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:02 PM   #2
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My '78 Wagon has grease fittings in the hinges, you need a needle point grease fitting. You can drill, tap, and install grease fittings,but the space is very limited in the body of the hinge, it can be done,carefully.
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Old 01-14-2021, 11:08 PM   #3
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If you have one of those needle point grease guns, just drill a small hole in the hinge body until you hit the pin. That is basically what the 240 door hinges have that 283SD refers to. I have done it to 240 hatch hinges and it worked great.
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Old 01-14-2021, 11:37 PM   #4
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And here I thought one day the world would have no more 240 lower drivers side hinges left, only sagging doors and pain
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Old 01-15-2021, 12:02 PM   #5
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If you have one of those needle point grease guns, just drill a small hole in the hinge body until you hit the pin. That is basically what the 240 door hinges have that 283SD refers to. I have done it to 240 hatch hinges and it worked great.
This seems like a good approach. I did some measuring and I could probably squeeze in a zerk fitting but it would be very tight. The needle point seems like a better option. Anything to give it some goop whenever I change the oil. The door side has the pin captive and it only rotates on the body side of the hinge. There is a spot where I could easily drill a tiny hole and get to it with a grease gun when the door is open.

The hinges for this car were not cheap so I want to make sure they don't sag in the next 50 years so long as someone greases them. The amazon hinges are not like the 240. They are almost like a very beefy house door hinge. The pins and body side parts on my old hinges wore such that I couldn't withdraw the old pins to ream them out and install bushings.
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Old 01-15-2021, 01:12 PM   #6
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This: https://www.rivercitybicycles.com/pr...ator-10241.htm
Plus this: https://www.dumondetech.com/portfolio/liquid-grease-2/

Or this: https://www.wurthusa.com/Chemical-Pr...-Oz/p/18931041
This:https://www.wurthusa.com/Chemical-Pr...L/p/0893106050
Or this: https://www.wurthusa.com/Chemical-Pr...9/p/0893106026
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Old 01-15-2021, 08:40 PM   #7
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I think I bought one of these about 1975 when I bought my first Volvo.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Coupler-Qui...kAAOSwMmpewC77
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:42 AM   #8
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I use gear oil on the rollers for the door stops, it is thicker than regular oil and lasts longer, also can be used on the hinge pins just a drop or two.
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