charliekwin

Can I weld a hinge pin back together?

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    This guy popped off yesterday. As far as I can tell, the detent roller pins are NLA, and there are no aftermarket replacements either. Is there any hope in trying to weld it back together? Or other/better options I don't know about? Thanks!a3fb54951eb2d465fe20415d1bff60bb.jpg

     

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     I'd look into shoulder bolts. They're made to have a bearing ride on them. You may get lucky and find one that will work or make it work by modifying it.

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    One option would be to source a hinge and paint it or steal the pin out of the new donor hinge. I know I couldn't weld that and make it hold. I might could if out TIG rig was working but I d on't think my MIG rig would make a clean enough weld

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    Mark I apologize for forgetting your deep well of knowledge. Phillip has helped me so much over the years. I am grateful to the both of you!

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    3 hours ago, charliekwin said:

     

    This guy popped off yesterday. As far as I can tell, the detent roller pins are NLA, and there are no aftermarket replacements either. Is there any hope in trying to weld it back together? Or other/better options I don't know about? 

     

    Did you get the rest of it out? Or waiting... I'm with Patcon - see if you can find another hinge.

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    Thanks guys. I didn't think welding would work either, so I'll probably leave it for the time being, at least until I get new bumpers. The rest of the pin is still in there and doesn't want to move, and the thought of taking off everything to get that hinge out is rather unappealing. Fortunately, it's the passenger side, so it matters less

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    That pin is hardened. Even if you would manage to weld it back together, you would have to heat treat it after the welding.

    So in other words..... "No". 

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