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I recently ordered derlin door bushings and they do not fit. I have already removed the old worn out stock bushings.

While waiting for the replacements, would it be a bad practice to hang the doors without bushings?

What are the possible negative effects this could cause?


Thanks for any info.
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A super-annoying rattle as the door pins slop about in the hinge....

That's my guess anyway. It might also damage the paint near where the parts meet.

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I recently ordered derlin door bushings and they do not fit. I have already removed the old worn out stock bushings.

While waiting for the replacements, would it be a bad practice to hang the doors without bushings?

What are the possible negative effects this could cause?


Thanks for any info.
If you have already removed the bushings, if so then you will not want to put the doors on till after you have put the new ones in. Guruman is right, it will rattle, possibly damage the door pin/hinges, and chip paint.

I'm curious, your the second case that I have ever heard of having to replace the bushings! How did they fail? Did you ever grease them?

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I bought the Jeep with fairly high mileage. Original owner had never removed doors or greased bushings. They were a mess. Got the doors of using 2x4 and a floor jack and found the bushings were in really bad shape.
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mine were pretty bad as well due to my own fault. too many years without removing them. whe nI took them off this year, (in a similar fashion to your method) I used a wire brush to clean out bushings and emery cloth on the pins. light grease and now they are very smooth and nice.


I know it doesn't help you (and maybe it wouldn't have helped if they were that bad) but maybe someone else will look at it and try that before removing the bushings.
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What was wrong w/ the Delrin hinge liners?
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Just wrap some electrical tape around the pins. You should be ok for a bit.
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So it turns out I only removed the black coating of the bushings, not the entire bushing. So the derlin liners did not fit. (btw justjeepgear was really good at communicating and is sending me a replacment even though I admitted fault).

I cannot remove the stock bushings no matter what. They have become one with the hinge.

But I put the doors on and eveything seems fine. May just use them and keep them greases. Also thinking about putting a little rubber gasket arounf the pin to help keep moisture out of the hinge hole.

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Soak and re soak the hinges with PB Blaster. Use a long 9mm socket to pop them out. Good luck!!!

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So it turns out I only removed the black coating of the bushings, not the entire bushing. So the derlin liners did not fit. (btw justjeepgear was really good at communicating and is sending me a replacment even though I admitted fault).

I cannot remove the stock bushings no matter what. They have become one with the hinge.

But I put the doors on and eveything seems fine. May just use them and keep them greases. Also thinking about putting a little rubber gasket arounf the pin to help keep moisture out of the hinge hole.


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Soak and re soak the hinges with PB Blaster. Use a long 9mm socket to pop them out. Good luck!!!
I tried that too. Not even a budge.

So i think i am going to try the 'bare' stock bushings and see what happens.
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Man that's brutal! Again good luck.

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I tried that too. Not even a budge.

So i think i am going to try the 'bare' stock bushings and see what happens.


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Woo! A can of Pb blast and two ruined sockets later I got three bushings out. Bottom driver side is being difficult. Going to soak it a few times a day for a few days and see if it will budge. If not, thinking about getting a dremel in there to break it up. Thanks for the help guys.

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Nice!!!


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