Need to find an early pair of windshield hinges for my 69 40

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Ive been striking out so far searching online. Both of mine broke and i currently have a plate instead but would like to replace the hinges.
 

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Post up in the classifieds here. Someone has a set. Many of the vendors will have them.


You can get just about anything you need here!
 

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@65swb45 , you have almost everything!
 

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@65swb45 , you have almost everything!
Yup, several sets on the shelf. You can leave a voicemail at my shop if youre interested. I locked my PM box per my signature line.😊
 
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For future reference, drill out the pins instead of destroying the hinge bracket by trying to bash the pin out. Same with early hood hinges (use a door pin, cut the round end off and bash the ends flat to lock into place for the OE look). If you do it right even patina paint survives.
 
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For future reference, drill out the pins instead of destroying the hinge bracket by trying to bash the pin out. Same with early hood hinges (use a door pin, cut the round end off and bash the ends flat to lock into place for the OE look). If you do it right even patina paint survives.

I agree. What I did was soak, soak, and soak the pins with kroil for a few weeks. Then pushed them out with a hydraulic press. I still had to press a small way, them more kroil. The pins made it our and all was well.
 
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For future reference, drill out the pins instead of destroying the hinge bracket by trying to bash the pin out. Same with early hood hinges (use a door pin, cut the round end off and bash the ends flat to lock into place for the OE look). If you do it right even patina paint survives.
I did try to drill, i rushed the attempt drilling a
I agree. What I did was soak, soak, and soak the pins with kroil for a few weeks. Then pushed them out with a hydraulic press. I still had to press a small way, them more kroil. The pins made it our and all was well.
i spent over a month pressing, electrolysis, penetrants, heat, a 15 ton press… the best I got was part of a center pin to move 1/8” before getting very stuck and not moving again
 
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I did try to drill, i rushed the attempt drilling after failing pressing.

i spent over a month pressing, electrolysis, penetrants, heat, a 15 ton press… the best I got was part of a center pin to move 1/8” before getting very stuck and not moving again
 
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I hear you, have done so too. Buy some good quality bits, I like carbide for rusty stuff, although they break easily, they power through and are cheaper than getting new hinges.
 

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Life would be easier if you buy hinges from @65swb45 !

Cobalt drill bits, hours of effort:
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I’ll call you tomorrow! Thanks
Best to leave a voicemail. I’m rarely able to grab the phone in real time. Hands in a carburetor, or under a hood, or something else along those lines. One man shop
 

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