XK120 XK140 XK150 1948 - 1962

Same ole sagging door hinge.

 
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:41 PM
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Default Same ole sagging door hinge.

Iíve read dozens and dozens of threads, forums and post regarding sagging/wobbly door hinges. On my 120 ots, 3 out of 4 seem to be in fairly proper shape, other than the drivers lower hinge (pin?). I can lift the door up about 1/8Ē and see the the hinge arm is moving. I could live with it IFÖ the door striker plate lined up when when closing the door.

Iíve read about pulling the front left wing to access the hinge box. Not goiní to happen. Iíve read about roto cutting the sheet metal in the sill or interior to access then rewelding a panel in place after the hinge (pin?) rebuild. Not goiní to happen. Someone please tell me that thereís a way to access and remove the drivers side lower hinge box without ripping the the car apart. Iíve spentÖ 3 1/2 years and tripple the money (But alas, I know here that Iím merely preaching to the choir). My intention is to make this cars as reliable and as safe a driver as the day I came off off the showroom floor and not a show car, so it has most all of the patina of a 60 year old car. Please, please and double please.

1952 XK-120 ots S

 
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:28 AM
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Many years ago I removed and rebuilt the door hinges on my 150. Not sure if the hinges and inner panels are the same but I accessed the hinge box from inside the car. I had to heat and bend some box wrenches to fit in there but it was possible. Small hands and some profanity helped.
 
 
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