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Old 03-07-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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I am in the middle of replacing the drivers side door hinges on my daughter's 1999 mustang comvertible. I removed the front fender and replaced the lower hinge but would like to know if anyone has a tip on how to get to the inside nut on the upper hinge. Can I get to the nut if I remove the gauge cluster. It doesn't appear that the top of the dash comes off so if I can't get it through the gauge cluster I might have to remove the entire dash which I really don't want to do.

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Old 03-08-2011, 11:24 AM   #2
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+1 Please.
I have a box sitting here with new hinges for my drivers side door. I would like to know what I'm in for. Is it straight forward? Using a jack and a second person to hold the door stable?
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
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Uh, is the hinge damaged? Usually it's nothing more than hinge pins and bushings, a VERY cheap and easy repair with any half capable extra pair of hands.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:23 AM   #4
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No, Its complete hinge replacement. Top and bottom.
I have been asked if it has pins and bushings several times in the past when someone notices that its sagging a bit. It has two hinges each door.
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I'm trying to tell you to not replace the whole hinge unless it was damaged, 99% of the time it's just pins and bushings, but of course there's always that chance. Just make sure you mark everything very well or you'll play hell getting the door to line up.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:46 AM   #6
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Ryan,
I replaced the lower hinge and gave up on replacing the upper hinge because it looks like you would have to remove the entire dash to do it. I removed the gauge cluster and the headlight switch and still could not even come close to seeing the nut on the inside of the hinge. I would like to just replace the hinge pin and bushings if I could. That is what I originally wanted to do but I have not been able to find pins and bushings for a 1999 Mustang. I can find them up to a 1998 but not for the 1999 and up. Any suggestions. I would still like to replace the pins and bushing on the upper hinge. As is all I did was adjust the hinge to take up the slop so the door closed correctly.

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:03 PM   #7
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I'm trying to tell you to not replace the whole hinge unless it was damaged, 99% of the time it's just pins and bushings, but of course there's always that chance. Just make sure you mark everything very well or you'll play hell getting the door to line up.
Please correct me if I'm wrong-(might be, was told otherwise by Ford)
The 94-98 Mustangs do not have the pins and bushings. They are one piece that has to be replaced. No parts that can be replaced/repaired.
You know a million times more than me in regards to our cars, so I'll wait to hear from you. I don't have a clue to tell you the truth, but I do have 2 new hinges here in a box to go on the car.
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I replaced the lower hinge and gave up on replacing the upper hinge because it looks like you would have to remove the entire dash to do it. I removed the gauge cluster and the headlight switch and still could not even come close to seeing the nut on the inside of the hinge. I would like to just replace the hinge pin and bushings if I could. That is what I originally wanted to do but I have not been able to find pins and bushings for a 1999 Mustang. I can find them up to a 1998 but not for the 1999 and up. Any suggestions. I would still like to replace the pins and bushing on the upper hinge. As is all I did was adjust the hinge to take up the slop so the door closed correctly.

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Thanks mwstang99 for your updated post and I'm sorry if I am getting in the way. It is your original posting-
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You can ONLY get them from Ford, and ONLY if you can find a competent parts man, and most likely all you need is a set of bushings, 8 total. Another option is using a dorman kit and slightly drilling out the bushing hole so that the larger Fox bushing fits. The hole needs to be about 31/64's, NO LARGER, and it will work perfectly.

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Ryan,
I did check at a Ford dealership for the pins and bushings and they told me that they were not available. That is why I ended up buying the hinges instead. I also checked with Advance Auto and they could not get the pins and bushings either. I will try a different dealership for the pins and bushings to see what happens.

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No problem. The goal is to get information out there for everyone to use.

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Wow Ryan, Your awesome. Great information.
The Haynes manual refers to removing the door and having to go through the lower speaker hole to get to last hinge.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:04 PM   #13
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I did check at a Ford dealership for the pins and bushings and they told me that they were not available. That is why I ended up buying the hinges instead. I also checked with Advance Auto and they could not get the pins and bushings either. I will try a different dealership for the pins and bushings to see what happens.

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MWSTANG99, I went as far as to take my 2004 Mustang Mach 1 to a body shop (CollisionMax) and the estimator told me the hinges for this model car are "sealed"(his word) and you cannot replace the hinge pin/bushings. You can get the hinges top/bottom from Ford. One is $37 and the other is $51... can't remember which one cost what. After I replace my hinges I'll post again....pogo619
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:16 AM   #14
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I have yet to find a dealer that sells pins and bushings for the 94+, but they are not sealed units, you can get the pins for a Fox and drill the hinges slightly, a little bit of a pain, but much cheaper.
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:30 AM   #15
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I think when they say "sealed" they mean that they can't be taken apart (easily). You need to cut the stock pins to get them out. I haven't done it yet, but I need to to my girlies ride.
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For year models 99-04 Coupe (i did not check convertibles) you have to replace the entire hinge. For some reason, these models do not come with removable pins/bushings. It is an all-in-one deal. They run about $35 for the top one and $55-60 for the lower (the one with the rubber roll).

Like some others have posted, you could modify the current hinges to allow for the older pins and bushings to work, but personally I feel mods only bring more problems.

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