Loosen fenders for door hinge access?

Old April 14th, 2016, 08:32 PM
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Loosen fenders for door hinge access?

On my 66 big cars the fisher body manual shows a process of loosening the fenders to get at the door hinge bolts.

My hinges need to be bushed since the doors are sagging. Do you think I can get away with loosening the fenders and repair the hinges without damaging the paint?

Or do I just bite the bullet and remove bumper, hood and fenders..?

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Old April 15th, 2016, 07:15 AM
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It's my experience that when you try to fiddle, you end up making more work for yourself than if you just bit the bullet. The factory manuals were written by people with experience.
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Old April 15th, 2016, 03:57 PM
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Nope pull the fenders and save yourself some grief.
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 07:00 PM
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can you support the door, and rebush the hinges with them still bolted in place? Its a bit of a pita, but sure beats taking half the car apart. (I did in on a 2nd gen camaro this way)
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