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Offline johnbendik

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NOS Hatch hinges: Good news/Bad news
« on: June 07, 2016, 01:51:31 PM »
The good news is that NOS hinges are now available from Blaser Auto Nash Rambler AMC (blaserauto.com or 309-764-3571).

The bad news is that they are about $185 each.

At that price I'm going to try to fix the ones I have.  On mine, the hatch side bolt holes are wallowed out such that I can't get the bolts to fully tighten down.  I'm going to try to plug some JB Weld in there and re-tap them.  Jb Weld is probably at least as strong as the original pot metal.

JB
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Re: NOS Hatch hinges: Good news/Bad news
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 06:49:23 PM »
I think the old Concorde hatch hinges are the same.
Mine broke years ago, still haven't found replacements. I did hear about a old car lot south of Culpeper VA that is suppose to have a bunch of old AMCs. I was planning to go in a couple weeks. IF the have them I was thinking of picking up several pair.
However I wonder if they have the same defect the Eagle hinges have.
2007 Toyota Camry Daily Driver (better mileage)
1985 AMC Eagle Limited wagon
2005 Ford Excursion 4X4 wife's around town daily driver.

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