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Author Topic: Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges  (Read 1440 times)

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Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges
« on: February 18, 2024, 01:04:42 PM »
Just picked up a 1975 Hornet Sportabout wagon and yesterday and unfortunately ended up with a broken driver's side hinge on the liftgate.
1. looking for replacement hinges, understand they a hard to come by
2. while searching I ran across am post of someone making replacements from a model, however I didn't see a final post how that worked out -anyone Know if that thread finished.

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Re: Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2024, 02:52:04 PM »
I thought I had one but when I found it, it's for the right side. Must be someone here who has one for sale.

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Re: Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2024, 12:08:45 AM »
Actually when the drivers side broke it tweaked the right side, hope to get them off tomorrow and check out the right side, depending on what I find I may need the right side.
I'll let you know . OKay?

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Re: Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2024, 07:53:17 AM »
Yep.

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Re: Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2024, 03:05:27 PM »
Still waiting till find a drivers side, however just lining up the broken side it seems that the right side is pulling the gap closed along the body line of the hatch. What would you want for the right side hinge you have.

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Re: Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2024, 04:39:34 PM »
Just the shipping charges. Send me your zip code and I'll bundle it up and see what it costs.

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Re: Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2024, 05:36:35 PM »
E Ronald Shellenberger
3089 Springview Dr.
Chambersburg, Pa. 17202

Let me know

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Re: Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2024, 08:36:14 PM »
I posted this some years back - might be a good time for a repost.
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I've found that one of the root issues on hatch breakage is the rubber gaskets shrinking with age.  Then the hinges start scooting around and "rocking" with use until they break (not to mention the hatch alignment getting way off - and sticking out at the bottom about an inch!).  With dry shrunken gaskets, the hinges won't stay in place no matter how tight the bolts.

On my waggie (and a neighbors waggie) I've cut another "shim" gasket from thin rubber sheet to go under the original gasket and "tighten up" the hinge to the body.  Now I have one of the few waggies with a properly-positioned tailgate hatch!   I see repop gaskets on Ebay, but have not tried them (they look like just cut rubber sheet without the original AMC molded raised edges).  If they are the correct thickness and durometer spec; they could work.

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Re: Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2024, 09:39:33 AM »

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Re: Hornet/ Concord/ Eagle liftgate hinges
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2024, 09:56:07 AM »
There was someone working on some CNC machined hinges but haven't heard anything lately. https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=5341124069255638&set=pcb.2139074879584190&__cft__[0]=AZVTJYdbdv1cNfpqubhy6xQPPUN7_KtDbrIhmcI9r1QKIu_rl0hNm1huJ8nQpMJZ4Q64WCB87dms4nH_kb9EwHKp-qSda_umb6izwO7knBga7-qNKkh-r8-qL5erJjA_LAOk35sWJM1B2T6Q3kQMpimDqBQnfInT9yHH0DSxYRIBjcSefoN1QuRubHgPcDbkgk0&__tn__=*bH-R
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