Got the donor driver’s side door mounted. Doesn’t quite line-up correctly to shut and there is no adjusting. Thinking it is the damage to the 3rd door which I will need to replace. I was hoping I could delay doing that.
Could’t quite get the new pins flush – put that on hold for now:
Donor door mounted – trial fit with 3rd door open (in back):
Just off by a hair with the 3rd door shut: Another shot at the damaged portion of the 3rd door:
Didn’t get as much done as I had hoped. I did get the door off. Ended up using a hammer and punch to get the pins out. Needed to jack the end of the door for the bottom pin (first), then the center or entire door for the upper pin (last) after first removing the spring. Not too bad once you know what to do. Next will be to mount the replacement door this next week then swapping components from one to the other. Having a door jack is needed for a one man operation! Luckily, I don’t need to drive anywhere this next week!
Found this on e-Bay. It is a Kent-Moore J-39761-A Door Hinge Spring Remover/Installer. Just received it today and did a trial-fit on the door hinges/pins. This is specifically made for 1996-2003 S-10 hinges – along with the other generic tools I bought, I think I am finally ready to tackle this job. I really didn’t like the idea of banging the pins out with a hammer! I plan on swapping out my damaged driver’s side door (from earlier post) with the replacement donor door I bought. I will also have to swap out interior and misc parts, but the door is the largest part to tackle. Depending on how it goes, I will tackle the third door at a later time which I expect to be a little more challenging because of how the donor door hinges were removed. Now that the warmer weather and longer days are arriving, I hope to get some more to-do’s tackled in the garage.
Also was able to get some OEM bow-style headliner pieces which just about completes my OEM parts list:
Pinchweld, bows, and braces:
Scored me a NOS RS Front Spoiler and a set of NOS RS signal lights:
Worked on the steering shaft. Just about complete – one of the tabs holding the cover on has a small crack when I went to bend it and I want to weld before calling it done – hopefully yet this winter:
The site was hacked and had issue the last couple of days. Apologize for issues. Seems to be under control – still doing some verification and clean-up!
Scored some NOS barrel nuts for my 73 RS long fender bars and also some barrel nuts for some of the trim pieces: