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Hot!Capri door drop [adjustment}

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2020/11/15 16:08:03 (permalink)
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Capri door drop [adjustment}

Hi all, The doors on my Capri have always sagged and now after adjusting the latches to align the gaps I have to lift them up to shut. There is movement in the door hinges at the pins. Is it just a matter of putting new hinge pins in to tighten them up? If so are new pins easy to get?  Thanking you PSR.
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    escfalcap
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    Re: Capri door drop [adjustment} 2020/11/16 15:17:36 (permalink)
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    PSR, new pins are readily available out of the UK. Not sure if anyone over here has any?
    I have tried opening old pins up a bit, with mixed success. I'll be interested to see if anyone has a 'trade' secret, re-tempering or the like?
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    Re: Capri door drop [adjustment} 2020/11/16 18:31:31 (permalink)
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    Yesterford have them listed for $4 each
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    Re: Capri door drop [adjustment} 2020/11/16 20:29:26 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys, will contact Yesterford. hope it fits the sag, cheers 
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    Re: Capri door drop [adjustment} 2020/11/16 22:26:39 (permalink)
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    If the door can move up n down by lifting it, the hinge pins could be worn. I use commodore vt-vz hinge roll pins as they've got a flare at one end and galvanized, fitment is good and tight..
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    Re: Capri door drop [adjustment} 2020/11/17 19:39:04 (permalink)
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    Thanks Marty, did you use the commodore pins on a Capri?
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    Re: Capri door drop [adjustment} 2020/11/18 20:18:02 (permalink)
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    yes VT commodore pins fit well and have a flared end

    Capri The car I always promised myself
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    Re: Capri door drop [adjustment} 2020/11/18 21:47:34 (permalink)
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    Beautiful thanks guys. 
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    Re: Capri door drop [adjustment} 2020/11/19 10:30:25 (permalink)
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    Marty,
     
    Do you know if the Capri door pins are the same as Mk 1 Escort door pins so I can use VT-VZ door pins in my car?
     
    Thanks.
     
    Chuff
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    Re: Capri door drop [adjustment} 2020/11/21 21:34:01 (permalink)
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    All cars with metal to metal contact should be kept well cleaned & lubed in the Latch, Mechanisms, Hinge and Limit-Strut areas which can in fact make them last many decades longer than without cleaning & lube, as they have done with my Classics since buying my first in 1968

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    Re: Capri door drop [adjustment} 2020/11/26 21:34:50 (permalink)
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    Chuff , sorry for getting back late with this.
    I can't see why they won't be the same, gtv6capri has already replied saying they fit...
    Ford wouldn't change dies and stampings between cars Cortina, Capri, Escort , early fiesta and possibly Granada .
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