I spoke with two body shops about repairing other damage to my T-Bird.
While checking the damage that I had brought the car in for, both of them noticed the drivers side door sagged. The 1st body shop was at a Ford Dealer, and he stated that it would cost over 500.00 to have both of the hinges replaced.
The second body shop noted the sagging door, and said it needed new pins and he could replace both for 50.00 (labor included). And since he used easily removable pins it would be much easier in the future to replace the bushings as they wore out. Guess who's fixing my door as you read this?
Oh yea, one more thing. He also mentioned that the same hinges fit the t-bird, explorer, and I think the crown vic and F-150. The T-birds are notorious for failure due to the extra weight of the doors.
1997 Thunderbird Sport
destined to remain stock
1997 T-Bird GT 4.6
80 MM Mustang GT MAF - P&P'd Mustang GT TB and Intake Plenum - PI Intake manifold - PI Heads
Mark VIII Torque Converter - J-Modded 4R70W transmission - Mark VIII Aluminum Driveshaft - 3.73 gears
PBR Brake Calipers - Eibach Springs - KYB Shocks
'89 SuperCoupe front and rear sway bars
SCT Chip programmed by Lonnie Doll
255/50/16 Falken Ziex ZE-512's
True Dual exhaust with Magnaflow DI/DO muffler
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