Author Topic: Trunk Hinge Installation  (Read 761 times)

Offline eastcan

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Trunk Hinge Installation
« on: January 01, 2013 - 06:59:51 pm »
I am trying to install new bushings on my trunk torsion bars, however am uncertain as to how they are arranged.  Can someone post a picture showing the torsion bar, bushing and hinge arrangement.  Tks.




Offline elmoska

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Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013 - 08:54:58 pm »
i've been looking for that information for a while and i finally found out with some picture i found on the internet.

i'm painting right now my torsion bar and i'll be installing them this week-end so i hope you can survive until then.

but ..are your torsion bar already installed and you just want to change your square bushing ?
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Offline Haddixj

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Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013 - 09:25:01 pm »
Also curious as to what finish the torsion bars should be? Thanks

Offline jimynick

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Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013 - 11:07:05 pm »
Mine are still in the car. I'll try to get a photo of them. They've been blasted so the colour is gone.

Offline elmoska

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Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013 - 11:17:43 pm »
maybe you can find it here.. he did an amazing job to put his car back to original.

http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=61201.0
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Offline 72cudamaan

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Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013 - 01:29:43 pm »
The square bushing just slides onto the end of the torsion bar where it would
rub against the hinge. A prybar to push down on the torsion bar is all that is needed. And
maybe a rag so you don't mar the paint if that is an issue for you.
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Offline eastcan

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Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013 - 08:00:05 pm »
The torsion bar is installed.  I just wasn't certain on how the interaction between the bushings and hinge.  But I think I've got it now.  Tks.