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Old 11-17-2017, 05:13 PM
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Default Will a weld tighten or loosen?

I'm putting new hinges on the doors of the ford 4600

I couldn't buy hinges I was happy with but got some ok ones and by taking a slice with a thin disc from the female half and some love from the vise I have a pretty decent fit.

I was going to put a few tacks where the hinge folds round to the backing. Will this have the effect of tightening or loosening the fit?
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:21 PM
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It depends on how much weld. Metal shrinks and a good hot weld right down the seam will tighten it. Couple of mig tacks, not so much.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:40 PM
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Oversized hinge pins are available. Bore to the right size and bingo.
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:23 AM
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If too tight just cut the pivot seam with a .062 disc..It will still be better than most hinges..
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What Gerry said: it will probably tighten the fit. You could also try welding with the pin in place which could act as a heat sink of sorts...

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Old 11-18-2017, 03:12 PM
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Cheers guys I'll only throw a few tacks on to hold them, I have them fairly tight now.

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