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1999-2007 GM C/K Truck & SUV Hinge Repairs

January 21, 2013

Total Automotive has the Solution for your 1999-2007 (classic body style) GM C/K Truck & SUV Hinge Repairs.

We have a better design then the knurled style kits that are on the market today. What makes our kits the solution is we use Stainless Steel Pins that thread into the Bracket that bolts up to the door. That way if you ever have to do future maintence its as simple as unthreading a pin from a bracket (Unlike the knurled style pin which are a one time use). Another great thing about our Deluxe Hinge Kits is our Oil Impregnanted Bronze Bushings they are stronger then brass bushings and it help lubricate the hinges. Plus you can do our repair in 20 minutes when used with our Pin Removal Tool. The PRT (Pin Removal Tool) will press the factory pins our in seconds without damaging the hinges. The Total Automotive Deluxe Hinge Kit is the only 100% serviceable kit on the market.

Painted Brackets Available. Just let us know the WA Paint Code.

Kits are MADE IN THE USA

Popular Mechanics voted our Deluxe Hinge Repair Kit on of the “Best New Product of the Year” at the AAPEX Show in Las Vegas.
The Total Automotive Deluxe Hinge Repair Kit was Featured on the Truck-U TV show on the Speed Channel.
http://truckutv.com/?p=1840

Our Patented Kit consists of our Stainless Steel Pins, Oil Impregnated Bronze Bushings, Threaded Bracket (Brackets Coated to Prevent Rust ), Washers, and Locknuts.
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Pin Removal Tool
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Models:
Chevrolet Silverado Trucks
Chevrolet Suburban,
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Avalanche
GMC Sierra Trucks
GMC Yukon
Cadillac Escalade
For Questions on application years go to our application guide or give us a call.

(i.e. C/K, Single Cab, Extended Cab, Crew Cab, Stepside, Silverado, Z66, Z71, 4×4, Off Road, Sport, HD, Dually, Sierra, Hybrid, Escalade, ESV, EXT, SS, Sierra Denali, Intimidator SS, 2007 Classic, LS, LT, SLT, SLE, Fleet Truck, Work Truck, Government Fleet, Military Fleet, Chevy, 1500, 1500HD, 2500, 2500HD, 3500, 3500HD)

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What if you have already done the repair with a Cheap Knurled Style Kit which Failed?

If you used a Cheap Knurled Style Hinge Repair Kit and it Failed. Total Automotive has got you covered. In addition to using our Deluxe Hinge Kits which will allow you to do future maintenance. We offer oversized bushings which will allow you to correct slop that a knurled style pin does to your welded on hinges.

Note: Ask about our Bushings Press Installer

Oversized Bushing – Made in the USA
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HOW CAN I TELL IF MY HINGE AS BEEN REPAIRED BEFORE?

If your hinges have the original pins & bushings they will look like the image below.

OE Hinge
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If your hinges have been repaired before there are few things to look for. You have to look at your pins. If your hinge pins have a lock nut or a clip then your hinges have been repaired. If the repair has been done with a knurled style pin you will probably need oversized bushings.

Note: See Next Post to Determine if you have a Deluxe Hinge Kit on your vehicle.

Example 1: The pin as a C-Clip holding the pin in. This is a knurled style pin.
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Example 2: The pin is Silver & the Lock Nut has now teflon on it. This is a knurled style pin.
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Example 3: The pin is Gold & there is a lock nut. This is a knurled style pin.
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Example 4: The pin is Black & there is a lock nut. This is a knurled style pin.
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HOW TO DETERMINE IF A TOTAL AUTOMOTIVE DELUXE HINGE HAS BEEN INSTALLED

To determine if you have a Total Automotive Deluxe Hinge Kit there are a few things to look for. The Deluxe Hinge Kit will have stainless steel pins, washers, & lock nuts. Plus the bracket has a patient number stamped into it. Another thing to look for is our pins thread into the threaded bracket. The Total Automotive Deluxe Hinge Kits are the only kit with a threaded bracket & the only 100% serviceable kit on the market. Blow is a picture of a Deluxe Hinge Kit Bracket.

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The Deluxe Hinge Kits are used on Armored Vehicles.

The US Military Fleet is using the Total Automotive Deluxe Hinge Kit on there Armored Vehicles. The door specs on the Armored Truck/SUV’s consist of a 4 inch thick glass and a 5/8 composite steel plate with kevlar spall liner blanket inside the door. Each of these doors weigh close to 350 LBS.

There are several US Special Force teams who are roaring around somewhere, doing whatever it is they do; who also indirectly appreciate your product and efforts (Since their doors now open and shut properly). -US Military Fleet Manager
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I want Painted Deluxe Hinge Kits. Where do I find the WA Paint Code?

The WA Paint Code will be located in your vehicle glove box. Below is an example of what the sticker looks like. Notice the Red Box which has the paint code in it. The WA Paint Code is 5322. The WA Paint could can consist of only numbers (example 8555 =Black) or number and a letter (example 817K = Sport Red).

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If you have any questions about your WA Paint Code or any Hinge Kits contact a Total Autmotive Representative.

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WARNING!

Using the Cheap Knurled Style Repair Kits that others sell will cause Perminent Damage to your Hinge Brackets!
The Cheap Knurled Style Pin Kits have Pins that will Break or Strip Out during installation!

Example 1: Damaged Hinge Bracket
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Example 2: Damaged Hinge Bracket
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Knurled Style Pin Broken During Installation
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Knurled Style Pin Stripped Out During Installation
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Testimonials from some for our customers on regards to our Deluxe Hinge Kits compared to the competitors kits.

Retail Customer

I purchased the Deluxe painted hinge kit for my GMC Sierra pickup truck after i bought 2 other brands. This one is the best design I have ever used let alone seen for these style hinges. Very easy install. Once installed the door was nice and solid, no play up and down. I give this product an A++ Thanks Total Automotive. Chris

Body Shop

I have installed many diffrent brands of hinge kits, and have had trouble 1 to 12 monts down the road. THESE ONE’S REALLY WORK! Andy / Custom Image Auto Body

Repair Shop

I just performed a hinge kit replacment on an 04 Silverado from a local fleet company with new new kits from Total Automotive which made me a happy man, because I already performed this same job 2 other times on the same truck and same door using the OTHER guys repair kits. Each time truck came in the door was falling off due to the pins being sideways and the bushings worn out. While installing the new kits from Total Automotive, I could tell this was going to be the last time this door came in for a pin kit unless they tore it off. The kit made it so easy to do and it felt great to lift up on the door and it not move. PLEASE , If you are going to replace the hinge pins and bushings, don’t waste your money and time on the other kits. Get the kits from Total Automotine. Thanks Guys, James Shell Shell’s Auto

Repair Shop

I had previously replaced my Factory hinges with some new pins and bushings from one of those big box stores. They helped a bit but after they wore out i got fed up with it. I stepped up to the Total Automotive Deluxe Repair Kits and they’re all I will use in the future and I will be recommending them to all my friends. These kits Rock!!!-Sports Unlimited

Dealership

PRIOR TO USINGS TA’S HINGE REPAIR KIT WE HAD ALREADY USED THE COMPETETORS HINGE PIN REPAIR KIT. THIS IS ON OUR 2000 SIERRA PARTS DELIVERY TRUCK. WHEN ORIGINAL COMPETETORS KIT WAS USED WE EVEN SNAPPED OFF ONE OF THE PINS TRYING TO SEAT IT PROPERLY IN THE HINGE.THAT REPAIR ONLY LASTED ABOUT A YEAR. OUR DELIVERY TRUCK MAKES ABOUT 40-50 STOPS PER DAY. ABOUT 3-MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST REPAIR WE STARTED TO NOTICE SAG ON THE DOOR BUT IT HAS BEEN ABOUT 3-MONTHS NOW SINCE THE USE OF THE TA HINGE KIT AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE OF SAG. SURE WISH WE WOULDN’T HAVE WASTED TIME AND MONEY ON THE COMPETETORS PIN KIT THE FIRST TIME AROUND.- Pontiac Buick GMC Dealership
We were installing hinge pins on a 2005 Chev truck we purchased from XXXXX, one of the pins snapped off while installing the, so we tired a Total Automotive kit I was given at NACE last year. What a differece, we will never use anything else, it was faster and much better quality.- Bob- Body Shop Manager

To see more testimonials go to http://www.totalauto.com/testimonlist or http://www.hingekits.com

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Worn Out Door Bushings on Chevy or GMC Truck/SUV

Here is any example of what the worn out door bushings look like on a 99-07 GM Truck/SUV Hinge Repair. The bushings shown below are from a 2002 GMC Sierra (Driver Door). Notice that 1 bushing has broken into 3 pieces. Plus the other bushings are worn and coming apart also. To correct this issue us the Total Automotive Deluxe Hinge Kits. Contact a Total Automotive Representative if you have any questions or you want to fix your door correctly.

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DO NOT REMOVE ANYTHING FROM THE DOOR SIDE HINGE ON THE 99-07 GM TRUCK/SUV

Here is any example of the door side hinges on a 2001 Chevy 2500HD Truck. If you are using a competitors hinge repair kit and there instructions say to remove the door side hinge bushing STOP! Also some people will call it a door side sleeve. If you remove the bushingyou will have to replace the entire door side hinge and that gets VERY COSTLY! The bushing keeps the arm in place, keeps the door alignment correct, and allows you to put the 10mm bolts back in which holds the door to the pillar.

The only bushings to be removed from your hinges are on the body/pillar side only!

Upper Hinge with Door Side Bushing & Arm Removed- DO NOT DO THIS!!!
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Lower Hinge with Door Side Bushing & Arm Removed- DO NOT DO THIS!!!
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Door Side Hinge with Bushing & Arm. This is what the Door Side Hinge is Suppose to look like.
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