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Unread 03-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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smittybilt windshield hinges...door doesnt fit back on?

I have these smittybilt hinges, and since putting them on, I cant seem to get my half doors back on. It hits the upper bolt, since the replacement bolts dont sit flush with the hinge like the oem torx bolts did.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Exterior-...FWuhOgod5G0Ayw

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Unread 03-19-2014, 01:22 PM   #2
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get a countersunk bolt.
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Unread 08-30-2014, 02:44 AM   #3
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I know this thread is old, but I'm bumping to see if anyone else runs these and has this issue before I take all the bolts off again (it wasn't exactly easy getting behind the dash to get them off).

ive just been running doorless all this time since I can't get the doors on
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Unread 09-01-2014, 03:30 PM   #4
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I have the same problem. those buttonhead bolts are stupid. I left that bottom bolt out for now and put in one of those plastic door panel plugs. I'm thinking the holes are going to have to be tapered but what worries me is that the metal is so thin, tapering might not give much for the bolt to hold on to
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Unread 09-01-2014, 03:35 PM   #5
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If you have a drill you can get a counter sink then a couple counter sunk bolts. That's how the original hinges are set up.
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Unread 09-01-2014, 04:18 PM   #6
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well that's a relief, I didn't know they sold drill bits to do that! still learning here haha. I bought all new bolts that are just like the original except with a hex instead of those awful torx. just sucks having to spend more money when I probably could've just bought the crown replacement that is already tapered
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Unread 09-01-2014, 06:50 PM   #7
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Unread 09-01-2014, 07:02 PM   #8
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Yea I need to countersink mine I guess.
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