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Old 07-09-2021, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default Door Hinge pin

How do I remove hinge pin and not chip the paint? Is it better to take it off the door and do it on the bench?
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Old 07-09-2021, 02:52 PM   #2
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Virtually impossible ..by asking I’m assuming you never had them about before
The ease of taking out hinge pins very much depends on the wear of the pins and how badly they are ceased in the hinge. A lot of wear puts little “shelves” that bind on the hinge as they come up.
Several suppliers make a tool for removal.....I’ve had good luck and not so good luck with those tools
I’d say it’s easier to get them out off the car but how you going to get the screws out of the hinge pillar without scratching paint? I’d start with them on the car.
Guess you better tape up lots of things around the pins
Fervent prayer might be in order!
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Old 07-09-2021, 03:04 PM   #3
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You will need a good heavy duty tool to push out the pins. Not a good idea to start hammering on them with a drift punch! Take a look at Snyders. I would think it would be easy to touch up the paint on the hinge and pin. There are a lot of irregular shapes that won't reflect like a flat panel does. Protect the body. You definitely need to touch up the top of the pin because you have to tap it back into the hinge. Ed
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Default Re: Door Hinge pin

Guess I was wondering if it was easier off the door and a trick to extract them?
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Old 07-09-2021, 10:53 PM   #5
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Ok seems Ed and I answered that if you digested it....so

Off the car

No trick (unless you consider a purchased tool a trick) just hard work likely
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Old 07-09-2021, 11:46 PM   #6
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Use the tool. If you start by pounding on the pin with a punch, the pin will fatify in the hole. Also I found that the pin and hole can wear differently depending on the body style.
In a closed car the pin wears by the opening and closing actions. In my case with my cabby, the pin an hole wears front to back. We had to remove the hinges and re-drill the holes and lathe-turn a new pin to fit.
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Use a bb a small socket and a C clamp. wiggle door as you tighten clamp,
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Old 07-12-2021, 09:46 AM   #8
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On my rebuild (1928 Sport Coup) all my door pins were a struggle to remove - the upper passenger one was next to impossible, but with a drift pin, a large hammer and a drill bit I was finally successful.
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Old 07-13-2021, 05:34 PM   #9
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Snyders sells a tool. I saw it on their website.
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Old 07-14-2021, 09:29 AM   #10
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Good Morning.
I just pulled the doors on a 1935 Ford Pickup stuck and frozen pins using the Tool bought from Sacramento vintage Ford around forty bucks but made a very tough job Easy and great comments Good Luck Benton35
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