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Old 03-12-2019, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default 1929 Tudor Door hinge pin replacement

Have been trying to install mirrors. The passengers side did ok and the other will not come out no matter what. Penetrating oil, hammering, patients. Tried it all. several from club said don't get tool as it broke or just did not work. It just should not be this hard. Any ideas. Can I remove hinge completely? Can't find in any books. Ideas?
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:39 PM   #2
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Try drilling it out. Grind the top of the pin off and drill from the top, small drill bit to start then larger. Protect the painted surfaces. JMO
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:31 PM   #3
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Before you resort to drilling, try Free All and / or Kroill.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:41 AM   #4
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Just went through this. Did the PB Blaster/Kroll soak first. Ended up drilling it out as suggested. Taped cardboard on surrounding painted areas and let my 36 year old son who was visiting that day do the drilling. It was another bonding moment.
I wonder if he has noticed how I wait on some projects until he is visiting? Always good to have him "invest" in Pops projects. Chap
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: 1929 Tudor Door hinge pin replacement

Find someone in your local club who has an air (pneumatic) air hammer. Small size. After about a minute or less, it will come right out. Mask around it well and hold it steady because it will tend to wander. Mine were really stubborn but it only took a minute or so with that tool. I might add that mine was before painting, but I was still careful to keep it from wandering.
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:11 PM   #6
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I ordered a pin removal kit from Snyder's, does a good job.

Hint- on one of the pins, I had to flip the block over, that has the hole for the pin, so I had extra drive to get the pin out. Kit works well enough.
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:54 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1929 Tudor Door hinge pin replacement

Here is a method that works quite well courtesy Gary Formalls, whidbey A’s. Take a socket, place it over the head of the pin, it should be 3/8”drive at least so as to clear the pin head. Then take a larger C clamp catch the socket and the tail of the pin in the clamp and tighten. “Bang” the pin will break loose and you can then easily drive it out. Has worked for me several times. Put some tape on the hinge to protect the paint. No banging, no heating, no drilling crooked holes.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:50 AM   #8
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Find someone in your local club who has an air (pneumatic) air hammer. Small size. After about a minute or less, it will come right out. Mask around it well and hold it steady because it will tend to wander. Mine were really stubborn but it only took a minute or so with that tool. I might add that mine was before painting, but I was still careful to keep it from wandering.
I worked for hours trying to remove the pins, went for a break and at a farm supply store I bought an air hammer kit for less than 20$, the pins jumped out
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:29 AM   #9
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Before you resort to drilling, try Free All and / or Kroill.
I second the Kroil!
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