Hinge pin removal

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Hinge pin removal
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Dunlap on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 03:57 pm:

I would like to install a hinge pin mirror on my 24 coupe. I've inspected the top hinge pin on the driver's side and even tried tapping the pin out like I do with hinges on doors in the house. The pin isn't budging. Is there a trick to removing the hinge pin that I am missing?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Zibell on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 04:28 pm:

Could be that pin has been there awhile in all kinds of weather. Try a little penetrating oil for awhile around the head and bottom. Give it a few days to do its thing. Then it is back to the punch and hammer. Sometimes it takes quite a bit of persuasion.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 04:34 pm:

Some can be pretty stubborn from rust. I use an air riveter (better throttling) with a pin punch bit. Works every time. Soak it with your favorite penetrating oil and keep at it. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Zibell on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 08:35 am:

Eric,

I forgot to mention, when you go to put on the hinge pin mirrors, quite a bit of the mount may need to be ground or machined away for the new bolt to fit through the hinge. It seems the "legs" of the mirror mount are made just a bit short for some Model T door hinges.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Goelz-Knoxville,TN on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 09:29 am:

I use a hinge pin remover it does the trick on stubborn pins,the 24 pins are serrated at the top to keep the pin from turning and wallowing out the hole, as John says they will need to be ground out so they will fit around the hinge, grind and fit ,grind and fit.

Rick


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