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Old 20-08-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Bug door hinge pin removal

I am trying to remove the top hinge pin on a pre 65 bug door.
I tried soaking it with plusgas, heating, hitting it with a big hammer and it won't budge.
I am hitting it from the bottom of the hinge.
There is a thread for a mirror on the top of the hinge which I assume is part of the pin?
Anyone know what I am doing wrong or a good trick to get the pin out?
If I hit my hand again I'm gonna go mad! Grrr.
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Old 20-08-2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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The threaded part is part of the pin.
A powerful air hammer fitted with a pin punch may move it.
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Old 20-08-2008, 09:43 PM   #3
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best way is to get a hinge pin removal tool. expensive, but tend to do the trick.I ended up taking the doors to my local garage, and he removed them for 20, so a bargain i think.
The threaded part on the hinge is for the mirror, and is part of the pin
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air gun ftw. pissed about with normal hammer and punch for hours with no joy. got the air hammer on it and did it in minutes


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Give Mark at VDub Resto a call (He's based in Bristol) he'll get em out for ya no probs

Heres a link to his website/contact details www.vdubresto.co.uk
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Thanks guys.
I'll try an air hammer and if thats no good I'll call in the pros!
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i tried plus gas, hammer, air chisel with nothing budging. get your self one of these. fantastic tool

http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?i...emType=PRODUCT
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Look up Joey Cogdill on thesamba he makes a hinge pin removal tool and a steering wheel puller. It's well made and he's a great bloke and is very happy to ship to the UK!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie....php?id=522556
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