Door hinge pin removal

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Door hinge pin removal

Post by Jaba » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:48 pm

What tool do I need to get to remove the hinge pins and the door stay too??

I see that both Sealey and Draper sell kits and pins but having never seen or used one I am not sure what to get and what size is appropriate.

I have measured the o.d of a pin and it looks like 6mm. Any advice please, I dont want to just hammer them out. I am too nice and gentle for that :twisted:
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Post by sleepy0905 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:03 pm

I use about 400mm of M6 threaded bar it worked for me it then cost me £1 for 10 door pins. :D since then I have now bought the proper tool from Portland tools.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:04 pm

The Kit I used was a steel bar with a slot in one end and some steel pins, the steel pins are inserted through the hinge pin and a small knurled nut screwed on, the bar is then added with the pin in the slot, a tap on the bar with a hammer then has the effect of pulling the pin downwards, there were different sizes of pin in the kit and the pins were available separately the BX needed the thinnest pins in the box and they were looking a bit the worse for wear after swapping four doors, sorry I forget the brand but the kit was easy to use, sorry about the rambling description :shock:
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Post by sleepy0905 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:06 pm

thats the same tool as i have bought and it is made by sykes-pickavan.
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Post by Jaba » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:25 pm

Thanks BX crazies (and other respondents) I have ordered the appropriate tool from Draper for next day delivery.

Does it work on the much shorter and more flimsy door stay/check strap as well ??
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