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EFV-8 Club Forum / New 1940 Ford Book / How to remove the upper hinge pins on my 1940 car?

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sarahcecelia
03-26-2020 @ 12:00 PM
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I bought the tool to remove them, and either I'm stupid- or the tool is.

It fits on the top of the pin, with the small pin to push the hinge pin out on the bottom of the pin. This results in the tool pushing against the top and bottom of the hinge pin??; not pushing the pin up and out?? It's got me fooled! I thought it would be a "Piece of Cake!" to use!

Could some one show me a diagram, or photo, of how to properly use this tool??

I want to put the mirrors on that fit on the door upper hinge pin!

Regards, Steve Lee

1940 Tom
03-26-2020 @ 2:42 PM
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Hello Steve---

I'm not familiar with the hinge pin tool you are talking about. One of our other Club members can help you out, to be sure.

What are your plans for your 40? The "old" 1940 Restoration Manual states that the hinge pin mirrors are not correct, if you plan to show the car. So are the "peep" mirrors.

Hey Mike - am I correct? Have the judging standards changed any regarding the mirrors or not? Just let Steve know when you have a chance.

Tom

1931 Flamingo
03-26-2020 @ 3:13 PM
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Got a picture of the tool?? Where did you get it??
Paul in CT

Larry48
03-28-2020 @ 6:00 AM
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Steve, here a picture of the tool I use. It works great. Larry

Larry48
03-28-2020 @ 6:12 AM
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Better pictures of he tool.

carcrazy
03-28-2020 @ 11:28 AM
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If you don't have access to the proper tool, you can use a punch (suitable drift) of the correct diameter. The diameter of the punch should be slightly smaller than the diameter of the pin. Use a large hammer being careful not to hit the painted surfaces of the car while hitting the punch. Use a lot of penetrating oil first to loosen up the bond of the pin to the hinge.

Another option is to use a C-clamp with a suitably sized socket wrench located on the top of the hinge and a suitably sized bolt on the bottom of the pin to push it out. Be sure to first place a piece of rubber cut out of an old inner tube on top of the hinge to protect the paint.



sarahcecelia
03-28-2020 @ 11:31 AM
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Bob Drake catalog, is where I got the "Hinge Pin Removal Tool, " and those people are about as helpfull as teets on a bull!

Regards, Steve Lee

sarahcecelia
03-28-2020 @ 11:36 AM
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Larry, where did you get your tool??
A drift doesn't help! I soaked the pins for days with acetone/ auto trans fluid (50%-50%) and used a ledge hammer and a drift, to NO AVAIL AT ALL!

Regards, Steve Lee

sarahcecelia
03-28-2020 @ 11:40 AM
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That's okay; this car alredy won 1st in it's class at the Antique Auto Club of America, and a Dearborn award. I just show it locally, and those people don't know what is right or wrong.Not to worry.

Regards, Steve Lee

ford38v8
03-28-2020 @ 1:23 PM
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Don't be so sure that car show attendees don't know right from wrong. Many are more knowledgeable than the owners of the cars. The best resource to learn about one's car is to put it in a show, and absorb the knowledge and comments made by others. We all have something to learn, and who knows, we might be the teacher one day. The difficult thing for some owners is to ferret out the unwise comments from the appreciative.

Alan

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