Jump to content

Door Pin Removal


carlt1970
 Share

Recommended Posts

I got a Sykes Pickavant one and bent it. Don't want to discourage you but you can easily spend all day trying to pull a pair of doors off. Ended up getting a mate to take his grinder to the hinges! That only works if the doors coming off are scrap though...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wull av soaked um in diesel und un ran awe tap doon grabbed thi fecker nae probs und wiz like pooin awe tooth popped oot nae probs, awe stud extractor wid probs dae thi same if gettin awe bite.

Hid wan owe they door pin removal tools metal as saft as Sh..!! plus geed oot tae some wan years back und niver got back so if yae kin mind who yae urr readin thi JIST KEEP UM!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yup! very true, guess am awe lucky fecker or they wurnae thaut tight. Noo jist had awe thought hooz aboot freezin thi feckers wid drap oot an awe! widnae ken who ti git thi door intae mi freezer though!!

But yae could use yon plumbers magi can that freezes thi pipes tae shrink thi door pin awe tad tae poo oot.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Like that idea alot, Rab . ;)

Ive got to be honest and confess

I too have taken the grinder to the

hinges ... (Well, a petrol stone-cutter really ! )

Had a thinner blade than the grinder .. ;)

sliced thru the hinges along the A post naw prub's

und niver wunt nigh thi daws atull ....

Im awae ti thi ploomers ..... :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i made my actual tool from a 2 foot long bar with a suitable thin slotted end cut into it.but bought the actual pull out pins via a local garage.think they were sykes pickavant ones. i had been previously using 5mm dia long bolts & rounded off deep nuts.this seemed to do the job just as well except they used to snap more often than the proper thing. ive also had times when i cant get my tool through the pins & have got them out by tapping OUTWARDS & chopping off with sharp chisel as it comes out!but the proper way is definately best.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Knock the pins the 'wrong' way first with a punch (knock top pin upwards and bottom pin downwards) to break the seal and then pull them with the tool (pull top pin downwards and bottom pin upwards). I made my own tool from a threaded rod with a rounded nut, same outer diameter as the door pin, at one end and a hefty bar bolted at right angles to the other end, strong enough to sustain some savage blows with a hammer. Pins would not budge until I knocked them the 'wrong' way but then they slid out no problem. Good luck.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

the offical GM Tool is a flexi slide hammer which is on the same lines as the one made by SAS in the above post. The GM one just has a large lump of metal the slide up and down the rod.

Works a treat, got the pins out of a '79 coupe in a minute or so

Andy

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 3 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...