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Old 09-04-2005, 01:47 PM   #1
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Door hinge pin?

I'm in the process of closing up the play in the main door & screen hinge, by inserting bronze tube bushings. I plan on enlarging the the holes just slightly to insert the bushings, but my question is,It looks like there is a small pin locking the hinge pin in place, and I need the best way to tap out the pin. Any info would be great!

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Old 09-04-2005, 07:40 PM   #2
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hinge pin removal

I just remove our hinge pin this summer on our 1967 Airstream. It had what is called a roll pin that helped hold the hinge pin in place. You just need to find a punch that is small enough to tap the roll pin out. It should tap out from either side. The hinge pin was a different animal. It had one end that was larger than the other end. I do not remember which end was larger. I just remember that it came out easier one way than it did the other. I also used a lot of WD40 in the process.

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Sorry to get back so late! Got a punch set and I'm waiting for a day off to work on it. Thank you for the reply!
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I'm in the process of closing up the play in the main door & screen hinge, by inserting bronze tube bushings.
You may wish to consider the probability of electrolytic corrosion between aluminium and bronze. This link shows the voltages in the galvanic series.
I would not use this combination. Stainless steel would be better, IMHO.
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