Door hinge removal

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Rumbler
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Joined: May 21st, 2017, 4:27 pm
Body Type: 82-A Closed Cab
Model Year: 1928
Location: Illinois

Door hinge removal

Post by Rumbler » January 19th, 2018, 11:03 am

I'm working to get the hinges removed from my doors...I've removed the screws on the door side of the hinges and the hinges will wiggle freely within the door, however they won't come out of the door. Is there some other retainer that I'm missing?

flatford39
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Joined: September 24th, 2009, 3:06 pm
Body Type: Express
Model Year: 1928
Location: NE Illinois

Re: Door hinge removal

Post by flatford39 » January 19th, 2018, 1:09 pm

Not that I am aware of. They should just slide right out. How rusty is the door. They may need a little persuasion.

Stakebed
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Body Type: Grainbox
Model Year: 1929
Location: Illinois

Re: Door hinge removal

Post by Stakebed » January 19th, 2018, 2:01 pm

yup remove screws and should slide out - over the years the metal around the screws can dig into the hinge itself and cause it to hang up. might try tapping the hinge out with a block a wood and soak the area in some kinda rust penatrent.

Rumbler
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Joined: May 21st, 2017, 4:27 pm
Body Type: 82-A Closed Cab
Model Year: 1928
Location: Illinois

Re: Door hinge removal

Post by Rumbler » January 19th, 2018, 2:32 pm

Thanks...I've persuaded them with a 2 pound dead blow hammer to the point I was afraid of damaging something. Like you say, maybe the screw countersinks in the sheet metal are hanging up on the hinge. I'll look into a different kind of persuasion, like a pry bar.

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