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by Richard B
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door hinge pin removal
Replies: 6
Views: 3147

Re: Door hinge pin removal

Just an update on this side. Got it out by slicing through the brass washer with a fine (1mm) angle grinder cutting disc. Had to have the centre part of the hinge electro spark eroded to remove the very stubborn part of the pin.
by Richard B
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door hinge pin
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Re: Door hinge pin

I have the same problem. Has anyone managed to have their hinge repaired by sleeving or any other method?

If so can a suitable machinist be recommended?
by Richard B
Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wtd - Front upper door hinge
Replies: 0
Views: 708

Wtd - Front upper door hinge

Just the middle section or the whole piece will do. Looks like they are not handed so either side will do.

Alternatively open to suggestions on repairing a worn hinge pin hole. i.e. is sleeving viable or could that be a real faff?
by Richard B
Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Overdrive for a 2000 Mk 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Re: Overdrive for a 2000 Mk 1

A Type fits direct to the bodyshell, no spacers required. J Type requires spacers, CW sells them I think they are longer than the auto gearbox ones.
by Richard B
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door hinge pin removal
Replies: 6
Views: 3147

Re: Door hinge pin removal

Yes 2lb club hammer. Shifted a bit then stopped, possibly the wear point on the pin has caught as the hinge is stiff now, whereas it was flippy-floppy :) :shock:

Been playing welding today and Bradley has been making & using a Servo dismantling tool for his MkII 2.5. :roll:
by Richard B
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door hinge pin removal
Replies: 6
Views: 3147

Re: Door hinge pin removal

Hi Alec, I will give the blowtorch a try. The car needs a respray, so not too concerned about the paintwork. I have had to use the grinder before in the case of broken pins. If you cut through the washers and pin, you can separate the pin into three pieces. The two on the car then drift out easily a...
by Richard B
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door hinge pin removal
Replies: 6
Views: 3147

Door hinge pin removal

What is peoples preferred method of removing stubborn door pins?

Hit with hammer
Heat with torch & hit with hammer
Drill out pin
Angle grinder through brasss washers to spilt into three, then hit with hammer
by Richard B
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Pics of front wing off car
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Re: Pics of front wing off car

What areas do you want?
by Richard B
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wtd MkI Front Valance repair
Replies: 0
Views: 4049

Wtd MkI Front Valance repair

Does anyone have a MkI front valance repair or full panel for sale?

If anyone has one of Lloyds repair sections they don't need yet, I could order one to replace it.

Just that his lead time is 5 months at present, and I would like to get on with my Saloon.
by Richard B
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly
Replies: 19
Views: 8733

Re: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly

Thought I should give an update. The spacers were incorrect.1.3" Auto, rather than the 1-9/16" J Type. I made a rookie error. I measured them in situ, but did not take into account the height of the insulating top-hat bush. Although the gearstick is still over (but maybe correct), at least the rubbe...