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Old 11-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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Removing pin on rear door hinge?

I am trying to mount my aluminess rear tire carrier to my E350 and not having any luck removing the rear door hinge pin. I drilled out about over .25" with a 3/8" bit but that sucker is not budging! I don't have an air hammer, but not sure the best place to take it to for such a small quick job.

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Re: Removing pin on rear door hinge?

It wasn't easy when I did mine. It took a lot of pursuantion with a hammer and punch but it finally came loose. Make sure you protect your door/paint with a few layers of cardboard before going to town. I started with a 8oz hammer but it didn't budge until I busted out the 2 lb sledge. It is much easier with 2 people.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:14 PM   #3
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Re: Removing pin on rear door hinge?

My fabdude Ray said that was the single most difficult take out on the van... must be a "characteristic"
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Re: Removing pin on rear door hinge?

I paid a professional to do it. Worth every penny!
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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Re: Removing pin on rear door hinge?

Thanks for the advice guys! It seems like quite a robust part for such a simple function.

I enlisted the help of some friends. Found out a buddy has an air hammer, so hopefully he'll be able to "persuade" the pin . . .
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #6
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Re: Removing pin on rear door hinge?

For what's it worth here's how I did it: http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...p=68575#p68575

You'll have to read down a bit in the post.
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