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Post by Ian » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:13 am

I've had to remove a hinge from the A-post to replace the pin. After total failure with an impact driver I very carefully drilled the screw heads out expecting to then have to drill out and clean up threads in captive nuts. I was surprised to find no captive nuts, instead a penny washer, plain washer, spring washer and nut on each screw just fell out the back.
Question 1: are there supposed to be captive nuts or is this a bodge repair? (if it is a bodge it's held up ok for the thirty odd years I've had the car)
Question 2: how on earth do you get to the back to hold nuts whilst fitting the hinge?
Question 3: thinking of using riv-nuts. Comments?

Thanks in advance,
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Post by scimjim » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:20 am

this is definitely the easiest way :)


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Post by Ian » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:27 am

Speedy's paint job is too good for me to contemplate going to those lengths! I can't afford to have it done again. :(


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Post by MadMax » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:48 am

Access to the hinge nuts via removing the blower motor panel


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Post by Ian » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:50 pm

Thanks MadMax. I can see that now. Those blower motor panels are also a pain to remove because of the way they are "nailed" in! Oh well, I'm too far into the job to stop now.


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