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help with vh doors!

Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by vh_commydore, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. vh_commydore

    vh_commydore New Member

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    i have been disasembling my vh for a few weeks now, and have come to the doors, now the pins arent that bad accept for the bottom one. but the gold clip through the middle.. the pin will not budge to come out, i have been told to "dodgy" it out with the old gas axe but thats not goin to be the case, 2 put my baby through the toment,, so any ideas, someone has to no
     
  2. vkberlina

    vkberlina VK Madman

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    I guess you mean your removing the hinge pins to pull the doors off the car.

    The top pin you pull though the bottom of the hinge, and the bottom pin through the top of the hinge.

    I used a slide hammer that we had made specifically for the job. The shaft of the slide hammer fits through the middle of the pin, then a round nut about 10mm long is wound onto the thread on the shaft of the slide hammer.
    Then just pull out the pins.

    There are other methods similar wat of attachment but you hit a bar with a hammer.

    Soak the insides of the hinged with inox or similar anti seize lube before you remove the doors, try removing the rears with the doors closed, you can do the same with the front but you need the front guards off to do it.

    cheers
    Scott
     
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    Yup, the pins can be a pain, I used a hole punch type tool, some took longer than others, and others got hit by the angle grinder.

    But I think he's having trouble with the VH style check starp. VK and on just have a pin sitting in the hole, VH and earlier have a pop rivet style pin. Just chop 1 of the heads off the rivet using a metal chissel.
     
  4. RACE5L

    RACE5L Solid cammed

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    I have stripped over 10 VB-VK's and never come accross a pop rivet, all have vad the same pin, the pop rivet head could only be thought of as the rubber plug that seals them up.
     
  5. DANNY8

    DANNY8 Yo Coooornflake!

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    We've got 3 VH's and 2 VK's.....all have the pins in the doors....never heard of them having pop rivet type things.
     
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    I don't think NVS is refering to the hings.
    I believe he's refereing to the door control strap that stops the door opening to far, and holds it open.
    This strap has a pivot on the half way up piller, on both the VH's I've owned this has been a rivet, and is hard to remove. I've replace the straps on my front doors and now they have pins, same as VN, the new straps came from a VN.
     
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    atrail308 RIP King of the Mountain

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    correct name = check strap...
     
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    thanks for the replies fellas. and yes i am talkin about the check strap. i just didnt no the name, so the chisel is the way to go?
     

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