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Hello, I was wondering if anyone could tell me.
How to remove The door pins and spring so I could take off the door?

I removed the c-clips and smacked the pins from under with a mini sledge but they won't budge. I figure I am missing something.

And I'm stuck on the rear seat as well.
At first I tried leaning against the front bench and using my legs to push the rear, then ....

The Haynes manual is lacking ... :bored:

Thanks. :)
 

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Nope, your not missing anything that's exactly how they come out. You might trying having one person pull up on the door while you smack the pins with a hammer to help release some of the pressure, maybe spray them with a good amout of lube and let em' soak for a bit. Once you pop the pins out then the door spring should just decompress as you pull the door off and fall out. Good luck
 

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Hey Ferrari

Check the top of the pin to make sure someone has'nt tack welded the pin in place. If thats ok then do what your doing and give it a good whack upwards. Sometimes they're a little stubborn.

As far as your rear seat, push the front of the seat down and back to get it to unlock from the brackets. Then lift up and pull towards you to remove. The back section has a couple of bolts to remove on the bottom that you will see when the seat is removed. Then just lift up on the seat back to unhook it. Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks a lot I appreciate it guys!
Going to give it a try tonight or tomorrow morning!
 

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I've seen pins with "E" clips holding them too!
 

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I had to heat my hinges up with a propane torch to get the pins out. You don't have to get them very hot, but a little heat worked wonders.
 

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After you get them good and hot, touch them with an old candle so the wax runs down beside the pin. This is an old trick for rusty bolts and it works like magic. Like 73Novaman said, the springs will POP out, so I suggest you tie a piece of string on them before you do this so they don't run away and hide in the grass. Getting them back in is a lot harder, and makes you understand why that little $7 spring tool you will only use once is worth every penny.

The rear seat is HARD to get out unless you are a real gorilla. You have to push a lot harder than you would think...and then even harder than that!:eek:

Dave
 

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It seems to me I remember the hinge pins also having a knurled section under the head of the pin similiar to wheel studs and maybe hitting it from underneath does push the pin up but the top portion of the hinge is flexing upward keeping the pin in place and you are not breaking this knurled section bond.
You may want to see if you can take a screwdriver and wedge it under the head of the hinge pin to help lift it upward. If a screwdriver doesn't work, modify a cold chisel and put a notch in the middle to make a mini pickle fork tool. You may also have to grind the chisels flat sections to make it more pointed with a more gentle slope to lift up the head of the hinge pin.
I too have found out by lifting up on the back edge of the door it takes pressure off of the pin and bushings to make it easier to get the pin out.

Jim
 

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Remove Fender?

Is it easier to remove the lower pin if you remove the front fender and come at it from that direction?
 
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