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  1. Roddie Fett's Avatar
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    Apr 6, 2014, 6:07 PM - Hinge problem #1

    I decided to go with the hinge & pin system rather than the magnets.
    only problem is,I have the hinges,I haven't cut them to length yet....but I cant seem to figure out how
    to get the pin out. I looks to have dimples on every second section holding it in. Any help would be awesome.
    Thanks
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    Apr 6, 2014, 6:23 PM - Re: Hinge problem #2

    Need to get it in a vice and use a pin punch. Once you get enough out, grab it with vice grip pliers tightly and continue hitting the pliers to pull the pin. Then you can shave/grind part of the pin down to clear the dimples.
    Last edited by syllander; Apr 6, 2014 at 6:54 PM.
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    Apr 6, 2014, 6:30 PM - Re: Hinge problem #3

    If you want to ship me your stuff, I'll do it for free. Just supply the hinges. And let me know if you approve of the way I did my hinges. I have some down time... I'm Waiting on a bunch of stuff to be shipped to me!
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    Apr 6, 2014, 7:54 PM - Re: Hinge problem #4

    Thank you for the generous offer NoGoodToM3D3ad thats above & beyond help.
    I like to tackle the ins & outs of my builds. But really thank you very much for the offer.
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    Apr 6, 2014, 8:29 PM - Re: Hinge problem #5

    I can make a quick video tomorrow on how i did the hinges (Cutting and all)
    I for one didn't have a vice. I used Raw Brute Strength!!! But, like I've stated in your other hinge/gaunt closure thread- it is NOT EASY taking that **** Pin out without the proper tools for the job (Like syllander suggests).
    Measure the appropriate length (For MOW, it happens to be at a gap on a "piano" hinge [I can get you the exact brand of hinge I used tomorrow]) cut the hinge with a dremel (Preferably), then start cranking that **** pin out with pliers or vice gripes (Optimally)
    Hindsight, I should have tried drilling/dremeling out the retainer dimples.
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    Apr 6, 2014, 10:27 PM - Re: Hinge problem #6

    I cut off on part of the hinge to get to the pin then used a vice and pliers and brute forced it out. Word to the wise cut them to size first. That way you are pulling less pin out at a time.
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    Apr 7, 2014, 6:08 AM - Re: Hinge problem #7

    But cut the pin a little longer so you can bend a loop (Which I did) or 90* angle to grab them
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    Apr 8, 2014, 7:42 PM - Re: Hinge problem #8

    Got my hinges cut & the pin & hinge all set up & looped so I can pull it out.
    thanks to my "fairy gaunt mother"
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    Apr 9, 2014, 7:03 AM - Re: Hinge problem #9

    show and tell!! no pictures?!
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    Apr 9, 2014, 8:30 AM - Re: Hinge problem #10

    they are in epoxy stage now,Ill have in progress pic alittle later...im off today so there will be multiple fett projects going on today.
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    Apr 9, 2014, 11:03 AM - Re: Hinge problem #11

    here ya go...
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    Apr 9, 2014, 11:07 AM - Re: Hinge problem #12

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    Apr 10, 2014, 3:43 PM - Re: Hinge problem #13

    Seems like you used the two NON dimpled sides? This a correct observation?
    You also went the extra mile to do the hard core Cruzer method chopping out that hinge gap... Admirable.
    It looks great!
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    Apr 10, 2014, 8:27 PM - Re: Hinge problem #14

    Not exactly,I did what syllander suggested & shaved down the pin so it would clear the dimples.
    On the other gauntlet I had to cut one of the dimpled ones off & yes I did follow the Cruzer tutorial for the hinge gap.
    I also shaved down the side walls to recess the hinge flush, on the inside.
    Thank you Fairy Gaunt mother

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