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DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Help removing doors
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: May 30, 2009 08:07PM

Having a hard time removing the screws that attach the door to the hinge or the hinge to the body. Granted, I'm only using my hand-held impact driver, but I thought they would at least budge. Nada. Thoughts? Suggestions?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2694 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Help removing doors
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 31, 2009 10:57PM

A few of mine were frozen solid; drilled them & use an easy out... but i was in a hurry the day I did it. If you have time, get some penetrating oil & spray it on liberally from both sides & let it soak a day or two, then spray some more & let it soak again.


DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: Help removing doors
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: June 01, 2009 03:50PM

Thanks Rob. I sprayed them liberally a day or two ago and am going to have another crack at them tonight. Am also contemplating using some heat. If nothing moves, I'll be following the drill and easy out route. If this is the worst thing happens during the disassembly, I'm going to be a happy, happy, guy.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3993 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Help removing doors
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 01, 2009 05:14PM

If you go with the heat, try to melt some paraffin into the threads.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1122 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Help removing doors
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: June 01, 2009 06:09PM

Invest in a set of Philips (cross recess) head sockets as seen here
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One can get a lot more leverage on the joint.


DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: Help removing doors
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: June 01, 2009 06:58PM

Graham gets the prize! Inserted the biggest Phillips bit from my impact driver into a 1/2" drive socket and used my breaker bar. They cam out just like butter. Thanks! I was getting set to drill them out.


mlieb
mike Lieb
Dubuque,Iowa
(32 posts)

Registered:
07/01/2009 07:47AM

Main British Car:
1972 midget

Re: Help removing doors
Posted by: mlieb
Date: July 17, 2009 04:29PM

Whats the trick to getting the fenders off my midget?
I cant seem to get at all the bolts.
Any tips?I need to get the whole front end off.



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