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I am restoring a 1974 SB.I would like to remove the doors in order to replace door pins with over size ones.The official VW service manual I have says that a special pin removal tool should be used.I find it hard to believe that there is not a way to do this without the special tool but decided to get some advice b-4 I start trying to remove it without the tool.I have no idea where to even get the tool if I were to try to get one.Jc Whitney nor The Real source knew what I was talking about when I called them for info.I will appreciate any help you can give me.Thanks----
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The door Hinge Pins are VERY Difficult to remove.... The pins MUST be driven upwards.. and usually they must be heated to be driven out. One tool I have heard of, probably not available these days fits over the hinge and You screw in from the bottom and the pin is pushed out. You May Not need an oversized pin.. VW say You do, but only if the hinge is worn badly.. usually only the pin wears, as it seems to be softer material than the hinge itself.. an inexpensive tool to do this job would sell.. otherwise You have to take the doors off to drive the pins out...with a large hammer & Punch.. First fill the top of the hinge [where You would normally fill with oil ] with WD40 or similar penetrating fluid for a few weeks to try to make the pin easier to extract... Best Of Luck..
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Almost sounds like a project not worth taking on unless your in desparate need..:-)
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You are correct Dan,
its NOT a job to take on lightly.. and its NOT easy..
probably one of the most difficult jobs on a Beetle,
and not one You can always succeed with....
I have tried a few... I've NOT succeeded with any as yet.. but I have never heated one up with Oxy/Accetylene, maybe thats the answer......

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