Mark Simpson

Door Hinge Spring Removal

Mark Simpson
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Restoring a classic car usually means dealing with springs, which can lead to anger, frustration or even physical harm. When a spring’s potential energy is suddenly released the results can be unpredictable and instantaneous. Fortunately, there are tools for every job, and the ones designed for dealing with springs will tame these beasts.

While the springs in the door hinge of your classic car carry far less potential energy than your hood or suspension springs, they can still be equally troublesome to deal with. Large 2-door cars are prone to needing the door hinges serviced as the weight of the door wears out the bushings on the hinge pins. Unfortunately in order to service these bushing often the hinge spring needs to be removed. This can be a formidable task, but the right tool will make short work of it.

We join Mark Simpson in the shop where he demonstrates using a widely available and affordable spring compressor. In just a few moments the hinge spring can be safely removed as well as safely installed without much effort. We’re certain you’ll agree this is a “must-have” tool for any well equipped shop.

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