Register now to get rid of these ads!

Shoebox hinge screws.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Eric H, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 970

    Eric H
    Member

    Does anyone know the best way to remove 49 -51 ford hinge screws without striping them? Thanks for any advice in advance.
     
  2. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,954

    Hnstray
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Quincy, IL

    If paint damage is not a concern, heat them first with propane or oxy torch. After they cool, use an impact screwdriver.

    Ray
     
  3. toadyoty
    Joined: Dec 5, 2011
    Posts: 20

    toadyoty
    Member
    from Warm Beach

    They were a bitch to get out in '64. I would try used ATF thinned 50% with paint thinner. Best damn penetrate there is.
     
  4. carmuts
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 874

    carmuts
    Member

    If you ruin the screws I have some NOS screws that might be right. Ford part # 378428-S8 and 353908-S7. Also have 354488-S8 Robertson screws. Rod
     

  5. BLUDICE
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,476

    BLUDICE
    Member

  6. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,964

    Finnrodder
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Finland

    How about aircraft screw knocker?

    [​IMG]

    I bought one from ebay,but i havent tested it yet...
     
  7. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 970

    Eric H
    Member

    I bought something similar to that at the Home Depot but it is a pile of garbage. That one looks pretty cool with the handle on the side to keep it from rotating. The washers under these screws are very unique.
     
  8. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 970

    Eric H
    Member

    Thanks for all of the advice guys. I will try out some of these ideas in the morning.
     
  9. Got mine out by heating the nuts rosy red . Loosen while it red hot. Even stuck the torch inside the doors with a heat shield. 2 people is best. Heating the philips head will probably twist the head of. If it does twist off just weld a hex nut on after you get the hinges off, The heat from welding will be enough to turn them out. It's a job that takes a long time since there are 32 of them.
     
  10. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,870

    Buddy Palumbo
    Member

    I just went through this a few weeks ago , and deal with this at work quite often (in the car resto business) .

    Where you can get to the nuts on the backside , I'll agree with Tedley : Use an oxy/acet torch to heat the nut red hot , and then turn it out with a proper-sized screwdriver . An impact driver can be used to help out .

    On the ones that you can't get to the nuts behind : use an oxy/acet torch (propane isn't hot enough) with a small tip - heat the screw up red , right on the head ... let it cool black , then heat it back up again - repeat a few times , then use a proper-sized screwdriver (or carefully with an impact screwdriver) (once it begins to go black) to remove them . Don't force them . If they don't come out , repeat the process . If you try to beat on it while it's still red , it'll deform the head , and make it even harder to remove them . Have patience with them , you'll be glad you did .
     
  11. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 970

    Eric H
    Member

    Thanks for the advice guys. I went out and bought some torches (long over due). I heated each screw twice and took my time with ample amounts of penatrate oil and and all the screws came out in one piece. Now it is time to join the bottom half of my solid Tudor doors to the upper half of my rotten Vic doors.
     
  12. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,729

    the-rodster
    Member

  13. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 970

    Eric H
    Member

    I will do that rebuild for sure. Thanks for the tip.
     
  14. Crankhole
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,624

    Crankhole
    Member

    I used an impact driver and PB Blaster.
     
  15. DadsBlueFord
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
    Posts: 472

    DadsBlueFord
    Member
    from Hayden, ID

    I managed to destroy 2 screws trying to get them out. The heads were already pretty stripped when I started, and stripped out completely when trying alternating heat and PB Blaster, hand impact screwdriver, etc. Tried using a version of an EZ-out, and ended up drilling the ez-out completely through the screw. They were not coming out regardless. My question is, what do I do now? I've got portions of the screws in those two holes. One is slightly off-center. How do I fix this?
     
  16. 50shoe
    Joined: Sep 14, 2005
    Posts: 640

    50shoe
    Member

    A screw knocker is the ONLY way to do this IMHO. I've pulled quite a few doors off these cars and it never fails.

    Dads,

    I think you're going to have to sneak up on the those with progressively bigger drill bits. once you ALMOST hit the threads at one point (you say they are off-center) the screw should now be slotted and you should be able to work it out with a small chisel. a little heat may help. this has worked for me in the past.

    worst case you can just knock the welded on nut off the backside and weld a new nut on! I think some of them are accessible on the body.
     
  17. DadsBlueFord
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
    Posts: 472

    DadsBlueFord
    Member
    from Hayden, ID

  18. DadsBlueFord
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
    Posts: 472

    DadsBlueFord
    Member
    from Hayden, ID

    On a related note, does anyone know the size/thread of those door screws? And the best place to get a quality tap and die set that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
     
  19. 50shoe
    Joined: Sep 14, 2005
    Posts: 640

    50shoe
    Member

    5/16x24 (fine) I think.

    Mcmaster Carr has nice taps
     
  20. DadsBlueFord
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
    Posts: 472

    DadsBlueFord
    Member
    from Hayden, ID

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.