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Old September 1st, 2014, 03:35 PM
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Door and rear hatch hinge replacement

Anyone have experience removing the old rusted hinges on a Defender 90? I have looked online and expect I will need to use an impact wrench or drill out screws if too rusted in. Any tips from others who have DIY would be appreciated. I have new OEM replacement hinges primed, painted and ready to go. Just not sure how to attack these rusty stuck screws.

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Old September 1st, 2014, 03:41 PM
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Have you tried Google? Thousands of "How to remove rusty bolts" advise, methods, techniques, ideas. Personally I used a socket set while chanting "righty tighty, lefty loosy.
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Old September 1st, 2014, 03:43 PM
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I did find one video on Google that showed how to drill out the screws on a def 110 which I'm hoping to avoid if possible. Given how common the rust on the hinges was I was hoping someone had tips to getting them off besides drilling out.
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Have you even tried to remove them yet?
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Old September 1st, 2014, 03:54 PM
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Use an impact screw driver ... The one you hit with a hammer.

Like this
http://m.autozone.com/autozone-mobil...dw?switch=true
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Old September 1st, 2014, 03:57 PM
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Have you tried Google? Thousands of "How to remove rusty bolts" advise, methods, techniques, ideas. Personally I used a socket set while chanting "righty tighty, lefty loosy.
This is me to a T! Seriously though, hit them with pb blaster and buy screw driver bits for your socket set. Don't leave the pb blaster on the paint for long (can damage). If you do strip them, then you can use an easy out to grip them even better, if you break the heads off then you'll have to drill them (anyway) so I wouldn't start there
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Have you tried Google? Thousands of "How to remove rusty bolts" advise, methods, techniques, ideas. Personally I used a socket set while chanting "righty tighty, lefty loosy.
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Have you even tried to remove them yet?
Yes I have. Not with impact driver yet. Not budging. I have been soaking them with WD40 for a few days.

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Use an impact screw driver ... The one you hit with a hammer.

Like this
http://m.autozone.com/autozone-mobil...dw?switch=true
Wow that looks like a cheap solution, thanks! I will go pick one of these up.
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Wd40 won't do anything until they start to move.

Can't you turn a wrench on the nuts at the back?
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You should consider spraying them with liquid wrench or pb blaster for a few days. The penetrating oil products can really make a difference on old fixings. Maybe save you from getting the grinder or a drill and easy outs involved...
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I PB blasted mine every day for a week and still had to drill some out. Most came out/broke off with an impact wrench and hammer.
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Make sure you spray it on the back ... Spraying it on the head of the screw won't do shit!
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You should consider spraying them with liquid wrench or pb blaster for a few days. The penetrating oil products can really make a difference on old fixings. Maybe save you from getting the grinder or a drill and easy outs involved...
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I PB blasted mine every day for a week and still had to drill some out. Most came out/broke off with an impact wrench and hammer.
Thanks what is PB??? Sorry not familiar with that one.

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Use an impact screw driver ... The one you hit with a hammer.

Like this
http://m.autozone.com/autozone-mobil...dw?switch=true
I purchased the impact driver at autozone and will try it out in the next day or two. Thanks again.
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Update: all door hinges came off in one day with NO drilling just a lot of patience and impact driver powered by a hammer as well as a power drill with screw driver attachment. Brand new painted hinges look amazing. Will post pic. Rear hatch hinges were more work actually and two screws needed to be drilled out. Took a bit of time but did so by gradually increasing drill bit size.

Thanks for all who offered advise.
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