Trouble removing Ferret rear vision flap hinge pins

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Trouble removing Ferret rear vision flap hinge pins

Post by raeross » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:59 pm

I an trying to remove the rear vision flaps on my 1954 Daimler Ferret Mk1, so I can get into the nooks and crannies and clean and paint the inside.

I have three of the four pins out; however I am having trouble freeing up the upper outside pin. I have tried WD-40, and tapping it with a hammer; however, it doe not seem to want to budge.

I want to see if anyone happens to know a trick to removing this that I may not know about before I try the rougher methods of; heat the hinge with a torch, or grinding the ends off and driving it out. I would rather not have to track down, or make, a replacement.
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Robin Ross
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Re: Trouble removing Ferret rear vision flap hinge pins

Post by Buggy Man » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:29 pm

I wasn't able to remove mine either (if memory serves) so I had the machine shop that sand blasted my Mk.1/2's hull do it. As I recall, they said it was a bear. I think they used heat (torch) and a big hammer & punch....

Matt

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