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Old 05-07-2013, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by david-b View Post
The hinges were fully removed to be cleaned up. Ideally would have loved to get the powdercoated, but didn't happen. Also, I don't know how I'd be able to install the spring on the top hinge without it being in a vice. Take a good deal of force to compress it. I will try to do the other side without removing the door. I can't imagine having enough space to do it though. Will give it a try though on the other door.

I had read about the hinges bending and makes sense. Also seen bending tools to help bend it back into shape. I'll try adjusting the door again and then try the bending if no change.

Lots of good information from everyone, thanks!
I wish I could hand you my spring tool, it's one of these.

But for years I have used a pair of Duckbill Vice grips like these.

Just put the spring in it along the edge and compress it, put it into place and release the Vicegrip.

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