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Old 05-09-2013, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post




The tool for bending the hinges is "ok" but really you want to move things where they need to be. Let's face it, seldom does the hinge get bent when you are using one of these tools, the weakest point is going to bend, and that isn't the hinge its self it's going to be the mounting of the hinge on the door or the cowl or B pillar or where ever the hinge is mounted. So bending to make the door fit may be long lasting, but it also may be short lived being it was bent for a reason, it is weakened and it will go back same place after a while. So it's sort of a last resort. It's also a great tool for the alignment in that you can loosen the hinge bolts only a little and use this tool with it's leverage to move the door a little.

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Brian, You do know this door bending(not hinge bending) tool was made for non- adjustable hinges like for the S-10 and GM trucks ...bending a door with adjustable hinges like the car in the pic is basicly a no-no....and its mostly mis- used to bend a door up when the pins and bushing are wore out to get the door to close again. Its a handy( go too tool) for the S-10 though...
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