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twisty wrenches to move doors with fenders on. What are they called?

Looking for a 1/2" + 9/16" wrench that has a "s" bend in it in order to move doors while fenders are still on the car. The yoda calls them "fender" wrenches but I'm thinking there's a technical term for it. The term escapes me....hmmmmm????

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obstruction wrenches

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lol distibutor wrenches.. 1/2"& 9/16" to time engines,

today wouldn't gearwrenches with a swivel head be even better..
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if you wanna go ole school, clawfoot wrench heads
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About 45 yrs. ago I bought a wrench from MAC that was just for door hinges , might check for 1 of them..
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one long chaftman or sk tool 1/2 boxed & 9/16" boxed, and some heat..
instant, whatever you need/want.. bonus if you start with offset heads
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lol distibutor wrenches.. 1/2"& 9/16" to time engines,

today wouldn't gearwrenches with a swivel head be even better..
I suppose so, but I see these wrenches all the time at the swap meet. Got my eyes open for one and just wanted to see how much they are new and to have a technical term for it.
I'll probably get the swivel head gear wrenches next black friday at Sears. Gear wrenches are really cheap on Black Friday there.
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Guys, we are talking S shaped hinge wrench, got mine years ago from SnapOn. Still to this day there are LOTS of hinges you are not going to loosen without them, Gearwrenches, none of them. You can barely do it with an S wrench sometimes.



Here's one on ebay.

Snap on Tools Wrench s Type Door Hinge Wrench 12mm S6159 Off Set Box Wrench | eBay

You will want the SAE ones of course, 1/2" and 9/16th.

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You can see that these wrenches are much more than just a simple "S" shape, they have step as well and are very complicated in shape just for door hinges.

Snap on 11 mm s 9624A Door Hinge Wrench "s" Wrench Door Wrench No Owners Marks | eBay

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That's pretty close to what I had , the head needs to be offset to clear the "channel" shape of the hinge.

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You can see that these wrenches are much more than just a simple "S" shape, they have step as well and are very complicated in shape just for door hinges.

Snap on 11 mm s 9624A Door Hinge Wrench "s" Wrench Door Wrench No Owners Marks | eBay

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looks like an ofset box wrench with an s added, I can make one out of a wrench in my garage.. nothing special about that wrench other than , it coming already bent..
ford 2.3 waerpumbs need a special wrench too, but a 10mm wrench and gas wrench and bamm you have that 45.oo wrench..
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looks like an ofset box wrench with an s added, I can make one out of a wrench in my garage.. nothing special about that wrench other than , it coming already bent..
ford 2.3 waerpumbs need a special wrench too, but a 10mm wrench and gas wrench and bamm you have that 45.oo wrench..
Yep of course it could be made, it's just a piece of metal.

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Guys, we are talking S shaped hinge wrench, got mine years ago from SnapOn. Still to this day there are LOTS of hinges you are not going to loosen without them, Gearwrenches, none of them. You can barely do it with an S wrench sometimes.



Here's one on ebay.

Snap on Tools Wrench s Type Door Hinge Wrench 12mm S6159 Off Set Box Wrench | eBay

You will want the SAE ones of course, 1/2" and 9/16th.

Brian
thanks for the name of it. Yeah, I figured a gear ratchet wouldn't be too helpful on a lot of those old hinges. We're getting a lot of these lip stick on a pig cars where we just clean up the finish, line the panels, shoot, and kick it down the road. So we're lining up more doors with fenders on than usual.
I'll keep my eye out for the SAE one, thanks.
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This one is slightly different and it belonged to my Dad. I'm certain that it dates back to the 30's. One side has SUPER - QUALITY stamped on it and it looks like the other has FO(?)(?)EINS - - I couldn't make out the exact lettering. A handy tool that I've used often since I conveniently forgot to return it to him years ago.
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