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Jeffrey McCarthy
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Username: jefmac2003

Post Number: 435
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, 01 July, 2014 - 07:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I'm finally getting around to replacing the broken torsion bar in my boot. I've sourced a new pair and will do both at the same time.

My question is; do I remove both hinges, assemble as a unit and then re-mount the hinges or do I mount one hinge and then lever the other hinge upwards with a bottle jack (or even the Shadow jack?)

Seems like an awful lot of force is needed either way; any safety concerns I should be aware of?

Anyone ever done this? Is it a two man job or can I do it myself?
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Bob uk
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Posted on Wednesday, 02 July, 2014 - 05:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Never done this

I have similar and tips are watch your fingers

And have a torch and climb in boot lowering the boot lid takes some weight off

Avoid dismantling hinges

Cock the lock so that you don't get locked in

Oil with grease where torsion touch or seat so they don't creak

(Message approved by david_gore)

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