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Hinge spring question... IS IT POSSIBLE?


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#1 610StaWag

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:38 PM

Is it possible to install the door spring, shown in the photo, without taking off the door/hinge?

 

36133085462_dfeabe768b_b.jpg610 door spring by Donald Broz, on Flickr

 

 



#2 610StaWag

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 03:17 PM

OK folks, I will try again. I know of spring compressors being used on large USA cars and trucks, but what about a Datsun 610? Has anyone used the OEM#25336 or STECK#21910 door spring compressors? Are they small enough to use on a Datsun sedan? Which is the best?



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:21 AM

It may be possible cause some on my cars have come out on there own.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:26 AM

Maybe put a couple zip ties through it and compress it in a vice/clamp/press, tighten zip ties, install and cut zip ties?
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:13 AM

I have tried the vise/clamp/press/zip ties procedure. I actually lived, unharmed, in my three (unsuccessful) attempts to get this to work.



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 07:41 PM

I used zipties to compress coilover springs to install. Should be no problem in a small spring like that



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 08:20 PM

Not that I'm aware off.
Like the magic smoke, once its out, there is no going back in.

I've only been able to reinstall them on the bench...

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