Didn’t get as much done as I had hoped. I did get the door off. Ended up using a hammer and punch to get the pins out. Needed to jack the end of the door for the bottom pin (first), then the center or entire door for the upper pin (last) after first removing the spring. Not too bad once you know what to do. Next will be to mount the replacement door this next week then swapping components from one to the other. Having a door jack is needed for a one man operation! Luckily, I don’t need to drive anywhere this next week!
Found this on e-Bay. It is a Kent-Moore J-39761-A Door Hinge Spring Remover/Installer. Just received it today and did a trial-fit on the door hinges/pins. This is specifically made for 1996-2003 S-10 hinges – along with the other generic tools I bought, I think I am finally ready to tackle this job. I really didn’t like the idea of banging the pins out with a hammer! I plan on swapping out my damaged driver’s side door (from earlier post) with the replacement donor door I bought. I will also have to swap out interior and misc parts, but the door is the largest part to tackle. Depending on how it goes, I will tackle the third door at a later time which I expect to be a little more challenging because of how the donor door hinges were removed. Now that the warmer weather and longer days are arriving, I hope to get some more to-do’s tackled in the garage.
The site was hacked and had issue the last couple of days. Apologize for issues. Seems to be under control – still doing some verification and clean-up!
I updated some of the software the site runs on. So far everything seems ok. Feel free to report errors as I continue to verify everything. It does appear to be more responsive and faster.
A little behind on updating. The Labor Day progress wasn’t as good as expected between other life commitments and the weather. I did get the floor primed, but not undercoated. The project will most likely sit over the winter. Next summer will have to be the undercoat and working on the suspension 2018-2019. I have a large tree to take down and have a Cataract dealt with.
The rotisserie mounts will be painted after I take it off the rotisserie next summer:
There are a couple of spots I want to touch-up before applying the undercoat. Going to have to scuff the epoxy before applying the Raptor bedliner for the undercoat. Might not be much more to report until Spring arrives!