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Need to know how to remove hood hinges that have factory welded or glued to firewall, 1993 ford ranger?

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Most are spot welded into place. The only way to do it is to cut them out, using a grinder to remove the spot welds as best as possible then removing the hinge with a dead blow hammer, or use a metal chisel to help dislodge it the rest of the way

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Search for "spot weld cutters"-they'll do a much quicker, neater job than a grinder. Essentially like a hole saw for wood or drywall only a lot smaller and hardened for cutting metal. Here's about the cheapest to be found that works well-

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-8-eighth-inch-double-sided-rotary-spot-weld-cutter-95343.html

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Fig. 1: Exploded view of the hood-to-hinge mounting 85550005.gif
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