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If it's rusted into the hinge tongue, you may have to drill it out, as I (and some others here, like 3046MoParCoupe) have had to do.  3 of the 5 hinges I've removed so far were twisted off just below the head, between the hinge body (frame) and the hinge tongue.  Mine were also already oversized, and I'm drilling out to 7/16", and installing sintered (oilite) bronze bushings.  The challenge now is figuring out how to get the holes in the hinge frame back to 5/16".

Here's the thread MoParCoupe started where I've posted some pictures & questions about this process. (I've also received some advice in a thread I started at RatRodsRule.)

 

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Very few threads have taught me as much as this one. For instance, the tutorial on how a bit works, the many ways to dull a bit, how to drill out a, whatever by using progressively larger bits, that drilled incorrectly, a bit can chip off a piece of material so large the bit can't eject it, etc,etc,etc,.  I will not forget this thread. Thank you to all who contributed. 

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