Replacing a Window stay

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  1. Big Lad

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    Hi,

    i've broke the one window stay on my lunar roadstar.

    I've got the replacement part, but the question i've got is, how do i remove the old part?
    it's secured using a small pin. do i push the pin inwards, or drill it out?

    i've posted the replacement part picture so you can see what im dealing with.

    Regards

    Dave

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    pull the rolled steel pin out and reuse
     
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    what's the best way of removing the pin though? you cant get to it from the inner side to push it out.
     
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    i have had some awkward ones before where i had to cut into the plastic of the damaged part to get a grip on the pin with pliers
     
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    oh forgot to say, if you can. unscrew the arm and work on a bench, if possible with a vice
     
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    2 screws secure the top part to the frame of the van, i cant tell how the rod connects to the plastic which seems to be bonded to the window itself. does the rod unscrew?
     
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    the plastic end of the rod slides onto a lug fitted to the window
     
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    ok. i'll give it a go at the weekend. thanks for the info.
     
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    just an update. All done. It ended up with me just applying a bit of light pressure on the plastic with some mole grips. it just popped apart leaving the pin in situe, so i just pulled that out with plyers and saved it. popped the new one on, job done.

    Thanks for the info once again.
     
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