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What's New
right side before

I wasn't able to remove the hinge pin screws so rather than risk further damage, I left them in place and worked around them. This also precluded me from removing the threaded center adjust rod and the inside brass nut.

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Not an endorsement, just good information

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The American Way
The Japanese Way click photo to link