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thomas gravemaker
12 years ago

The bumper blocks seem to be welded to the press, but with vice grips I managed to get one spring out. The second spring had only very little left in the block, so I couldn’t get to it with the vice grips. I removed the pin and carefully tapped the remaining bit out. I inserted both springs and carefully used to carriage to force them into position. Job done and feeling pleased with the result. Thanks Fritz Klinke for the springs and Paul for running the blog and answering so many questions! Great work…

Paul Moxon, Moderator
12 years ago

You will need to remove the bumper block from the press place it in a large vise and grabe the remaining piece with needle nose locking pliers (Vise Grips). Note that the replacement spring has a a coil on on end with a larger diameter. This is the end that is inserted into the block; turn it clockwise to get it started. It will take a heavy sledgehammer to pound it all the way in place.

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