Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: North of Philly
Re: Looking for trick to install firewall pad pins
You're supposed to push them through with something like a 1/4" socket extension, but I always rip them trying that way.
What I had success with was getting them started through, then going to the firewall side and pulling them with a pair of pliers (as much surface area on the "nipple" as you can get.) The pulling stretches and thins them so they go through easier. I've also heard to coat them with baby powder or vasoline, never had to do either as the pull trick works quite well (at least for me.)