How to fix a broken hide-a-bed spring and rod
Hey guys, it’s Kevin here and today I am going to show you a workaround on How to fix a broken hide a bed spring and rod.
Alright so this is my high-tech hide-a-bed winch spring mount. Its a ratchet strap, very high-tech. This piece right here, this actually broke on this side.
So the first thing is I went ahead ahead and stuck that broken piece in my vice and re-bent a hook onto it. I then reinserted it. Now this rod is about an inch shorter than it would have been and I was not able to stretch the spring to get it by hand.
So I came up with this contraption here. I tried the screw driver, I tried vice grips, I tried channellocks, nothing would allow me to get it through the little hook there.
I'm going to show you how I solved this dilemma and do this on camera, so that you all can see the results. Basically, and trying not to kill myself in the process, we should get to a point where we should be able to just fit this. If I was not holding the camera with my other hand, this should have been a faster process. Anyway, I should be able to fit this right over this loop and then release just like that. Then go ahead and release the ratchet strap.
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