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    New Deardorff 5X7 back, doesn't quite fit in one corner pin

    Great response to help me replace crashed back for my Deardorff 5X7. Got another one in that looks nearly new. Very nice. But it doesn't quite fit. One pin on one corner won't click over. Should I try bending Pin? Anyone with some expertise share a little of it?

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    Re: New Deardorff 5X7 back, doesn't quite fit in one corner pin

    If you can file the pin a bit, it should fit. You can also rotate the pin in it's hole if necessary. Good luck!

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    Re: New Deardorff 5X7 back, doesn't quite fit in one corner pin

    Mine's the same. It's never caused a problem, although I'd love to know of a good fix. Bending the pin doesn't seem like it would work. Maybe filing the socket.
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    Re: New Deardorff 5X7 back, doesn't quite fit in one corner pin

    Loosen the screws and try adjusting the bracket.

    Bending the pin will most likely break the wood.
    Richard T Ritter
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    Re: New Deardorff 5X7 back, doesn't quite fit in one corner pin

    First try fitting the back rotated 180 degrees. Not likely to work.

    If gently adjusting the brace screws does not quite work, a round needle file might work. If the pin is very close to closing, just chase the hole a bit at a time until the pin snaps in.
    If both adjustments do not work, you got a messed-up back - return it.

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    Re: New Deardorff 5X7 back, doesn't quite fit in one corner pin

    Or, is it close enough that you could rotate the pin 180 degrees and have it fit?
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