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Old April 14th, 2004, 10:41 PM
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Weld the door shut....................









or just take them off!!!!!

How can they cost so much?
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Old April 14th, 2004, 10:44 PM
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I think this is a "price to what the market will bare" example.
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Old April 14th, 2004, 10:47 PM
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AHHH, I will just clean and repaint mine every couple years.
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Old April 14th, 2004, 11:02 PM
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That's what I did! Took them off, sanded, primed, and painted them flat black and they look awesome

However, as always I appreciate what Tony did and what he produced. It is nice to see someone uses their skills to bring something new and different to the market, and I don't see why there is always someone that likes to talk smack about what people do
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Old April 14th, 2004, 11:11 PM
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Tony's hinges are super sweet, for sure. I'm not sure I like the 'square-ness' of them, nor do I like the price.

I've had a lot of custom stuff machined, CNC'ed etc...and I KNOW I could get some hinges made that looked stock and still make a profit for way less than what his are or what RN is making.

The line I liked the best was: "Land Rover has designed a new, non-corrosive alloy for both hinges and bolts to prevent rust for good." What a bunch of crap.

Now we're supposed to believe that LR is in the metallurgy business and have some revolutionary non-corrosive material? Have they also added something to the periodic table of elements too?

They're just cad-plated regular hinges with cad-plated bolts. Something new for LR for sure, they've never cad-plated anything before (except maybe brake calipers).
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Old April 14th, 2004, 11:24 PM
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I do agree with you on the price, but look around you everything that involves a LR is expensive.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 10:08 AM
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and I KNOW I could get some hinges made that looked stock and still make a profit for way less than what his are or what RN is making

Slade, just do it!
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Old April 15th, 2004, 02:14 PM
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It's too easy to go to the sandblaster and paint them.
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Old May 10th, 2004, 01:32 PM
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update 3/10/2004

I was in a bind and too lazy to look for the stainless bolts to install in the hinges so I called Tony @ Motosource and he sold me the bolts out of his 'SS kit' for $50. It was easy and for a grand total of $65, I had them in 2 days.

I asked him about the hinges and he said he was having problems with the company he had making them so it's looking like another '60 days'.

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Old May 10th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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I think MS has the right idea. If the hinges are in good order, just have them re-shot. If the body shop doing the work is good, they should last stain free for awhile. Just oild the pins.

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Old May 12th, 2004, 04:51 PM
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Relatedly...rather than buy a set of stainless bolts for $300 or some insane cost (for doors, hood and rear)...Does anyone know the sizes and thread of the different bolts? How many of each size?

I'm going to buy stainless from a Marine shop, but I'd rather not take off the bolts first to figure it all out...especially if they don't saock the exact ones...

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Old May 13th, 2004, 08:50 AM
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Originally posted by rover4x4
I dont think the hinges are the weak point in the SW rear door. The fact that the door is more than once piece is what causes the problems. The rear door is good for what it does not haulin around a mud grip tire. IMHO the only solution to the rear tire is a spare tire carrier such as the mantec or to put it on the hood.
2002> Defenders have one piece zinc coated steel rear door with Disco type wheel carrier - it will fit older SW's without mods -the hinges are the same but the cost is circa £500 - I had a pic but have lost the file though Chris von C may still have a copy.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 06:33 PM
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D.J. I had not idea that was there--AMAZING.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 05:29 PM
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I hate to hit this topic again, but I'm in a 'search & buy' mode this week and I visited motosource.com to check the hinges to see if they were in stock or what not, and the PRICES !

http://www.motosource.com/prod_hindge.html

D90 $499.99
D110 $749.99


FIVE BILLS FOR THE D90 ???!!! Is he serious ???

I don't care how nice they are, that's insane...
I think they used to be $250-$300 or something like that for the D90.

SHEESH.

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I hate to hit this topic again, but I'm in a 'search & buy' mode this week
I KNEW IT! Whenever I see "Norros" in a thread I know you've got some cash just burning a hole in your pocket! And a good thing too because you're one of the more resourceful guys on this board, e.g. you’re posting on Roof-Top Tents. That post was packed with good information.

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I visited motosource.com to check the hinges to see if they were in stock or what not, and the PRICES!
Personally I'd have to agree about the prices. It seems as if Motosource typically runs their pricing high to borderline "gouging."

Larry O’Hara posted a fantastic piece on the installation of the new OEM door hinges. Have a look here for both passenger and drivers side doors and here for the rear door on Station Wagons.

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Old December 22nd, 2004, 07:14 PM
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Agreed...very nice product but I just can't justify spending that much $ to fix a relatively minor cosmetic problem. Hopefully they'll come down in price over time.
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 07:37 PM
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DJ,
Thanks man.
yeah, this week has shone the d90 in just that light needed to get the wheels rollin' on upgrades.

question is... what's not a piece of shit.

I really can't justify spending that kind of money, though i really want them because the white on mine don't look so good.

i think these are quality, but again five bills...


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Old December 22nd, 2004, 07:56 PM
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Hey, I've asked this before, but does anybody know how to get OEM hinges apart?
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DJ,
Thanks man.
yeah, this week has shone the d90 in just that light needed to get the wheels rollin' on upgrades.

question is... what's not a piece of shit.

I really can't justify spending that kind of money, though i really want them because the white on mine don't look so good.

i think these are quality, but again five bills...


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Yeah, no problem. I always enjoy your "reviews."

Personally, I'd follow in Larry's footsteps and go for the RN package because not only is it OEM at half the price, but you retain the OEM image! Which, in my opinion, is important to maintaining a D90, e.g. John Lee's SW. All of his modifications retain the D90 spec (if you will) yet is completely functional without it being "Bastardized." While the MotoSource hinges are attractive due to their metallurgy I think they’re hideously ugly in addition to being extremely overpriced.

I'm all for functionality, but it's got to be clean. As a consumer I’d pay top dollar for this combination. I think the RN hinge-kit personifies this to a "T" in this case. Look at what Larry was able to accomplish! His white SW looks superb with the RN hinges (and the MotoSource SS-hardware). I think you would really benefit from this set-up as well.


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