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Old December 1st, 2003, 06:33 PM
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New non-corrosive alloy door hinges and bolt kit

Not sure if everyone has seen this, but these seem like a viable option to the SS bolt kit.

http://catalog.roversnorth.com/catal...taf?id=RNK8060

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Old December 1st, 2003, 08:04 PM
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Come on, Is that price of $230.00 for real!
The photo did not even have side mirror attachments.
Since my last look was I thought about $17.00 each for old hinges this is a bit hard to swallow.

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Lightbulb

hmmmm,

It looks like they added a zinc or chromate finish when compared to the standard hinge, I think I will buy a few stock hinges and have them plated, that should help thwart the rust monster
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Old December 1st, 2003, 08:40 PM
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I got a set of those from the dealer under the corrosion warranty. I haven't seen them yet though. I carried my truck today to the body shop, and won't get it back till first of the year. If I stop by and see the hinges, I'll take a couple of pics and post them.

By the way, didn't you know that LR plated the pins in the hinges, which was the main cause of rust on the hinge? That is how they justify the hinges costing $50/piece rather than $15/piece

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Old December 2nd, 2003, 01:20 AM
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You all should know that motosource, the company that brought us the stainless steel bolt kits is planning some kind of plated hinge to be ready soon....
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 08:49 AM
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Yes, Tony is making up a nice set of hinges out of machines alloy and they are real nice. I think they will be the same price as the ones from RN.
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 10:35 AM
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I have the new rover hinges installed (those in the link above)

They were painted, then installed three weeks ago with the Motosource stainless hardware.

THEY ARE ALREADY BEGINNING TO RUST!!

Can't wait for the Motosource billet hinges!

They will be about $300 a set for the driver/pass doors. Don't know about the back door.

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I think Tony said that they will be coming in a Black anodized finish so you won't even have to paint them.


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I think I will give him a ring again to get an ETA.

My new hinges are going to rust on my new doors and new paint!
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When I last spoke w/ him, he said some time in late december.


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Maz, good photos there
BUT still - $300 !!!
Please correct me if I am wrong (oohh and I know y'all will) but are not the hinges on the Defender pinched (that's english for lifted, stolen, pirated) from the Series III. And as Series III hinges are much much cheaper I can afford to replace the hinges every year for a decade and still make money.
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Anyone tried galvanizing the hinges? Why not do a batch?
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Very good point.

300 bucks is quite a bit.


However. The amount of rust that managed it's way into my doors after 6 years was astounding. Of course, I saw my doors from the inside when they were replaced last month.

The rust comes from not only the outside where the bolts, are, but the inside as well. It works its way down the bolt threads and into the door.

Also, the pins inside the hinges rust and wear grooves into the hinges which rust no matter what kind of surface anti-corrosive you apply.

A one time $300 fix to apply to my new doors and new paint seems attractive. But I'm open to any advice!
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Hey, McMaster Carr has Stainless steel hinges without holes for under $15 each * 4 = $60. They are made of .120" 316 SS and have a 1/4" pin. You could use the existing hinges as a template as long as the hing pins wer centered together. Or you could buy Titanium hinges for $33 each * 4 = $132 still cheaper then $300 although they won't look as good.
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"THEY ARE ALREADY BEGINNING TO RUST!!", I take it RN does not offer a warranty on what they sold you? Have you tried talking to them and see what they say?

I'm at a point where I need to replace all of my hinges and bolts. I like Tony's idea but I stiff prefer the original look of the hinges. Maybe galvanizing the hinges and getting Tony's SS bolt kit would be the choice?

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It's tough. Maz, I agree that the rust does penetrate the doors,
and nice hinges are a temptation. But for me, old hinges + Marine store bought stainless screws + that white plumbers teflan tape on the threads + heavy grease. The extra $200 will go to a rear seat or side sliders.
Hey, the good side - so many options and no matter what, I'm drivin a D-90
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The hinges are actually factory. It's what rover sells now if you go to the dealer. They have a weird green hue to them, but otherwise look the same.

I guess I'm being a bit nuts about it. It will wear off. I just got the truck a few weeks ago when the restoration was finished.

I think I have a fix for the rust, however. Move to California. I'm jealous of you guys.

Hey Paul, you don't work for Amgen do you? I knew a Paul who livedin Thousand Oaks and worked there in marketing.
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Maz, No I do not work for Amgen. My wife is working with them. That is what relocated us from NJ to here. It is nice here, though our 1st month was a kicker - the fires got to within 3 miles of the house, there was a 3.6r earthquake, the LA public buses went on strike, as did the supermarket employees. And the weather sucks! 65-70f all day, 40-45f at night.
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