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Old February 13th, 2014, 08:20 AM
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Hullo Gentlefolk,
I am wondering if someone can tell me (with pictures) how I might replace the front hinges on my 94 Defender)
In particular how to replace the bits the screws go into?
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Old February 13th, 2014, 08:23 AM
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Hullo Gentlefolk,
I am wondering if someone can tell me (with pictures) how I might replace the front hinges on my 94 Defender)
In particular how to replace the bits the screws go into?
Thanks
Stephen
I don't have pics but the nuts are secured in a clip that clips to your bulkhead. Do the bolts come out or just spin? If they just spin, drill them out and get new hardware.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 09:55 AM
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As stated above, if the screw is just rotating you'll have drill the head out to remove the hinge. There are J nuts fitted into slots in the bulkhead that these hinge screws go into.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 10:00 AM
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I don't have pics but the nuts are secured in a clip that clips to your bulkhead. Do the bolts come out or just spin? If they just spin, drill them out and get new hardware.
Further to this. you only need to drill the heads off the screws. This lets you remove the hinge and access the nuts. Most of the time, the lower hinge will be rusted and need to be drilled off.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 10:05 AM
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I would also replace the screws and bits with stainless steel ones.
Welcome to the forum and post up a few pictures of your rig.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 09:30 PM
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Thanks Fellas,
Can I put the new clips in easily from the outside?
I would rather get it sorted before I have the door of as it is my daily ride and full of building tools.
Not to mention Mr Plod may not approve if I drive around without a door while I work things out!
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Old February 13th, 2014, 09:40 PM
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Once you've got the old ones out the new ones pop right in from the outside. There's no other option. You'll see it as soon as the hinges are out of the way. It's painfully obvious.
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Thanks Fellas, Can I put the new clips in easily from the outside? I would rather get it sorted before I have the door of as it is my daily ride and full of building tools. Not to mention Mr Plod may not approve if I drive around without a door while I work things out! Cheers Stephen
You can only put them in from the outside. Once you get the hinge off, you'll see a hole just big enough for 2 fingers to pull the old clip out and pop in a new one. It's tight but you'll figure it out. Just be careful not to let the clip fall in. Buy extra just in case.
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