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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:30 PM
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I can post pictures of the new hinges installed on a ST later tonight. Because the new hinges are taller than the originals, the ST top door capping needs to be trimmed about 1/8 - 1/4" to fit the upper hinge. It was not too difficult, I taped the capping to save the paint above the area I was removing, then used a cut-off wheel, small file and dremel to remove part of it. I took my time not to heat the metal too much, then used left-over paint from painting the hinges to touch up the edge I just cut. All looks good.... Hinges are worth it. BTW, sourced the hinges from George too!
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Old April 13th, 2007, 04:01 PM
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Pretty self-explanatory. I repainted my cappings after cutting.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 06:00 PM
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Jim did you take the cappings off to repaint? I assumed you used the spray can. Did you prime first, and with what. Looks great, thanks for all the info.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 07:18 PM
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I put them on without trimming. I used two spacers under the top hinge. I trimmed one to fit under the capping, and put another one on top of that and it worked just fine. No cutting and it looks great.
It probably would have been better with trimming, but was not really neccessary.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 10:50 PM
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Adam - I did take the cappings off so they could be painted inside and out. Its just drilling out 3 rivets. The doors, cappings, and hinges were all painted by LenB in his driveway with spray gun. I bought some Dupont ChromaOne and he shot them inside a cleaver clear-plastic spray booth he set up in his driveway.

Shawn - glad you got yours to fit well without the trimming. Mine wouldnt have worked too well with extra spacers I dont think.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 12:54 PM
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Good pics Jim, Here are a couple more. I trimmed the capping while still on the rig/door:
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Old April 14th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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I put them on without trimming. I used two spacers under the top hinge. I trimmed one to fit under the capping, and put another one on top of that and it worked just fine. No cutting and it looks great.
It probably would have been better with trimming, but was not really neccessary.

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Old April 14th, 2007, 02:01 PM
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poeder coat the hinges

I also bought the new hinges from George. He suggested getting them powder coated. I did and am very happy with the results. It cost $80 and is very high gloss-far better than the paint alternative. It made me look at other parts of the truck...........thinking about taking the outer cage off and have it powdercoated to match the hinges and the urban offroad roof rack thats going next week.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 04:56 PM
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I also bought the new hinges from George. He suggested getting them powder coated. I did and am very happy with the results.
Good option for you guys with black trucks...
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I thought about podercoating too, but matching the Monza Red would have been a tough job and I didn't want to risk having the colors mismatched. I also took the entire outer roll cage off and got it powdercoated in semi-gloss. It looked so good, I ended up taking everything to them (rear bumper, tire carrier, 3rd brake light, front bumper, a-bar, side steps, etc...). The truck looks like it just left the showroom floor now.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:27 AM
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Anybody ever use stainless hinges like from MUD UK. They are pricey though. check the link.
http://www.mudstuff.co.uk/Stainless_...er_Hinges.html
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Old April 15th, 2007, 02:16 PM
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I've used them...You can also buy them from Expedition Exchange
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Anybody ever use stainless hinges like from MUD UK. They are pricey though. check the link.
http://www.mudstuff.co.uk/Stainless_...er_Hinges.html

I just put a set on my defender. They are very nice, maybe a bit bling if your truck is not got other bling on. Mud could get them un polished so they can be painted to your vehicle colour.
Might do some pics in the week of them.

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