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Old April 3rd, 2006, 10:44 AM
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hinge replacements

Hey, I tried looking and searching the site but could not find anything but the standard replacement hinges. I am afraid these will just rust like my the current ones, so I was looking for a more rust proof solution. Is there a place to get them? Or is there something I can do to the stock hinges to prevent the rusting?

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Old April 3rd, 2006, 11:01 AM
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Atlantic British has a $500 set of aluminum hinges
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 01:52 PM
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Bryan;

MUD UK has a stainless steel hinge. I have them on my truck. I would be happy to shoot you some photos. Have been meaning to post here bu the photos are to big. Do a search under the For Sale section. I bought them from a guy here selling them.

e-mail me at tsmith@smithpackett.com if you wnat to see them on my truck.

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Old April 3rd, 2006, 02:19 PM
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RN has a set that has different bushes. They are pricey but after a year no rust. Add the Mud UK stainless kit and your done.

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Old April 3rd, 2006, 05:10 PM
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For the adventurous one...take your current hinges and grind them down to accept one or two (top and bottom) high density polypropolene washers. There's a certain kind of plastic designed for this application and I believe the replacement hinges simply have such washers.

I used the material in sheet form between the spring leaves in my Series 3 in the hopes of getting less rust and smoother operation. In the end, more trouble than they were worth but in this applicaiton it's worth a shot.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric Siepmann
RN has a set that has different bushes. They are pricey but after a year no rust. Add the Mud UK stainless kit and your done.

EwS
I looked at the RN site and couldn't find these? Looks like the PO already installed the stainless bolt kit.

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Old April 11th, 2006, 04:51 PM
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Bill - I, too, have a set of alloy hinges from RN. Just call them and they can give you the details and a price. They weren't cheap but after 6 months no hint of rust. I also have the MUD UK stainless hardware. Mark
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Old April 11th, 2006, 11:23 PM
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I just got these hinges from RN as well. They come ready to be painted - my guy here quoted me $125 to paint them so figure that in with the cost ~$267 with shipping.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 10:47 AM
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Wow, that is pricey. Isa that paint and installation as well? I got the hindges painted with sikkens base and clear and installed as well as having several areas touched up as well...

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Old April 12th, 2006, 11:26 AM
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Just get a rattle can of matched paint from RN and paint them (after priming) yourself.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 12:31 PM
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No shit! $125 to paint hinges? Are you nuts paying that? I know they're nuts charging it.

Seriously, do the plastic washer bit I mentioned.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 02:16 PM
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Guess I am not sure about the nylon washer bit, I thought it was the steel hinge pin that caused the rusting?

BTW, I just tried to order paint from RN but was told they no longer carry it in spray cans? I ended up ordering from paintscratch.com (sp?)
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Old April 12th, 2006, 02:45 PM
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I think the rusting occurs when the weight of the door grinds on the part of the hinge attached to the body (not the door). I recall seeing in the new design a plastic washer on the bottom, preventing the two halves from grinding.The washer was 1mm at most.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 04:56 PM
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Ebay. They are all over ebay from the UK. And they're not that expensive.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 09:11 AM
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I'm exploring other options as $125 is a lot to pay but apparently in order to get the color right they have to mix a minimum of a quart which costs ~$60. The 125 includes clear coat as well.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 09:30 AM
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I don't know what color you need, but I have a quart of Alpine white that is ready to spray here that I'll sell you. It's a mix that doesn't require a clear coat. I don't have a white truck any more so I no longer need it.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 11:23 AM
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I neeed Apline white - That would be great. I'll shoot you an email.
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