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Old April 30th, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Any updates or progress? Is RN the way that everybody is going?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 11:45 AM
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I'm considering these now. I'm not crazy about the Jeep-Like Stainless Hinge look, but it's probably either these or I repaint the TD5 ones and am extra careful installing them. I think the problem is that they were improperly installed originally at the body shop. Do you think you could paint these stainless ones and have it hold up?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 12:07 PM
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I'm considering these now. I'm not crazy about the Jeep-Like Stainless Hinge look, but it's probably either these or I repaint the TD5 ones and am extra careful installing them. I think the problem is that they were improperly installed originally at the body shop. Do you think you could paint these stainless ones and have it hold up?
I'd highly recommend NOT repainting SS hinges. You're asking for trouble with the paint adhering, even with a good etching primer.

I've had the TD5 hinges from RN on for over a year, and no issues with them... I'm not pushing RN, and I haven't tried any other hinges - just reporting on what worked for me...

The only PITA factor with mine was about an extra hour of install time to grind the top lip down.... but if you have a bench grinder and a dremel is about a 1/5 on the the difficulty meter. Just time consuming.

End results I posted above, so I guess it's up to you now.


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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Was about to order hinges from RN when I spotted Britpart hinges for far fewer dollars. The Britpart units don't look nearly as well finished as the RN units but the price is tempting only if they are as corrosion resistant as the RN units. Last time I checked RDS didn't have any in stock.

Anyone with experience of the Britpart hinges?
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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Non-Genuine hinges are crap.

Genuine hinges are not great ...

RN is an expensive place to get them
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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Non-Genuine hinges are crap.

Genuine hinges are not great ...

RN is an expensive place to get them

My new set from RN has been fine for the last two years.. no sag, no corrosion, work great.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:11 AM
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I got genuine new style from hinges from Safari HP. Stephen's pricing was much, much better than RN. I painted them myself and after a year they still look good. Even the genuine ones are pretty rough and will require some prep before installation.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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I met up with Troy Smith a couple of weeks ago and he had a set of Mud Uk's stainless hinges on his immaculate white 95 sw. They looked mighty sharp, He had traded a couple of his locking fender well cargo boxes to the owner of Mud Stuff Uk for them. No idea what they cost.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 12:11 PM
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I got a set recently from RN. They seem substantial, can't speak about long term durability though because they haven't been on long enough.

One important note. I have a 94 ST and the hinges wouldn't clear the door capping, they are slightly larger than the original ones. I had to take the door tops off, remove the capping strip (three pop rivets) and profile the capping to clear the hinge and then touch it up with some paint. It wasn't a huge deal but might be an issue for some. RN seemed to be aware of this issue when i called for advice.
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