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Offline Rotti

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silly question?
« on: October 30, 2013, 02:10:04 PM »
for the life of me, I cant seem to find a pic or anything of "whatever stops the front doors closing" a stay, door spring? did they have anything? I am trying to come up with something, but my brains shut down.......any one shed some light?? ??? ;D
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Re: silly question?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 02:38:41 PM »
silly answer: a chicken

They have a tag in the top hinge, very common for them to break off with wear, and/or rust. Very hard to make a new one as it's sprung steel and machine rivited to the hinge. The passenger ones often survive time.
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Re: silly question?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 03:59:23 PM »
You can tell a Bedford owner ... just look for bruised shins from the bloody door closing on your legs when you have parked on an incline and you aren't concentrating. :)

Seriously though, you would think that one of us would have come up with a better plan than shoving a piece of wood in the lower hinge every time you want to work on the van and keep the door open.
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Re: silly question?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 04:02:09 PM »
Rotti, here is a pic of the standard spring that Busy is talking about

You can just see the top edge peeking out behind the top of the hinge. They are pretty scarce.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2013, 04:03:45 PM by Gordon »
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Re: silly question?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 04:15:19 PM »
Bloody hell You mean that wooden wedge ive got isnt standard You learn something new every day haha
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Re: silly question?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 04:26:01 PM »
Well my beddy must be a limited edition, it had skateboard wheels stored in the footwell pocket, didn't know what they were for until I was scrambling around one day.... :D
oh well, the search continues! ::)
cheers for the responses & pic!
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Re: silly question?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 06:04:47 PM »
Well my beddy must be a limited edition, it had skateboard wheels stored in the footwell pocket, didn't know what they were for until I was scrambling around one day.... :D
oh well, the search continues! ::)
cheers for the responses & pic!
I thought I'd invented something new but apparently not.
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Re: silly question?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2013, 06:36:09 PM »
Here's a thought; automatic closing doors !!

Take one bedford, park on slight angle, place ice block in hinge gap and watch as the door slowly closes ... a sunny day would be a bonus ;)
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Re: silly question?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013, 09:22:13 PM »
Hammer...check, shifter...check, electrical tape...check, now wheres my #%$@ wallet!??

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Re: silly question?
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 10:19:06 PM »
hmmm. About $27.00 each, plus freight... small price to pay for un-bruised shins...... BUT THEIR OUT OF STOCK.... BUGA...  ;)
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