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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2014, 07:20:39 PM »
Count me in as well. 1 set.
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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 06:14:04 AM »
Hi All, thanks for the interest shown. I'll get back to you soon with final costs and I'll also do some experimenting with the easiest way to fix the springs to the hinges.
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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2014, 07:56:15 AM »
Thanks for the replies to date everyone.

Busy, I'm looking into 3 possible mounting options to replace the factory original rivets. First option is to tap the existing holes in the hinge and to then use a small button head bolt to reattach the new spring. Second option is to use a stainless steel pop rivet. Last option is a button head bolt with a machined down (thinner nut) on the back so that we don't limit hinge throw.
Rivnut could be another option,I'm in for two sets..or .(4) if they'r reversable
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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2014, 11:11:50 AM »
count me in too

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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 02:57:18 PM »
Noted thanks Dano & Mezz. Dano they appear to be reversible, but we will be double checking final fit on a spare door hinge with the prototype before we use the jig in anger. Rivnut is a really good option too, thanks for that.
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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2014, 02:58:34 PM »
Will follow up on the pricing early in the new week if I don't hear anything tomorrow
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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2014, 07:41:13 PM »
Count me in Gordon.
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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2014, 06:10:38 AM »
Will do Ray
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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2014, 10:43:40 AM »
Put me down for a couple of sets as well Gordon. I'm sure there will also be plenty of interest around the other clubs as well.

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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2014, 11:46:39 AM »
Will do Garry. I'm going to ask Bas to put the word out on the French Bedford website too. Its going to be too expensive to get a permanent jig made so the plan is to go for a once off single run using a temporary jig setup.
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