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Offline mezzmo

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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #130 on: June 01, 2015, 08:36:24 AM »
Hi Gordon,

whats the best way to fit the spring as originally it seemed to have had an old pressed rivet or something?

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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #131 on: June 01, 2015, 07:13:27 PM »
Hi Mezz, I experimented with pop rivets, but they didn't last very long. I eventually used a small stainless steel bolt with a countersunk head mounted from the outside with a nyloc nut on the inner side. I found the original springs too hard for my liking as they gave the door a jerky movement and ended up cutting one of the ears off the spring. Seemed a bit of a waste considering how much each of them cost, but I am much happier with the action and the door stays open even when parked on a slope.
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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #132 on: June 01, 2015, 10:59:36 PM »
hi there, I too found the spring too tight, so I lightly compressed both sides in a vice with it attached to hinge and now works beautifullt, I also used stainless screws and nylock nuts

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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #133 on: June 02, 2015, 02:39:47 PM »
Good to hear John. These springs are slightly thicker than factory as that material was no longer available, so I'm guessing a bit of fine tuning like you did will do the trick. Certainly beats my method of hacking up a rather expensive spring.
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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #134 on: June 02, 2015, 05:19:00 PM »
I suggest you grease the contact areas also as its metal scraping metal, this will ensure long life and smooth operation.

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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #135 on: June 03, 2015, 12:30:49 PM »
and no screeching noises everytime you open and close the doors!
 
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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #136 on: August 03, 2015, 04:00:00 PM »
After much searching FINALLY found a place to get solid flat top riverts for the door springs.......YEAH!!! ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #137 on: August 18, 2018, 01:47:07 PM »
A very old post I know but, would love to get a couple of door hinge springs for the van.

Let me know.

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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #138 on: September 16, 2018, 06:13:58 PM »
Hey give Glenn a call he has parts
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Tell him wendy in the purple Bedford referred you
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Re: Door hinge check spring
« Reply #139 on: November 02, 2018, 03:34:34 PM »
Sorry for the late reply Wendy . I thought I was meant to get notified on comments

Thanks though

 

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