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mpald



Member Since: 16 Dec 2016
Location: Durham
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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 90 Td5 HT Keswick Green
New Door Hinges

I have finally reached a level of irritation which requires that the driver's door hinges need to be replaced; I do not intend to sell either or both of my kidneys to fund Cryotec's beautiful craftsmanship! Does anyone have any experience of the PowerfulUk hinges at the following:

https://www.powerfuluk.com/vehicles/land-r...ushed.html

Or do you think I may be better off getting some galvanised hinges paint matched? Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

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Paul55



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England 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

Hi mpaid, have you had a look at Optimill or Gore products, good stuff Thumbs Up Cogito ergo sum

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Sulisuli



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Had a chance to look at Roy5695 Defender today and he has the Optimill hinges and handles fitted very nice indeed and high quality as you would expect from Optimill Thumbs Up Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
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mpald



Member Since: 16 Dec 2016
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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 90 Td5 HT Keswick Green

Thank you all for your advice; in the end, I went for the PowerfulUK hinges in brushed stainless steel. They were significantly cheaper than Optimil - I'll see if they are as good!

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Chocolate



Member Since: 18 May 2012
Location: Berkshire
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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Bonatti Grey

hi mplad,

Did you get the powerfuluk hinges? Are they good?
I have the same dilemma with my front hinges. 110XS CSW TD5.

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gilarion



Member Since: 05 Dec 2013
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Its a small world as today I fitted those exact hinges. The profile of the hinges is the same as OEM ones so look like the originals.

Because they have the same profile if your door was sprayed with the hinges affixed (which Land Rover always did) these hinges will fit exactly on the paint line so no lines of primer showing as with some of the other stainless hinges.

Excellent quality well machined and easy to fit even comes with new gaskets and stainless steel fixing. Each hinge comes well protected in packaging. If you buy these hinges you will not be disappointed the brushed finish is less in your face than the highly polished versions. Just fit one hinge at a time to keep the door alignment correct.

Tip if the captive nuts in the door A-frame pillar are Ok then leave them rather than replace as they are a Censored to fit and you usually end up dropping one down the pillar.

Just need to clean off the grease and copper slip off the door pillar and mirror arms and the jobs a good un!


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Caterham



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I didn't know that - stainless steel alloy?

I thought it was one or the other - a mix of metals being an alloy? Confused I know the above seems petty but I'm curious Thumbs Up


look nice by the way.

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gilarion



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I didn't know that - stainless steel alloy?

I thought it was one or the other - a mix of metals being an alloy? Confused I know the above seems petty but I'm curious Thumbs Up


Stainless steel is an alloy of Iron with a minimum of 10.5% Chromium. ... Stainless steel also contains varying amounts of Carbon, Silicon and Manganese. Other elements such as Nickel and Molybdenum may be added to impart other useful properties such as enhanced formability and increased corrosion resistance. For those who like Welsh Mountains and narrow boats have a look at my videos and photos at..

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Chocolate



Member Since: 18 May 2012
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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Bonatti Grey

Thanks gilarion.
They look great. Was looking at the brushed versions today.
Will have to bite the bullet. Thumbs Up 110XS CSW TD5.

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