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DuncanS



Member Since: 06 Dec 2013
Location: Cumbria
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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black
Door Hinges

It's now high time I replaced all the hinges on my 08 110.

I was considering brushed stainless, but not sure if it will look silly against an all santorini black vehicle?

Looking at the powerful UK ones as they are reasonable price for stainless, but not sure if it's worth it, rather than getting some standard ones and having them painted?

Thoughts and opinions please! North Cumbria Rescue & Response - Team Leader

Post #928759 6th Nov 2021 11:23am
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Balvaig



Member Since: 19 Feb 2016
Location: Fife
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Scotland 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 Landmark LE Corris Grey

Your original ones have lasted 13 years. I would stick with LR hinges painted to body colour, unless you really like the stainless contrast.

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Birdy



Member Since: 07 Oct 2011
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France 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

1. Yes, it will look silly (as does all the other bling people stick on their trucks).

2. "Your original ones have lasted 13 years... stick with LR hinges painted to body colour"

I replaced one (possibly two, I can't remember to be honest) on my last one, so cheap with a bit of spray paint I can't recall the cost. I'd certainly remember the price of stainless steel ones, and still be bitching about the waste of money.

Peter

Post #928788 6th Nov 2021 2:57pm
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L110CDL



Member Since: 31 Oct 2015
Location: Devon
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England 

I replaced mine, both sides with the original hinges that i painted the same colour as Millie




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Very Happy 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

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geobloke



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Did the same with Miffy a few years ago. All four doors, some Upol paint in a rattle can. Job done Thumbs Up

I did modify the hinge first with a small hole through to the hinge pin. Periodically go around and grease them all. Interested to see if this prolongs their life and thought heck why not.

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Naks



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South Africa 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Alpine White

found these a while ago, but the price... Shocked Shocked Shocked

https://tmdtuning.com/shop/defender-security-door-hinges-90-kit/


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Post #929193 9th Nov 2021 9:18am
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L110CDL



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I did modify the hinge first with a small hole through to the hinge pin. Periodically go around and grease them all. Interested to see if this prolongs their life and thought heck why not.[/quote]

I forgot to mention that i did this as well Very Happy 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

Post #929444 11th Nov 2021 8:55pm
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geobloke



Member Since: 06 Nov 2012
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Sometimes the best mods are the cheapest ones Smile Thumbs Up

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ashfordsv



Member Since: 13 Mar 2009
Location: Wicklow
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Ireland 2006 Defender 90 Td5 SW Java Black

I replaced my Td5 hinges about 7 years ago with croytec units. They still look new, quality products.

https://www.croytec.co.uk/product/croytec-door-hinges/

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andycam82



Member Since: 01 Feb 2020
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Northern Ireland 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

I’m looking at stainless but then potentially getting them painted to colour match the car. Don’t like the idea of the aluminium billet ones that might discolour. I’ve done this for the window blocks and had them painted.

Mine are 7 years old and looking tatty. Personally I’d prefer to do the job once and then forget about it but each to their own.

Best of luck

Andy

Post #931131 25th Nov 2021 4:19pm
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X4CAC



Member Since: 30 Apr 2018
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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Corris Grey

The billet aluminium ones are fine for painting if done correctly - I did that to the Gore bonnet hinges and they look great, better than the rest of the car to be honest Laughing

I'm just now waiting for them to get their door hinges back in stock to repeat the exercise...


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andycam82



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Northern Ireland 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

Those look mint!

Post #931135 25th Nov 2021 4:56pm
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ChrisDefender



Member Since: 29 Oct 2015
Location: Midlands
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United Kingdom 

I love the GORE stuuf. I have their bulkhead brackets and bonet hinges, and I am also waiting for their doors hinges to be in stock. It seems to have been a while since they had them though.

Cheers

Post #931136 25th Nov 2021 5:09pm
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X4CAC



Member Since: 30 Apr 2018
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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Corris Grey

This was the last correspondence I had with Gore last time I chased them up for timings back in September..

We are still not happy with the quality of finish of the outsourced parts.
Machine shop blames anodisers, anodisers blame machine shop, its quite a headache at present.
All our trials are with bonnet hinges as they are the cheapest items to scrap off.
I don't want to make any promises on timing as I don't want to let people down.
This is going on far longer than i envisaged.
Regards
Dave...

I've been waiting since March and will continue to wait as I think their products are top notch and no one else seems to sell security hinges that I like the look of Big Cry

Post #931145 25th Nov 2021 5:26pm
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GRU54



Member Since: 03 Oct 2021
Location: Nashville
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United States 1994 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Coniston Green
door hinge fix

I am trying to find out if its possible to knock the hinge pin out of the center of the hinge and replace it with a stainless pin? Has anyone ever tried this fix? (defender 90- 1994)
thanks

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