Author Topic: Lorry door hinge  (Read 978 times)

cobbadog

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Lorry door hinge
« on: 11 October, 2018, 02:57:57 pm »
Since owning Lorry he has had a bad drivers door lower hinge. Finally I bothered to have a look at what is going on and see what the options are. Found that the original hinge has a plastic/nylon bush and it is split. The hinge pin has been pressed over top and bottom so the only way out for it is to cut it.
So what is the best option here?

Buy some new nylon and some tensile steel and make new bushes and pin?

Drill out the holes oversize and put a high tensile nut and bolt through the lot?

Any suggestions?
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

Scott

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Re: Lorry door hinge
« Reply #1 on: 17 October, 2018, 07:35:00 am »
Hello Cobba.
Is the hinge bolted or welded to the door?
Either way the pin needs to be cut, and seeing how you got a nice lathe now, I's make some brass bushes and use a high tensile bolt with nylox nut if it'll fit.
It might be easier to take the door off to do the job. Do both hinges.

Cheers Scott

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Re: Lorry door hinge
« Reply #2 on: 18 October, 2018, 04:07:51 pm »
This is where I went on this;
Had another look at the worn plastic/nylon bush and thought I can make a new brass bush and turn up a new pin or use a HT bolt and lock nut. Then it was suggested to look at a truck spare parts website. A brand new hinge with brass bushes all ready for painting was $35.00 delivered parcel post. So that is what I did. To answer the other part of your question young fella is yes, it does bolt on to the door frame and post.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: Lorry door hinge
« Reply #3 on: 18 October, 2018, 04:44:19 pm »
Meant to list this supplier as they are so good to deal with.
The next part to this story is that a day after organising the new hinge the solenoid failed completely on Lorry. This Hino has a special type of solenoid and by all info gathered was looking like requiring a OE piece. So another call to HIM or Brett's Spare Parts resolved the issue and it too was sent and is now installed and working.

website is;   www.brettstruck.com.au

These guys are great to deal with and with prices that don't make you feel like you have just been robbed. They cover all the big name Jap trucks, Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota etc. Have a look next time you need some bits n pieces.

Sorry admin for the advertising but when you find something good tell everyone!
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: Lorry door hinge
« Reply #4 on: 18 October, 2018, 06:43:17 pm »

Glad it worked out for you John. I dealt with Bretts on and off for years when I was in business and new how they operated, so I had no hesitation in recommending them. Steve.
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Re: Lorry door hinge
« Reply #5 on: 23 October, 2018, 09:17:43 am »
Hello Cobba
Excellent. Why fix when a new one is that price. Paint and fit. Very good indeed.
Cheers Scott

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Re: Lorry door hinge
« Reply #6 on: 23 October, 2018, 04:50:05 pm »
It is under coat ready for some Lorry White paint soon then a simple bolt up job.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.