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Kombi Sliding Door Rear Hinge Recondition

Discussion in 'Body' started by kool_kombi 79, May 29, 2016.

  1. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    I've been going through all sorts of hell trying to sort a good quality hinge for the sliding door. Over the years I have bought various hinges in differant states of repair but it has come to a point where I could not stand it any more.
    So a recondition had to happen.

    Hinge before repair.

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  2. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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  3. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    New roller.

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  4. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    The Malcolm Engineering "Rumble-matic 3000" to rumble the springs.

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  5. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    All assembled and ready to go.

    New everything, hardware, latches, cams, bushes, roller and guide block just like new.

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  6. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    This is the old hinge that was only just working.

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  7. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    New hinge fitted and working all oiled and greased for another 40 years.

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    I must say that the door needed a full alignment due to the new hinge sitting more upright and in a different position. So this is not a slap bang job to do before taking the kids to soccer on a Saturday morning, this is a good few hours work to adjust and make sure all the levers and latches are locking into place.

    The door is sliding so much nicer now and all is needed is an easy swift motion and the door closes, I like to help the door with a push on the back of the door to help the rear catch lock into place.

    I think with a little more love and finesse in this area I could see my sliding door that has been troubling this van since I was a kid working nice and smooth.
     
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  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice! Careful, you'll have folks queueing up for a refurb. !
    Cheers, Mark
     
  9. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    Thanks Mark, its one of those jobs that will need to be done at some point if we want to keep them on the road.
     
  10. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Love the "Rumble-matic 3000". It's that type of lateral thinking that is definately
    lacking these days.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  11. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    I was worried that they would not survive on the wire wheel.
     
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  12. Cooper62

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    Great job. Top effort.
     
  13. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    It just goes to show that sheer will power will overcome and conquer all obstacles. Let nothing stand in your way.
    Looks like a bought one ,probably works better too.
    well done KK79
     
  14. Ninga

    Ninga Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Very clever. I'll be showing this to Paul, our door needs some adjusting too. At present, you can't hold a baby in one arm and slide the door shut with the other or it falls off.... I found out the hard way. Two hands for beginners :D

    Chrissy.
     
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  15. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lovely job, and I guarantee an improvement over just about any you will find around.

    Adrian
     
  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Love the thinking on the tumbler :)
     
  17. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice work :cool:
     
  18. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    I have started reconditioning two of my spare hinges.
     
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    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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  20. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    I've completed these two units and they have come out very nicely.
     
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