Kombi Sliding Door Rear Hinge Recondition

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  1. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    These units have come together nicely.

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  2. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    kool kombi

    great work mate.

    question from us door hinge dummies.

    how can i tell if my hinge needs refurbishment ? Or it just needs general all round adjustment?
     
  3. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    The issue with the hinges is the bushes wear and are not a tight fit. This causes the door to drop when opened and needs to climb back up onto the lock pin to close.
    Later models 74 onwards have no bushings and run straight on the aluminium.
     
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  4. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    Perfect example of a worn Hinge Unit and the results after a recondition from Malcolm Engineering.

    Contact Malcolm Engineering to discuss a recondition of your Hinge Unit.

    See website for more details. http://www.malcolmengineering.com.au/

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    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    This is a perfect example of a 40+ year old VW Kombi Sliding Door Hinge Unit due for a recondition.
    This Hinge Unit was sent to Malcolm Engineering by a customer in Sydney having typical troubles closing the sliding door.

    This Hinge Unit was badly worn in the housings and the roller was almost worn through to the bearing.

    A full recondition with new components has this Hinge Unit ready for another lifetime of cruising and fun.



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  7. SUTTO

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    What a great job you have done. I am glad my one is still going strong but if it ever shits itself I'll know where to go!
     
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  8. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    Some nice feed back from a fellow KC member, Andrew, who was having a lot of trouble aligning and adjusting his door. Andrew contacted me and I was able to do a exchange unit for him.

    Thanks Andrew.

    Quote from for sale post:

    "A very big tick for Dale - very helpful and high level of workmanship. I have installed the hinge and it is great - no movement at all so very happy. If I had my time again I would have redone the rail which the roller runs on as it's worn near the front end. The hinge is now perfect. A great result.
    Thx Dale!!!"
     
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  9. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    Recycling at its best.

    Two Hinge Units exchanged from customers, transformed for another forty years of service.

    These two units available for exchange.

    The Sliding Door Lock Back Housings are also available for exchange, new rubbers, pin, hook, and hardware inc rubber washer to seal against outside of van.



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