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Defender Lower door hinge, how to tell left from right.

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by EMPI748, Jun 2, 2013.

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    Painted the door hinges on my defender, unfortunately forgot which one was from the left and which one was right :eek:, fitted them up and door seemed tight, so swapped one over and it's still tight.

    How do you tell the difference between them, i can't see any part number on them. When they are on the door they have a slight taper to them, should the wider part be at the top or bottom?

    Cheers
    Stu
     
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    ermm defender door hinges int handed... try slackening them off slightly and readjusting the door. Did you take note of which shims went where??? as that's what will throw the door alignment out.
     
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    i didn't think so hence just whipping them off and going for it..., yeah left the shims attached to the doors so i didn't get them mixed up. Looked at a few adverts saying kit for left and kit for right so just assumed i had cocked up. Swapped them with the doors shut top ones first then bottom ones, guess it must have dropped when i leaned in the window to tighten them. Will re-adjust them thanks
     
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    Sorry to doubt you, but they are definitely different and taper the opposite way, so must be side specific? Front one is wider at the bottom than top. Or at least my ones are :)

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    they taper in towards the top
     
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    dunno they're all the same on my 110 and when I fitted the series doors to the 90 I bought 4 new hinges all with same part number. and they fit fine..
     
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    I stands corrected :eek:

    LH front door hinges Are
    BDB710230
    BDB710210

    RH Front door Hinges are
    BDB710220
    BDB710200

    Tis true ya learn summat noo everyday. :eek:
     
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    Thanks, will go swap them back again and re-adjust the door, i for-see lots of foul language this afternoon....
     
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    just to make sure i have them all the right way should the taper be the same at the top (cause it isn't :rolleyes:)
     
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    read post 5
     
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    i mean taper the same way on the top hinge
     
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    all4 taper in towards the top,the door swings slightly up ,also top ones have holes for mirror
     
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    cheers, i did get top and bottom right, the mirrors looked silly low down ;)
     
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    They are defo "handed" as they taper. You want wider part of hinge at bottom on all hinges.