The Hinge

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  1. Swifty_Morgan

    Swifty_Morgan Read Only Funster

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    Is it possible to obtain a new hinge for the door to my Swift Royale 620 ?
    The damned thing seized up and I had to break it, but it seems Swift only want me to deal with their approved dealers (and I ain't drivin' miles for that just at the moment).

    It's the bottom hinge on the habitation door. The white stuff is Lithium Grease (it didn't work).

    Anyone got an idea please?
     

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    Hi Swifty-Morgan.

    I had the same thing happen to me and ordered the part from the nearest approved dealer (still some way away). They duly posted the hinge to me and I had it fitted by the local guy. No problem, didn't cost much and is still swinging away happily.

    It saved me a round trip of 100+ miles too.

    If you're handy with the pop rivets (I'm definitely not) you could probably fit the thing yourself.
     
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    I had a similar problem with our (former) Autoquest 100 a few years ago. See This Thread.

    I obtained a replacement hinge from Marcle Leisure - see Here. You need to make sure you get the correct hinge and make sure it is LH or RH whatever you need. Give them a ring if necessary, they are very helpful.

    Replacement is a matter of drilling out the old pop rivets to remove the existing hinge and then pop riveting the new one in place.
     
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    Me again - just found a note that I got mine from Marquis, it's called a five-leaf door hinge and back then (~2006/7) it cost the princely sum of around £4. To date, it's one of only two spare parts I've had to buy for the habitation part of our 14-year-old Bessie in the six years we've had it, the other one was a front top light cover at £2.

    Wish I could say the same for the Fiat part, only that hasn't been too bad all things considered.
     
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    Thanks, folks for some really useful info.
    :Smile:
     
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