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« on: March 19, 2014, 12:43:56 PM »

Just on the off chance someone has one of these - I am after a UK drivers door S shaped hinge spring.

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 07:09:25 PM »

Before someone says "monte hospital do them" these
are not quite thick enough to support the weight of a
coupe door. (I know because I have one on my car).

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 08:32:49 AM »

Couldnt a decent blacksmith knock one up?
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 12:11:29 PM »

It is a bizzare thing but I looked at my drivers door today only to find half a spring.

So maybe this is an item the consortium should commission? (Geoff thoughts??)

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 08:09:07 PM »

Charles did investigate this a while ago, and a forum
member offered to make some but we haven't heard
from him in a while.

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 01:25:50 PM »

Charles is looking into it I believe - he has one original and I have tried bribery to get it away from him but he is hoping to use this as a pattern for the commission. Ricambi has them but repro so not sure i would be any better off then I am now with one of those.
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 09:12:49 PM »

Some Audi coupe use a similar spring on the door hinge.
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2014, 06:27:31 PM »

And some Jags xj6's I think.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 01:56:44 PM »

I see Masataka has posted on FB. I would like to know if the consortium is going to buy some from him? I would like 2? Are they handed?
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2014, 09:31:31 PM »

I will ask Masataka for some.  Yes they are handed but it looks to me. from the photo, that he has not had the "flats" ground on them and it is the position of these that dictates whether they are left or right.  Presumably he is leaving that to purchasers to do as it would be an easy job with a bench grinder or even an angle grinder.  This could, of course, upset the temper which might then have to be redone.  Heat to red heat and the quench?? 
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2014, 11:48:00 AM »

would be best if they were handed in production process....
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2014, 10:21:54 AM »

Spot the difference!!

Thanks to Masataka for remanufacturing for the Consortium.

Fitted with difficulty - hinge off and 2 people needed to twist the spring and knock it into position then fun re-fitting hinge (use a jack under the door....and your helper to hold door).
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2014, 02:46:46 PM »

Looks good - hopefully one of these will stop my drivers door opening too wide and mashing its leading edge - damn, to do list is getting longer again.   Angry
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2014, 05:05:34 PM »

Its not the S spring that stops door opening!  Undecided
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2014, 05:43:38 PM »

Its not the S spring that stops door opening!  Undecided

Actually the spring does stop the door from opening to its widest, as I found out when putting the hinge back in. The outer bolt on the A pillar is more difficult to get at.......
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