Traveller door hinge

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Traveller door hinge

Postby davidpidge » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:40 pm

I'm about to fit the rear doors on my traveller. I've looked at some photos to work out the position of the lower hinges and it appears that the bolts will come through the metal corner plates that are fixed to the inside of the corner pillars. Is this correct? Surely you don't have to drill through the plates? If the hinges go higher to miss them it looks like they'll be almost half way up the door!
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Re: Traveller door hinge

Postby simmitc » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:23 pm

It is correct that the bolts go through the metal plate. There should be holes there ready for the bolts.

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Re: Traveller door hinge

Postby davidpidge » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:30 pm

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately there aren't any holes but won't be a problem to drill through.
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Re: Traveller door hinge

Postby davidpidge » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:55 pm

Ok I'm still trying to figure out how to hang these rear doors.

If I offer up the top left hinge and mark where the hole will be drilled in the rear pillar it will definitely come through where the glass channel is inside. I can't see any way to get a bolt through the pillar where it is clear of the glass inside and far enough from the edge on the outside to mount the hinge correctly. Am I missing something? Wouldn't it be infinitely easier to just screw the hinge to the pillar and not mess around with untidy nuts and bolts?

Anyone live in Frome that wants to come round and have a good laugh at my incompetence?
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Re: Traveller door hinge

Postby ManyMinors » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:56 pm

The hinge "bolt" (it's a special stud actually but you could use a coachbolt) DOES have its head out of sight hidden under the window channel :wink: That is exactly where it should go. If you simply "screw" the hinges on, the mounting is unlikely to be strong enough.

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Re: Traveller door hinge

Postby tysonn » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:40 am

Agree with the post above.I recently replaced my bolts with stainless and had to pull the glass channel to remove the bolts.Woodscrews are a no no.
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