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Old 07-24-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Scamp door...

New to the scamp (1976), found online through this site and fell in love at first sight. I am having a couple of difficulties...1. The door hangs a bit cock-eyed. Unsure if you can tighten the hinges or would they have to be replaced...any help would be great!
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
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I just removed the door on my 2008 Scamp 13. I'm not sure if your door hinges are the same or not. On mine the door had an annoying squeak. On mine the hinges have a brass ball between the two halfs and they were quite "gritty". I buffed them up and lubed them and the door opens smoothly and quietly The hinges are exposed to road grit which can cause them to wear. I'd look at cleaning the hinges and then see if it's a matter of wear on a part. Sometimes wear can be corrected by using a shim to return the part to its' original position.

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Scamp sells a door hinge repair kit on their online store sometimes its simple the ball and spring that need replacing.
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:59 AM   #4
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Scamp sells a door hinge repair kit on their online store sometimes its simple the ball and spring that need replacing.
what carol said,,,, don't ya just love a woman that knows about hinges?

wait,,,just remembered carol shelby,,,i assume your a woman,,,if not,,,my bad.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:32 AM   #5
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I just removed the door on my 2008 Scamp 13. I'm not sure if your door hinges are the same or not. On mine the door had an annoying squeak. On mine the hinges have a brass ball between the two halfs and they were quite "gritty". I buffed them up and lubed them and the door opens smoothly and quietly The hinges are exposed to road grit which can cause them to wear. I'd look at cleaning the hinges and then see if it's a matter of wear on a part. Sometimes wear can be corrected by using a shim to return the part to its' original position.

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Thanks! I will try that before purchasing new!
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:07 AM   #6
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A tweaked door can also be caused by frame issues. The weak point in a Scamp frame is at the door enterance and where the frame bends toward the hitch. Check the frame for cracks in those areas. More than likely everything will be fine as far as cracks go. If the frame checks out good for cracks and the tweaked door bothers you or causes issues you can eaisly reposition the hinges. Just unbolt the hinges fill the holes with epoxy and redrill and rebolt the hinges.
What you are seeing is not uncommon in older Scamps. Sometimes I wonder if the guy who cuts the crooked vent holes is also the guy/gal who hangs the doors.
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PICTURES... really help. It could be anything from frame to hinge issues. Honestly. With a 1976, those brass balls have been in place (if original) for nearly 36 years. That's a lot of door opening and closing! Start with the easy stuff and work toward the harder stuff... if you need to.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:29 AM   #8
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Thank you all for your help! I will try and post a picture and check those hinge parts. 😁
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:02 PM   #9
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Thank you all for your help! I will try and post a picture and check those hinge parts. dde01
Here is a couple of pictures of the door...I know "a year later...come on..." I have finally got the chance to work on the little scamp again😁
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Here is a couple of pictures of the door...I know "a year later...come on..." I have finally got the chance to work on the little scamp againdde01
I mean here are the pics....oy
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:16 PM   #11
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This is also an issue with the door but looks like the previous owner found a way to bend it by using these hooks and tightening bolts. Does that seem ok for a longer term fix, or should I try something else...
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THANKS FOR ANY HELP...wow where are my manners...😳
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The pictures show it is partly the hinges. The modifications point to what many have called body bulge or body sag. That is a whole different can of worms to fix. The culprits for that are any or a combination of the frame, the floor, a design flaw under the bench by the lower hinge.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:39 PM   #14
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Not the best news, but have to start somewhere...have seen a couple of posts where there is a "brace-type" mechanism used. Wood frame glassed to the inside by the door. Is that what you suspect?
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