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Old 08-01-2016, 05:50 PM   #1
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Door Hinge Parts for '84 Scamp

I just noticed that the top hinge on my Scamp is missing the spring and lock washer. I went to the Scamp website and found I can order a replacement door hinge repair kit, but it's so shiny and new looking that I'm afraid it will look glaringly out of place since the pieces I need lack the patina of 32 years of "living".
Anyone have any ideas where I might find old parts?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:52 PM   #2
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You'll be a lot happier if you order the bolt, spring, nut and lube from Ian: Products Archive - Boler-Camping
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:28 PM   #3
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I second Donna's recommendation. Go for the best new parts you can find. I wouldn't worry too much about the "shiny new" appearance. They will acquire a patina quickly in use!

Or take a look at Ian's work on his Boler. There's a link on his website. You can bring the old hinges back to shiny new! And windows, and belly band, and...
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:03 PM   #4
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I just bought Ian's spruce up kit....arrived super fast, and with instructions! Haven't changed it out yet, but I'm excited to!
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Thanks all. Order placed with Ian.
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Thanks all. Order placed with Ian.
Good move Lil, I wouldn't notice any patina on a hinge......but I do notice it developing on me .
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:17 AM   #7
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Do you guys/gals ever "oil" the hinge parts?? I know from experience working around metal and brass all my life parts do. But these crazy hinges are SO different... While I dont want oily deposits running down the side of my Scamp, I still feel some of the "ball" parts should be lubed with light oil or light grease. Any thoughts??
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Do you guys/gals ever "oil" the hinge parts?? I know from experience working around metal and brass all my life parts do. But these crazy hinges are SO different... While I dont want oily deposits running down the side of my Scamp, I still feel some of the "ball" parts should be lubed with light oil or light grease. Any thoughts??
Ian's kit provides a tube of Synthetic teflon assembly lube. Since it's used from the beginning, don't know why you couldn't use it in the future.
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I like the "non-petroleum" lube. But I wonder how much of the grease could get into the "tight" spots where oil would penetrate. Maybe working the door back and forth? I've never worked on my hinges (still dont need it) nor had them off or seen any apart in "real" life...just in pictures. All I know is, for these "curvy" RV's, they seem to work pretty good. I've just heard mine lately and in 6 yrs I've never lubed them.

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Old 08-02-2016, 11:45 AM   #10
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Hinge parts

Just upgraded my Scamp Hinge and have the old part. If you want them I'll send them to you free. Just send me your snail mail address

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Gee, thanks for the offer, Gattopuin, but I already received the new parts kit and have just installed it. I did have to go to the hardware store and buy longer stainless steel bolts as there was no way I'd be able to apply enough pressure on the spring to get the nut threads to reach the bolt threads. Click image for larger version

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ID:	99666 I'm still happy with the end result. Door opens and closes "real smooooth".


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I can order a replacement door hinge repair kit, but it's so shiny and new looking that I'm afraid it will look glaringly out of place since the pieces I need lack the patina of 32 years of "living".
Throw the shiny parts in anything that contains Oxalic acid and your patina will appear sooner.
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Gee, thanks for the offer, Gattopuin, but I already received the new parts kit and have just installed it. I did have to go to the hardware store and buy longer stainless steel bolts as there was no way I'd be able to apply enough pressure on the spring to get the nut threads to reach the bolt threads. Attachment 99666 I'm still happy with the end result. Door opens and closes "real smooooth".


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You shouldn't need to use a longer bolt.
The picture shows the nylon washer on top of the spring. When correctly installed the lower nylon washer goes between the bottom end of the spring and the locknut.
The longer bolt you installed won't hurt anything.
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