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mike
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Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by mike on Sun 11 Sep 2011, 1:46 pm

I have covered this somewhere before but it came to light over the weekend so thought i would give it a thread of its own,most of the hinges certainly on the older dandys where cut from a long length of hinge,this means the hinge pin can work its way out and if left the hinge would come apart,its easy to check just a visual check as you erect it and any pins that are sticking out just need tapping back and the job is done.

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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by Helen on Sun 11 Sep 2011, 9:13 pm

Checked mine for the first time ever and they are fine, but so pleased you posted this Mike as it only takes a minute to check them and we will from now on Very Happy
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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by mike on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 1:29 pm

One of my hinge pins had started to come out again so this time i took a picture for the benifit of new owners.




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Ali

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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by Ali on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 5:22 pm


thanks Mike - I'll check mine when I next put it up.
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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by Nick on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 7:10 pm

a blob of weld on each end should keep it put
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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by Tow Itch on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 8:15 pm

NickB wrote:a blob of weld on each end should keep it put

Great minds think alike, fools seldom.............

I was thinking the same thing and about touching the end with a sharp chisel or peening the end.

Then I thought is the centre pin supposed to be a bearing on both hinge sides rather than one.

Then I thought bugger it keep it fixed in place and lubricate in spring.
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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by Kimmie on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 7:08 am

mike wrote:One of my hinge pins had started to come out again so this time i took a picture for the benifit of new owners.




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Mike is that White stuff insulation? And if so do you have any pics on how you did it?
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mike
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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by mike on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 7:24 am

There is a thread here [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]and i think another one somewhere else which i cant find at the moment,will add a link to this thread when i do,its easy to do no special tools or knowledge needed,the only mistake i made was should have been slightly wider,i ended up using tabs with magnets in to fix it not the wooden bar shown in some pictures
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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by mike on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 7:27 am

Found it [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] you can now buy the table topper off the roll at dunelm mills
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Kimmie

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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by Kimmie on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 8:00 am

Thanks. Very Happy
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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by vessey44 on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 9:46 pm

You could also use a long bolt or threaded bar with nylocs to stop it coming out

We have a bolt supplier locally called Bapp so if you need anything give me a shout & ill get some sorted for Woodall

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mike
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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by mike on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 5:51 am

Tnanks matt but all of them do it at some time i am just in the habit of checking as i go round now.

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hinges

Post by dave36 on Sun 15 Apr 2012, 9:47 pm

the piano style hinges on the folding doors are ok on my 1978 Dandy, but I do need to source 2 of the cranked door hinges or replace all of them, I am desperate and would love a solution!
New season, more steam rallies and more custom kit car meets amd a door that will not close for my grandchildren, who allways accompany me!

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re door hinges

Post by tojo40 on Mon 16 Apr 2012, 1:12 am

i too could do with replacing the door hinges on my dandy. i have even considered an extra hinge on the bottom door . are original hinges available or would i have to make ones using double strap gate hinges such as the ones attached ??/
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mike
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Re: Dandy folding camper hinge warning

Post by mike on Mon 16 Apr 2012, 11:47 am

I think ian at riva may have the hinges but it could be that you need to replace all of them as a slight difference in size on one would make the door twist.

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