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Old 07-28-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
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replacing CABINET/storage door hinges.

Hi folks.

I just got my 1970 Overlander yesterday, it's in great shape but needs some TLC, and I am wondering if anybody else has had this problem.

It looks like all the LOWER/floor cabinet doors had originally been secured by a plastic hinged material that was simply stapled to frame and door.

This probably started to let go about the time Ronald Reagan took office.

Frankly I would rather NOT install all 'real' hinges that low.

Any ideas?

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I am considering building actual DRAWERS onto the cabnit fronts, but think I'd lose a buncha space that way.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:36 PM   #3
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... It looks like all the LOWER/floor cabinet doors had originally been secured by a plastic hinged material ... Frankly I would rather NOT install all 'real' hinges that low. ...
What is a 'real' hinge?

My Overlander, according to InlandRV's site, uses the same door latches. So I assume the doors are similar.

But, my Airstream has metal hinges on all the doors.

I noticed you have a photo gallery. Please post a picture of the plastic hinged material.

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Hi folks.

I just got my 1970 Overlander yesterday, it's in great shape but needs some TLC, and I am wondering if anybody else has had this problem.

It looks like all the LOWER/floor cabinet doors had originally been secured by a plastic hinged material that was simply stapled to frame and door.

This probably started to let go about the time Ronald Reagan took office.

Frankly I would rather NOT install all 'real' hinges that low.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Lou.
You upgrade the hinge setup.

You reverse the door and install a piano hinge.

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yeah, that was my take too, thought there might be another way. never hurts to ask.
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I had considered piano hing, but (9) would be a chunk out of the pocket book. My doors still had the plastic edge. So I pulled out the stapels cleaned up the inside where it use to be hinged. I bought small one inch hinges put one on each end and one in the middle. Then took my plastic stip cut out the inside of the stip where the one inch hinge fit and slid the plastic strip back into place. Stapled the plastic strip on the inside. This covers up the raw edge that is exposed when the door is closed.
I was lucky I had all the origional plastic stips the P/O had threw them away. The PO did staple orange webbing over them when the plastic hinge broke. Sure was red neck looking.
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