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    Door Hinge caps

    Recently I put in some new door hinge inserts and knocked out the old rusted metal ones. Works great for easily putting on/taking off doors. However now my door hinge nuts wont screw in all the way leaving a gap. Im ok with leaving the nuts out for the summer time, but the winter driving in Colorado usually gets a lot of crap kicked up. Anyone encounter this problem or have a solution?


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    New inserts too long?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 12-mile View Post
    New inserts too long?


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    I think that must be it


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    sounds like the flange on the new ones may be a little thinner letting the door sit down a little. Easy solution would be to grind the nut down slightly so it tightens further. It is important to note that the nut should not be tight to the bottom of the hinge. That would cause it to bind. How much of a gap are you seeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bierpower View Post
    sounds like the flange on the new ones may be a little thinner letting the door sit down a little. Easy solution would be to grind the nut down slightly so it tightens further. It is important to note that the nut should not be tight to the bottom of the hinge. That would cause it to bind. How much of a gap are you seeing?
    I think maybe 2mm. I was contemplating shaving the inserts down a little bit Im wondering if maybe I can get the shop down the road to grind the nut down a little


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    Can you post a few pictures so everyone can see exactly what your issue is? We all have different ways of describing things


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattAlpha View Post
    Can you post a few pictures so everyone can see exactly what your issue is? We all have different ways of describing things


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    No problem. This is as far as the nut will go with the new insertIMG_1456.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by vasquez27 View Post
    No problem. This is as far as the nut will go with the new insertIMG_1456.jpg


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    If all you want to do is keep crud out of your hinge can you just put o rings on there to close the gap?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    If all you want to do is keep crud out of your hinge can you just put o rings on there to close the gap?


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    That could work. Any recommendation on size or where to find some?


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    Quote Originally Posted by vasquez27 View Post
    That could work. Any recommendation on size or where to find some?


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    Ace Hardware should be able to fit your needs for sure. Just measure that gap and take the cap with you to check for fitment.

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