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    Upper front door hinge

    Hi all

    I have the usual squeaky and sagged GQ upper front door hinge that I need to replace.

    Just wondering if I can I fit a spanner or socket in and remove it with the guard still in place?

    Cheers

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    Bit fiddly but yeah you can. Well on the GU you can...

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    Yes, I did it on two of mine.

    As Mudski said, it is a bit fiddly but IIRC an appropriate extension with a uni knuckle adapter gets the job done... ratchet ringy with the adjustable angle handle helps as well
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    I recently did my upper hinge without removing the guard. Very fiddly but doable.
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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a shot!

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    FWIW: I remember a member (‘GQ42TD’ -I think) kindly posted up a while ago a neat trick of using a medium to large size step ladder straddling his GQ open door with some little ratchet straps to assist weight and as a second set of hands on his lonesome


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    Quote Originally Posted by MickGQ View Post
    Thanks guys, I'll give it a CRACK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    FWIW: I remember a member (GQ42TD -I think) kindly posted up a while ago a neat trick of using a medium to large size step ladder straddling his GQ open door with some little ratchet straps to assist weight and as a second set of hands on his lonesome


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    Nah had to unbolt the guard to get at the hinge bolts but yes used a ladder to hold the door roughly in place , have since seen someone use packing washers on the bottom hinge which I must try on the passenger side .

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    I've had some success with packing washers on the bottom hinge. Easy to put in too.

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