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Old 02-01-2012   #1
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Hey Guys.

Just a little heads up for all you MK1 DOBLO lovers.

Just in case anyone has ever suffered or is suffering from bad or worn FRONT door hinges, please take into account that the ENTIRE DASHBOARD has be removed in order to gain access to only ONE T40 Bolt either side, the bolt are secured from both inside and outside. i must admit if i were not to have ACETYLENE + OXYGEN to hand to SUPER HEAT the bolts, they would never have come free and i would of eventually turned on the poor Dobbin. 7 Bits were cracked before the bolt did.

4.5hrs LATER - SUCCESS (well only the top ones on drivers door, bloody fiat sent me THREE top hinges and one bottom for nearside.)

She will not beat me. She did have a bloody go go though.

Forgive you Harriet. You can now FLAP freely!
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Re: Doblo Door Hinge Change 52plate MK1. WARNING!

Just to let you know. It can be 30min job if you do it my way. The dashboard doesn't really have to come off! The important part of the hinge (the one that goes wrong) is on the door side. Just unscrew the bolt in the middle of the hinge (the pivot) and replace the half that is bolted to the door.
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Re: Doblo Door Hinge Change 52plate MK1. WARNING!

Fantastic tip. You are dead right. Saved me no end of soft and smelly stuff this afternoon!!! Cheers.
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