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Re: Door check-strap repair, Espace 3

A good bodge but it doesn't overcome the wear in the hinge itself. Looks like the pin is made from tougher material than the door hinge. If the pin was softer than the hinge then it would probably wear first and could be easily and cheaply replaced but then again that would probably be too difficult for the designers to figure out.

As a suggestion would it not be neater to fit a clevis pin held in place with a small diameter split pin.

If the roller was soft enough to drill then it may be possible to drill it and the hinge and fit a slightly larger diameter pin.
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