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I'm considering re-pinning the original brass door hinges on the TR2 and a friend two counties away has offered to send me a brand new OS top hinge he had left overfrom a TR3A (post TS60000) rebuild.

Slightly different shape and pivot arrangement but the hole patterns seems very close to the earlier cars.

Can anyone advise if it would be usable ?

Thanks

Bob

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When I bought my car it had an old TR3 style door with brass hinges on one side and the other side was a regular TR3a door with a hinge as you show in your post, so presumably they are interchangeable.

Rgds Ian

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Yes, when I came to restore the hinges on my TR3 last year I found that I had hinges of each type. The TR3A style on the nearside door and brass hinges on the OS door. They both seem to work fine in my TR3.

JEFFR

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12 hours ago, OldBob said:

Post TS60000.

Ish, some of the changes came in a bit earlier.

Stuart.

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My 3A is a 613** and initially had the steel hinges and all steel doors. When I rebuilt the car (some 42 years ago!) I had an opportunity to buy a pair of doors -with the beech wood insets - from an earlier car to replace my rotted out ones. Memory fades with time but I replaced the steel hinges with brass ones, I am nearly certain because I had to, so I don’t think brass and steel ones are interchangeable but I stand to be corrected.

james

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Not sure what this adds to the conclusions, but I am just fitting up the doors o my car at the moment.

It has is a pre- 60,000 shell but has clearly picked up a whole host of mongrel bits over the years - including the later all-steel doors.  These are hung on brass hinges that would be correct for the body and work OK with the later doors.   

Dave

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49 minutes ago, OldBob said:

Stuart, I'm just asking if the steel hinge fits the early door?

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Bob

TBH I think they do as the re-engineering wasn’t that in depth 

Stuart

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