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Rubber Hinge Inserts?

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I bought four later Td5-style door hinges for my 110 at one of the Malvern spares days - these had rubber inserts where the forward fixing bolts go - they're coloured red or green depending on whether they're thick or thin (i.e. for the upper hole or the lower hole). I then bought some more hinges to make up the eight I needed, but they lacked the inserts. I can't see what the inserts are meant to do, and I can't find them on any parts lists anywhere. I'd therefore be most grateful if anybody here can tell me what they're for and if they're obtainable!

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You can buy them under these part numbers: https://www.landroverworkshop.com/diagrams/body-chassis/doors/rear-side-door-hinges-check-strap_44877#28

They're only shown for the Puma era and for the second row doors, but don't see why you couldn't fit to the other hinges. (In fact this post shows they are on the front doors http://www.defender2.net/forum/post460670.html)

I can only imagine they help support the door by bracing the bolt along it's length to stop it drooping. Or maybe it crushes up against the captive nut plate to give better friction. They're more plastic than rubber aren't they?

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Thank you, that's most helpful! And yes, they probably are nearer plastic than rubber - having left them in place though, I can't say for certain!

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