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Old 08-04-2008, 08:13 PM
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Are exterion vehicle hinges secure?

Are vehicle door hinges that are accessible outside the vehicle secure from tampering? Seems to me you can go up to a full size van with swing out side and rear doors, press out the hinge pins and gain access to the interior. Is there something in the design of the hinges that keeps them intact in when the doors are closed even if the pin is removed?

If modern exterior hinges are secure, are they secure on pre-war cars or even VW Beetles?

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Old 08-04-2008, 08:15 PM
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I think the pin is secured after installation but it is nothing that a side grinder won't make short work of.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:38 AM
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If someone is going to go to all that trouble and time to gain access, they will just break a window and get in,,, much quicker and easier.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:29 AM
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CJs are famous, or infamous for having their doors stolen by just pulling the hinge pins.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Pete Geither View Post
If someone is going to go to all that trouble and time to gain access, they will just break a window and get in,,, much quicker and easier.
I think one would attract a great deal of attention trying to gain access to a vehicle via hinges and subsequent door removal!!
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:49 PM
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I think a thief would opt for the window.
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