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#11896734 - 10/24/16 09:41 AM Ranger: Compartment Lid detached from Hinge????
Tire Master Offline
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Registered: 12/09/12
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So this is a new one....seems it's always something! My son raised the lid on the main deck storage compartment on my 2003 520VX...and the lid pulled apart from the hinges!!! UGH! I figured they used screws to attached the hinges to the lid but I noticed they used some sort of rivet??? Before I tackle this one...has anyone else had to do this? If so...HOW???


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#11897161 - 10/24/16 01:18 PM Re: Ranger: Compartment Lid detached from Hinge???? [Re: Tire Master]
gary purdy Offline
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You have to remove screws holding the hinge, re-pop rivet it to the hinge, then re-install.
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#11897489 - 10/24/16 03:41 PM Re: Ranger: Compartment Lid detached from Hinge???? [Re: Tire Master]
Bob Landry Offline
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I would also use a thin washer for a backer for the rivet to keep it from digging into fiberglass.
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#11897983 - 10/24/16 08:30 PM Re: Ranger: Compartment Lid detached from Hinge???? [Re: Tire Master]
Ol Man River Offline
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Use a drill and drill out each rivet....then use bolts, washers, and nuts to attach lid and tighten up snug.

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#11901063 - 10/26/16 01:07 PM Re: Ranger: Compartment Lid detached from Hinge???? [Re: Ol Man River]
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
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Originally Posted By: Ol Man River
Use a drill and drill out each rivet....then use bolts, washers, and nuts to attach lid and tighten up snug.
bolts or a longer rivet with a washer. I did the latter

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