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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2016, 10:03:09 AM »
I am looking for OE hinges if anyone has a set then decided to use something else... Can't swallow paying ebay stagnant prices...

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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2013, 10:28:12 PM »
Hi Murcie-Me

Would you be willing to provide details on your perimeter door frames and hinges?
I want to do the same approach but cannot find details

Thank you!

Also, do you know of anywhere that shows the best way to hook up and run the radiator plumbing (hoses/etc) from a dual radiator set-up to the engine?

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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2013, 09:48:33 AM »
I'm in favor of the perimeter frame inside the door.  I think that it serves several things: Safety and strength are two that come to mind.  Connecting the hinge to the latch is a must.

I saw these hinges on Ebay.  They are well designed and look nice BUT I don't want them on my car just for the safety concern.  I would think that a 5 mph hit would snap them in half.  You only have two support areas that need to be strong on the sides of our builds, the Hinge area and the Latch area and they both must be connected to provide some margin of safety.

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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2013, 09:15:49 PM »
Don't get too ga ga over the OEM hinge angle.  The OEM hinge is built for an OEM door on an OEM car body.  Be prepared to modify your replica body/chassis and your replica door inner to accept the OEM hinge.  Most of us are over this hump as we have had to modify most everything that we have attempted during our builds.  That's where the fun comes in.  If you want a good looking replica, then it maybe the way for you to go if your skill level and budget are up to it. ::thumbup  my $0.02, Jim
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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013, 07:39:19 PM »
The car door in that video is done exactly the same as I did mine. Notice how he made the frame in the door go around the perimeter, leaving the center open? I see some people who do some wierd angular thing with diagonal bracing, but if you ever break a window, you will have no way to install a new one with the diagonal bracing in the way.

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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2013, 02:07:01 PM »
Isn't that a pic of an oem car?

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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 01:03:46 PM »
String i noticed the air bag switch. nice touch.Me and Rodney have one and maybe use it as  power off on ignition ( we got the key)  Jim installed one too on his 6.0.
back then I asked who wants one? got no reply

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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013, 08:35:21 AM »
Awesome Tip! I've heard horror stories about making the doors works properly. Thanks for making this thread sir!
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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2012, 09:24:22 AM »
I think this is the first time I've ever seen a picture of the hinges from the side that show an obvious curve in the hinge for extra fender clearance.  Other pictures that I've seen in the past would make you think that the hinge was just flat casted piece. 

I'm looking forward to seeing your CAD drawings for hinge, hinge shelf, door and door block for a G28 so we can finally see the mechanics behind a properly mounted door with an OEM styled hinge.

Thanks,

Chris 

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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2012, 08:55:58 AM »
Here are some pics of the OEM hinge and in an installed 'exposed' view to hopefully illustrate the position and angles required to mount and give clearance to the front wing.I have removed the front wing to give an x-ray type effect which should show the full range of movement.
Regards  ::wave

Original door fully open - hinge close to aperture edge.


Replica door fully open


Door closed - x-ray view


Door open - x-ray view


Hinge profile - showing offset and angle required for clearance.


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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2012, 04:23:08 PM »
Here is a video that Jamie posted on YouTube a while back.  This is another idea for non-OEM style hinges that seems to be very strong and work really well.

Start at the 1:00 mark

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruJw5tqPE6I&feature=plcp


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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012, 11:51:22 AM »
Thoughts to keep in mind when choosing your door hinges.  Good hinges are not cheap hinges.  Sometimes during your build you must put quality ahead of price ie: windows, taillight lens, grilles, emblems, etc.  Your hinge is ? 40" distance from your latch?  Let's say you went really cheap and bought a barn door hinge from your local hardware store.  Yes, it does have a little slop in it from side to side. Now multiply that movement 40" away.  I think that you get the picture.  Bronze bushings are good and inexpensive in building a hinge.  I don't know how many openings and closings they would do before they show any wear.  I have also put needle roller bearings in some hinges.  You have to watch which needle bearings you purchase also.  Some have caged rollers.  I don't like these as the needles are spread apart from each other.  I like the ones with lots of bearings next to each other.  I would think that these bearings would live for decades and never need relubrication as your doors only move approx. 45ΒΊ to the opened position.  I don't have any CNC equipment.  My mill is a manual op type as is my old lathe.  I spend 2 days building a set of hinges.  Metal, bearings, stainless pins, machining, metal finish, welding, etc.  It all adds up to a quality hinge.  Check the quality of the hinges before you buy or make sure that you can return them if you don't like them.  Expect to pay somewhere between $350-500 for hinges or you can purchase OEM for $1000 ea.   OUCH!!!
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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2012, 08:55:50 AM »
i need affordable hinges asap!

keep the fancy schmancy paint the powdercoat! dont need it! bare steel! thanks!

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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2012, 11:27:19 AM »
Here are a few more hinges to add to the list












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Re: Door Hinges - The different types.
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 08:35:04 AM »
Thanks to NoBull for the  Info and time well spent.