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#1 shish_happens

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 12:18 AM

HI all,

 

I'm trying to find a set of MK1 stick on hinges. I have seen a few different types in my searching, one set with a spring in, another set that lifts one side away from the car when the door is opened, then another set that barely resembles the original ones but are just lumps of plastic you stick on the A panel and the door. I'd really be after some that are as real looking as possible but I'm struggling to find anything.

 

These are the only ones I've found that I could actually purchase so far: https://store.shoppi...hr-100100.html#

 

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#2 Colinmac1330

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:45 AM

I got mine from here:

 

https://www.facebook...mini1equipment/



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 10:59 AM

I got mine from here:

 

https://www.facebook...mini1equipment/

 

They look OK. 

 

Are you pleased with yours ?



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 12:10 PM

To be honest I still haven't got around to fitting them, seem decent enough quality though.



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:46 PM

I got mine from here:

 

https://www.facebook...mini1equipment/

 

Cheers I might just have to get them from there although their website doesn't seem to work?


Edited by shish_happens, 23 August 2019 - 08:46 PM.


#6 DeadSquare

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:07 PM

 

I got mine from here:

 

https://www.facebook...mini1equipment/

 

Cheers I might just have to get them from there although their website doesn't seem to work?

 

 

If you find them, please tell us.



#7 craig 1010cc

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:23 PM

I’ve got a set with the springs in them that I’m considering selling. I have painted them, but never got around to fitting them.

They currently retail in Japan for £165, so I’d be looking for that (saving you the hassle/costs of importing)

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:57 AM

Alternatively you could have some designed and 3D printed. If they work out you could have a few sets produced for sale to cover your costs

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 01:47 AM

Alternatively you could have some designed and 3D printed. If they work out you could have a few sets produced for sale to cover your costs

 

I've got a 3D printer and I doubt they'd be hard to CAD just need some measurements I just don't trust id be able to get the surface finish good enough to be good when painted and put on the car



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 01:48 AM

I’ve got a set with the springs in them that I’m considering selling. I have painted them, but never got around to fitting them.

They currently retail in Japan for £165, so I’d be looking for that (saving you the hassle/costs of importing)

 

What colour are yours painted? I might be interested but again as you say its a shame they're so expensive and the good ones only come from japan



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 01:52 AM

 

 

I got mine from here:

 

https://www.facebook...mini1equipment/

 

Cheers I might just have to get them from there although their website doesn't seem to work?

 

 

If you find them, please tell us.

 

 

Here they are:

 

The set with springs in: https://turtle-tradi...uct_id=10000447

 

The set without springs: https://store.shoppi...hr-100100.html#

 

I messaged the page (https://www.facebook...mini1equipment/) and they said 49 euro for unpainted, 99 euro painted and shipping was 16 euro



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 12:02 PM


Alternatively you could have some designed and 3D printed. If they work out you could have a few sets produced for sale to cover your costs


I've got a 3D printer and I doubt they'd be hard to CAD just need some measurements I just don't trust id be able to get the surface finish good enough to be good when painted and put on the car

You could just finish them in the traditional manner. Sand down, light skim of a flexible filler, then prime and paint

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:36 PM

I’ve got a set with the springs in them that I’m considering selling. I have painted them, but never got around to fitting them.

They currently retail in Japan for £165, so I’d be looking for that (saving you the hassle/costs of importing)

 
What colour are yours painted? I might be interested but again as you say its a shame they're so expensive and the good ones only come from japan

They are painted grey, but I’m assuming you’d be needing to paint them what ever finish they came in

They are cheaper than the ones arc angles made, thiers were £225 I think

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 03:09 PM

 

 

Alternatively you could have some designed and 3D printed. If they work out you could have a few sets produced for sale to cover your costs


I've got a 3D printer and I doubt they'd be hard to CAD just need some measurements I just don't trust id be able to get the surface finish good enough to be good when painted and put on the car

You could just finish them in the traditional manner. Sand down, light skim of a flexible filler, then prime and paint

 

 

I've tried it before with other stuff but unless you absolutely coat the thing in filler and spend an age sanding down its quite hard to get a nice finish, although I've just found a Mk1 hinge in my garage so might as well give it a go


Edited by shish_happens, 27 August 2019 - 03:13 PM.


#15 Benoit_Dupont

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 05:17 AM

A Company in my neighborhood makes some that looks quite ok:

https://austin-mini....s-factices.html

Not cheap but quite interesting




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