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#16 DeadSquare

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 06:09 AM

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

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

Not cheap but quite interesting

 

 Wow, that is a lot of money for knocking the pins out of a set of "genuine" Minispares hinges.



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 06:49 AM

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

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

Not cheap but quite interesting

 
 Wow, that is a lot of money for knocking the pins out of a set of "genuine" Minispares hinges.

They’re a bit more than that, they have re-engineered the design to allow the door section to slide back to enable the door to actually open.

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:08 PM

Well yeah. Otherwise it would rattle or it would not open.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:22 PM

These are the hinges I’ve got

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 04:37 PM

These are the hinges I’ve got

 

Are these stuck on with "Blue Peter's" famous "Double Sided Stick Tape" ?



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 04:42 PM

These are the hinges I’ve got

 
Are these stuck on with "Blue Peter's" famous "Double Sided Stick Tape" ?

Yup, although good strong Japanese version

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 04:57 PM

At £165-00, I think I'd have to insure them with Lloyd's of London.



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Posted 23 September 2019 - 11:13 PM

I made my own before converting to real ones, I tested the theory out so I only bought a second hand hind and of course theyre all different. 

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So I made a cast of the two parts and used a two part plastic that sets within 2 minutes, its very brittle so I broke a few drilling them and the fitment is questionable but thats my fault for not getting a good hinge. One cast I taped the together and drilled a hole though the piece, I started with a 2mm drillbit and then stuck a rivet shaft in the hole to keep it aligned till I drilled (of the top of my head 5mm or 5.2mm?) to tap a m6 thread in the top and bottom hole of the smaller hinge.

So I had my parts with one tapped. I opened up the long hole so it wouldn't catch, only by a mm, I didn't know how heat would effect anything on hot days and was paranoid for a sticky hinge. I then cut down some bolts to bit the hole would've been easier to get threaded bar but I was working with what I had on hand; I made them into grub screws. I cut then short and wound them into the holes so the heads werent sticking out either side of the hing piece and then used medium body filler to fill the hole and that was the main part finished. 

 

Fixing to the car

So on the small side i files a little section out to fit some sticky tape but if I was doing this again id just tiger seal it on. I wanted to take them off so I didnt get lynched at shows so I whacked some 3m tape on it and it held up well to driving and all sorts of weather apart from the cold, I did this summer.

 

the long big was going to slide on the door, first thing I did was test magnets and in the end I bought a pack of micro strong magnets that, in numbers are a deadly force, actually felt like a gravity source they had that much pull! Which was class because I didnt have to mess with springs! I drilled holes the length of the tail and just pushed the magnets into place to hold them in, you could glue them for security and covered the tail with some adhesive fabric tap to avoid scratching the paint up. And done, lick of paint and they looked okay, would be better if you cast the parts correctly instead of using a clapped out hinge.

 

Im not sure how much they cost since I was just messing, if you can borrow the hinges then youre onto something but if you cant you need to buy the real deal, so youd loose money on them selling them 2nd hand, the cast and mould equipment was about £50 and you can do 2 hinges, thats mould and one kit could easily cast over 20 individual units. so Its possibly cheaper but a lot more involved work, heres one I made earlier 

 

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