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  • Member since
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  • From: The Villages, FL
hinges?
Posted by Shambles on Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:27 PM

I've seen different hood, trunk, and door hinges scratch built by some pretty creative modelers. Does anybody sell these accessories? If not, they should. I think there would be a demand. One of the kits I'm currently building the Mobius Joe Weatherly '61 Nascar Pontiac and trying to figure out how to hinge the trunk to show the fuel cell I'm going to install. Any suggestions?

 

Thanks yall,

John

http://www.shamblesmodels.com/in-progress.html

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:05 PM

most modelers use brass rod and tube, although i've never been able to get that to look good and line up correctly.

you can get a few photoetch sets like

 

most i've seen are for NASCAR style hinges

 

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:14 PM

I use paper clips and small plastic tubing, similar to the drawing above.

 

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:25 PM

I use piano wire and vinyl tubing. Much like the illustration above I use the tubing in place of the block mounts and swivel bar. This way the wire hinge ends slip into the tubing and are held in place but easily removable if necessary. Vinyl tubing also acts as the swivel point. I glue a length under the deck cowl for the wires to go into. The snug tension on the wire by the tubing ensures the trunk stays at whatever level of "open" I put it at.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: The Villages, FL
Posted by Shambles on Monday, March 18, 2019 9:34 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I've ordered some vinyl tubing and brass rods to experiment with.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Monday, March 18, 2019 10:36 AM

A good pair of needlenose pliers is essential for bending. I think I'll try brass on my next one. It should bend a LOT easier than piano wire. 

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: The Villages, FL
Posted by Shambles on Monday, April 01, 2019 7:13 PM

My favorite color is also clear!

On the bench: Mobius Joe Weatherly '61 Pontiac, '58 Buck Baker NASCAR chevy (AMT) recreation, David Pearson '66 Mercury NASCAR recreation (AMT)... and a few others.

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