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1966 Suburban Rear Doors -- Hinged?

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1966 Suburban Rear Doors -- Hinged?
Posted by JayDubs on Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:24 AM

I've tried searching the forums to no avail, so I'm going to post this question to ask for help and guidance. Please forgive me if this has been posted elsewhere already.

I just picked up the Revell 1966 Suburban kit (85-4409)

I want to try to open the rear barn doors. They appear to be two piece units (the outside doors molded together and the inside door panels also molded together). In theory it should be a simple task to scribe apart the left from the right, use a bit of round styrene to form the hinge pin and -- viola opening rear barn doors.

My question is: Has anyone already tried this? If so, any tips to share or hints that I ought to know about?


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Posted by TarheelRick on Friday, August 28, 2020 8:55 AM

Not really familiar with the Suburban kit, I have one but it is still sealed.  But, in my opinion (for what it is worth) styrene would not make a very reliable hinge pin.  It would be very small, therefore it would bend/break very easily, and styrene inside of styrene has a tendency to not move very well - too much friction.  Your best bet would be to use some form of metal wire.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, August 31, 2020 6:08 AM

I agree with Rick. the kit hinges will be too small if they are in scale. You'll have to make your own from piano wire or buy photoetch hinges (i assume someone makes some)

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