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  • Need door hinges for 37' Dictator

    I need some front door hinges for my 37' Dictator "Tribaker" project.
    I am building a 3-wheeled roadster from bits and pieces.
    http://tribaker.wordpress.com/
    320-282-4577
    Greg
    http://salt2salt.com racing a 53' Stude on the salt.
    http://tribaker.wordpress.com building a 37' Stude boat-tailed speedster 3-wheeler
    http://turbostude.com building a 50' bullet-nose with a turbocharged stude flathead six (site under reconstruction)
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  • #2
    I don't have any hinges. But the Tribaker is coming along nicely, Greg. I love it!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mbstude View Post
      I don't have any hinges. But the Tribaker is coming along nicely, Greg. I love it!
      I'll see if I can scare up some stainless to put on it.....
      Greg
      http://salt2salt.com racing a 53' Stude on the salt.
      http://tribaker.wordpress.com building a 37' Stude boat-tailed speedster 3-wheeler
      http://turbostude.com building a 50' bullet-nose with a turbocharged stude flathead six (site under reconstruction)
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      • #4
        I certainly think that you should.

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        • #5
          I'm cornfused! What hinges do you think you need? I have 4 extra doors here from a '37 Dictator sedan. Would the hinges off the rear doors work? The rear doors are "suicide" style, hinged at the rear, and the hinges are exposed. I think there are 4 complete rear door hinges, but I'm not sure.
          Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gordr View Post
            I'm cornfused! What hinges do you think you need? I have 4 extra doors here from a '37 Dictator sedan. Would the hinges off the rear doors work? The rear doors are "suicide" style, hinged at the rear, and the hinges are exposed. I think there are 4 complete rear door hinges, but I'm not sure.
            Well Gord, I'd prefer hinges to the front doors, but have never looked closely at whether the rear are the same. Right now, it might be easiest to make the doors swing in a conventional way, since there are still C-cab type latches on the backs of the doors (though I originally had hoped to do suicide doors).
            http://tribaker.wordpress.com/
            At this point, I could probably make just about any exposed pin hinge work with a little massaging.....
            Greg
            http://salt2salt.com racing a 53' Stude on the salt.
            http://tribaker.wordpress.com building a 37' Stude boat-tailed speedster 3-wheeler
            http://turbostude.com building a 50' bullet-nose with a turbocharged stude flathead six (site under reconstruction)
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            • #7
              Well, I can have a look. The front doors on the Dictator sedan were hinged at the front, and the rear doors at the rear. Seems to me you would really have some fabricating to do if you were to replace hidden front-mounted hinges with exposed ones, since the mounting surfaces are at basically 90 degrees to each other. Might be easier to suicide the doors, and not have to mess with the hinge pockets in the pillars?
              Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gordr View Post
                Well, I can have a look. The front doors on the Dictator sedan were hinged at the front, and the rear doors at the rear. Seems to me you would really have some fabricating to do if you were to replace hidden front-mounted hinges with exposed ones, since the mounting surfaces are at basically 90 degrees to each other. Might be easier to suicide the doors, and not have to mess with the hinge pockets in the pillars?
                Gord, the cowl is 37' and those hinges bolt right on. The doors, though from a C-cab, have been completely gutted, and are little more than flat pieces of sheet metal near the front. This needed to be done to recontour them and allow me to continue the beltline of the 37' into the doors, where the belt fades into flatness. I will be welding an inner structure to stiffen the door in the front again once I have the hinges to look at. I have a 37' St. Regis 2-door which I can study too. So right now it looks like exposed hinges from 37' in front and stock latching C-cab in the back.
                Thanks!
                Greg
                http://salt2salt.com racing a 53' Stude on the salt.
                http://tribaker.wordpress.com building a 37' Stude boat-tailed speedster 3-wheeler
                http://turbostude.com building a 50' bullet-nose with a turbocharged stude flathead six (site under reconstruction)
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                • #9
                  Greg,

                  Its been quite some time since I checked out your website with the build on it. Looks like you've been busy! Gotta say, this is about the coolest project I have seen ever and hope to see it in person someday.

                  Jeff in ND

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                  • #10
                    Greg, I'll take a look today. Last year, I dragged home an old van body off a 3-ton truck, and used it to store sheet metal and some engines. Guess which the first parts that went into it were? It's not raining here today, so maybe I can get down there, and crawl in and see if the hinges are all there.
                    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jeff_H View Post
                      Greg,

                      Its been quite some time since I checked out your website with the build on it. Looks like you've been busy! Gotta say, this is about the coolest project I have seen ever and hope to see it in person someday.
                      Thanks Jeff,
                      I look at it as a process, and it may take a while to complete. I love the design part especially. Make sure to look me up if passing thru Minneapolis!
                      Greg
                      http://salt2salt.com racing a 53' Stude on the salt.
                      http://tribaker.wordpress.com building a 37' Stude boat-tailed speedster 3-wheeler
                      http://turbostude.com building a 50' bullet-nose with a turbocharged stude flathead six (site under reconstruction)
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gordr View Post
                        Greg, I'll take a look today. Last year, I dragged home an old van body off a 3-ton truck, and used it to store sheet metal and some engines. Guess which the first parts that went into it were? It's not raining here today, so maybe I can get down there, and crawl in and see if the hinges are all there.
                        Gord,
                        You are a loyal, long-distance friend!
                        Thanks
                        Greg
                        http://salt2salt.com racing a 53' Stude on the salt.
                        http://tribaker.wordpress.com building a 37' Stude boat-tailed speedster 3-wheeler
                        http://turbostude.com building a 50' bullet-nose with a turbocharged stude flathead six (site under reconstruction)
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                        • #13
                          Howdy Greg.
                          Finally had a look at the hinge situation yesterday. I was doing my Fall yard cleanup, and I had fired up the '61 Stude buggy, a Lark frame with a 259 and OD, and a seat, and nothing else, and was making an orbit of the yard, and I passed the old truck body where the '37 doors are stored. My memory kicked in, and I stopped right there, and crawled over some other junk, and got hands on the front doors. Both halves of all 4 hinges are there. Looks like I will probably have to drill out the screws to salvage them. Shall I go ahead?
                          Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                          • #14
                            Gord,
                            That would be great! Let me know what you'll need plus shipping and your address and I'll send off a check.
                            Thanks!
                            advo53@gmail.com
                            Greg
                            http://salt2salt.com racing a 53' Stude on the salt.
                            http://tribaker.wordpress.com building a 37' Stude boat-tailed speedster 3-wheeler
                            http://turbostude.com building a 50' bullet-nose with a turbocharged stude flathead six (site under reconstruction)
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