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Re: Hinges
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2011, 05:57:27 PM »
Thank's for all the replys .My PC went hay wire and I lost the site . I have a M2A1 that uses 24 hinges . I have made some by welding 1/4"  tube to flat plates . They look almost like the original ones but take alot of time to make . Also the original hinges will cease up if they get wet and when you open them they will break so keep them dry or oil them .The angle holes are 45 degree that you can do with a big bit .The pins can be made from bolts that you can grind the heads to look round . There was some hinges on Ebay that went for $60


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Re: Hinges
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2011, 09:55:26 AM »
Just ordered 11 hinges for upper and lower doors and windshield also the 4 hinges for M2A1 rear ammo locker doors.
All hinges were $50.00 each with free shipping as of 11/17/2011


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Re: Hinges
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2012, 10:58:53 PM »
i was sent these pics of the reproduced hinges from Leo's tractors.
 looks like the pin might not be centered. there machining isn't as good as it used to be or something. i think they are all like this. kind of rough looking to.
to use these you need the use a sander/grinder and plane down the high areas or they will bind. someone else had contacted me about this when they tried them on the upper door.

leo's on the left....... original on the right

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Re: Hinges
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2015, 08:20:47 AM »
I know its been awhile since the was posted but i have just enroled and would like to make a comment on the hinges in your photograph.
The hinge on the right is a British Army replacement hinge, normal the originals were removed and this type was fitted when the vehicles were overhaul in the 50s, these are a little stronger than the oringals and most h/ tracks you come across that are ex British Army will have them fitted.
The French did a similar thing when overhauling there h/tracks, they look very similar to the British hinges


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Re: Hinges
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2023, 12:27:30 PM »
Hi guys, this thread has been dormant quite a while. I need hinges and was wondering if anyone still new of a good source. I have tried the above links to the tractor place which does not work anymore. Have they changed their web site or gone out of business? Did anyone ever make any hinges or have any left for sale? Thanks



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Re: Hinges
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2023, 12:29:46 PM »
Try Paul Jacobs. He makes new repo hinges of all types needed for a halftrack.


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Re: Hinges
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2023, 06:34:02 AM »
Paul is Superjeep on this web site.
Lots of green "junk" as my wife likes to call it.
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Re: Hinges
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2023, 12:14:08 AM »
I have plenty available. Send me a private message and we can discuss what you need.
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