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Old 01-31-2006, 02:14 PM
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DIY suicide hinges

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Im coming up with some drawings and ideas for a set of DIY (Destroy It Yourself!) suicide hinges for my pickup... I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the subject? well past the "oh shiny things!" stage of thinking.... i was stuck there for awhile....


All input welcome..... apart from the stange person in the corner dribbling and sniffing their pet cat (there is always one)



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I thought about making my own, but every time I go to make them I just say forget it and buy them.. lol..
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Mine aren't suicide but I don't know why the same technique wouldn't work. See these links from my journal:

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http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ge=5&reverse=1

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http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ge=5&reverse=1

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Huge help, thanks mate...

Those pictures really help, when i go home this weekend im going to sit down with the door infront of me and start drawing and designing, with any luck i will be able to have a tester done by sunday evening..... I very much belive in having a go at fabricating as much as possible myself (well if its safe to do so.... i keep well away from messing with the little things like brakes and such.......) thanks again, i'll try to get a camera to show my results...



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i'll try to get a camera to show my results...
And if you come up with any improvements/corrections in the technique, be sure to document them and post them in this thread or in a journal of your own. There are a lot of folks interested in doing their own hinges and getting them right...so the more knowledge, the better.
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Well my only concerns are that the way my doors are, there is an "over hang" at the rear edge of the door and im worried that if i don't think about this it may catch on the body work and leave me with no room to open the door..... i can only really get down to it when i have the car infront of me.....


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