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Model A hidden or suicide hinges.

Has anyone ever installed hidden hinges on a model A coupe 1931?I want to but have never seen it so I don't know if it is because of space constraints. Just want some input before I start cutting up my car. Thanks.
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Thanks,but I don't see any that would work.
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I did a customers 31 Ford "Vicky". The customer was 300 lbs. For him to get into the car, I swung the doors from the rear post and did hidden hinges. A lot of work and the hinges still intrude into the interior more than I am comfortable with. Any "strap" type of hidden hinge has to clear the post and swing the door far enuff to get driver inside. The more swing, the more the hinge intrudes when closed.

I just sold a 28 Essex coupe. It had a very novel "suicide" factory door pivot. A very large Piano hinge..
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I did a customers 31 Ford "Vicky". The customer was 300 lbs. For him to get into the car, I swung the doors from the rear post and did hidden hinges. A lot of work and the hinges still intrude into the interior more than I am comfortable with. Any "strap" type of hidden hinge has to clear the post and swing the door far enuff to get driver inside. The more swing, the more the hinge intrudes when closed.

I just sold a 28 Essex coupe. It had a very novel "suicide" factory door pivot. A very large Piano hinge..
I have seen those but not for me. I thank you for the info. I am not a big person and my wife is even smaller so I don't need them to open at a 90 degree but I do want a reasonable opening. I am replacing all the wood with metal so if I have to I will make the post narrower so they will work. Thanks again.It might take me a while but I will post pics when done.
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