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Ok some guys may know this aready,this is for the guys that dont and want to, , once you cut a hole in the top of a 42 year old model you payed too much for ::) - there's no turning back, after repairing the cut out rear wheel wells and making a set of fender skirts for the car, I wanted to open up the drivers door and trunk lid, Ive taken photos for you guys that may like to see how its done, - First I start by scribing along the door\trunk lines with the back side of an #11 blade slowly { see photo } until it's cut all the way through, once you have the door\trunk cut out, take a look at how thick the edge is..... Way too thick to look like a real car ! , so your going to want to sand or file the inside edge thinner ; so when the door \truck\ hood is open it looks more realistic . - Now to make the hinges ; - For 1\25 scale cars I use .032 rd.brass rod and 1\16x.014 rd brass tube, - These ; I buy at hobbytown usa
and you will also need the tools ( as shown ) { see photo} next you will cut 3 pieces of tube and one piece of the rod ..... { see photo } -Next ; take the rod and center it in the tube , and bend { see photo } ,then tape same part down to table { see photo }
then use a slightly bigger tube , and tape down on top of the brass tube with wire { see photo }; then bend wire over top of bigger tube on both sides { see photo } - Now , you should have something like this {see photo } then , one more bend on both sides with needle nose pliers , & it should look like this,{see photo } ok this is Very Important ....... - In the center of the big rod , give it a slight tweak, - This will make your trunk\hood stay up ; and not fall down when open , -Next ; - From outside of car ; tape the trunk lid in place ; and flip car over and center and glue new hinge in place, THERE !!, - You should now have working hinge's !! with doors, trunks and hoods that open and close, good luck guys...Gary :cool:















 

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great how to! im sure this will help out and inspire alot of people to try it.

welcome to lil, and great builds also!
 

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Looking good! :thumbsup:
 

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better pics of the door hinges?
 

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Awsome how to bro.Can you show how to jam the doors?Thats where i need alot of help at.Thanks for posting this ;) .
 

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exactly the same way i do it too... :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by undead white boy@Jan 14 2009, 12:23 AM~12698096
Awsome how to bro.Can you show how to jam the doors?Thats where i need alot of help at.Thanks for posting this ;) .

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Awesome how to on this stuff thanks!! My next model will be done like this for sure!
 

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Nice clear step-by-step photos of a useful tip technique. Thanks!
 
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