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    Door Hinges - Help/Advice Needed Please

    I need some help/advice please.

    I am mid Classic Replica build (build thread running in build forum) and have started to look at the door hinges.

    I may not use the "kit" supplied hinges as others have had poor experience with them, but as I already have them I want to see how they perform.

    So today I started mocking them up.

    Here is the hinge assembly laid on a door




    Now I am assuming that the hinge plate bolts to the chassis upright like so (drivers door)




    Assuming that is correct, this is what it looks like in the car




    A shot looking at the hinge plate taken from inside the front wheel arch




    The problem is I don't think the position of the door bars relative to the chassis and body is correct. I am pretty sure that the hinge bars need to come through the bodywork in a cut slot, but as it stands I cannot get the mounting plate any further towards the outside of the car as shown in the above photo

    A few more photos









    It feels like I am missing something/not positioning things right.

    Help please????
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    Try them on the other side of the upright.
    Ie move them forwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosoar View Post
    Try them on the other side of the upright.
    Ie move them forwards.
    It cant go the other side of the upright as there is a solid side/vertical steel panel welded on the outside of the upright which forms the footwell
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    Cut a little bit off the end of the plate and profile it to match the outer bodywork.

    I've just completed my door hinges and positioned the pivot close to the outer bodyshell
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    I am considering being a bit different and using a pair of chrome hinges on the outside of the body
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    Quote Originally Posted by KugaWestie View Post
    I am considering being a bit different and using a pair of chrome hinges on the outside of the body
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Jim View Post
    Put down the beer....right now
    I have stepped away from the beer

    I need some photos of people’s hinges I think.............
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    Have you tried putting them to the right on the upright parallel to the outer body. The long bolt holes give you front to back movement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 427jlc View Post
    Have you tried putting them to the right on the upright parallel to the outer body. The long bolt holes give you front to back movement?

    Lee
    No I havent tried that, worth a go thanks.

    Do I need to get the pivot point as close to the outside of the car/inside of the body as possible to stop the door binding on the leading edge when opening?
    According to the instruction that I have they say to cut out two square holes in the "jamb" area of the body at the front of the door aperture to allow the hinges to pass through, meaning the need to move out towards the edge of the car from where they are mocked up in the photos.
    Last edited by KugaWestie; 07-10-19 at 10:13 AM.
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    Are you sure the hinges need to move? They look right to me and I believe the cutouts are just to allow the hinge metalwork to swing into them when the door opens.
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