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Warren D

Piano Hinges for Truck Doors

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Does anyone have a source for scale big truck door hinges?  I need to find some working piano hinges in scale.  Thanks!

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Couple of decades ago Trimaster (in Japan) used to make etched stainless steel hinges which were perfect for truck doors.  I used them on my Peterbilt Can-Do wrecker.   But those are long out of production.  I'm not sure if Trimaster was a subsidiary of Hasegawa, or if Hasegawa bough them out at some point, but a lot of Trimaster stuff ended up sold under Hasegawa name.

I just dug up the hinge set I used on my wrecker.  It is called TRIPART HINGE SET (small)  PC-1 Copyright 1989! The stainless steel fret that holds the hinges also has PCU-301 etched on it.  Maybe you can find some old stock somewhere, or maybe on eBay.

I also have some brass piano hinges. Little larger than the Tripart, but still usable for truck door hinges.  I bought them several years ago from a company called Phoenix Model Developments in UK.  They might still be in business.

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Don’t know if they still stock this, or if it’s small enough.

https://www.micromark.com/Miniature-Brass-Piano-Hinge-360-in-x-15-in-

 

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 Model Car Garage has them under "Big Rig Detail Parts"

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Thanks, I am looking for something ready to use.  I can't do the photoetched stuff, eyes aren't what they used to be let alone the fingers.

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