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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:16 am    Post subject: Westy pop-top hinge reproduction dimensions? help Reply with quote

Hi friendly samba folks.
I don't have access to a set of westy hinges for my zwitterdach project, and they are proving quite hard to find. Therefore, I may have to fabricate a set.

Could a sambanista take a few minutes to measure one of their hinges so I can recreate the hinge geometry? (planning on using a westy tent for the project...)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: Westy pop-top hinge reproduction dimensions? help Reply with quote

Bringing back this topic - I am also in the same boat as the OP. I need a set of hinges for a personal project.

Does anyone have an extra set of hinges for sale or rent?

Or could provide the measurements above? That would be tremendously appreciated.

Thank you
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Westy pop-top hinge reproduction dimensions? help Reply with quote

SyncroChrick wrote:
Bringing back this topic - I am also in the same boat as the OP. I need a set of hinges for a personal project.

Does anyone have an extra set of hinges for sale or rent?

Or could provide the measurements above? That would be tremendously appreciated.

Thank you


I just found my old templates I used to make the ones for the CHC roofs that lift up like the Westy roofs. I can post these up a little later.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: Westy pop-top hinge reproduction dimensions? help Reply with quote

This is what I used. The skinny pieces were made to be put on a piece of 1.25 flat stock and I would center punch where the holes needed to be then drill the holes and round the ends. In making these, I just copied the dimensions of the Westy hinges and changed the mounting pieces to work with my roofs. The wider pieces where made to be set on a piece of 2" angle iron steel. Hope this helps


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Does anyone know what type of a hinge this is called?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: Westy pop-top hinge reproduction dimensions? help Reply with quote

Wow that is perfect! Thank you very much!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Westy pop-top hinge reproduction dimensions? help Reply with quote

your welcome. When assembling them we would use wavy washers between the pivoting parts and and bolt them up tight with a nylon locknut and then back the nut off about a 1/4 turn. They had a real nice feel. Im pretty sure there is a proper name for these hinges and if you can find out what it is you could probably find a formula for finding the dimensions.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:32 am    Post subject: Re: Westy pop-top hinge reproduction dimensions? help Reply with quote

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your welcome. When assembling them we would use wavy washers between the pivoting parts and and bolt them up tight with a nylon locknut and then back the nut off about a 1/4 turn. They had a real nice feel. Im pretty sure there is a proper name for these hinges and if you can find out what it is you could probably find a formula for finding the dimensions.


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Andrew - just a couple questions

Do you remember by any chance the width and thickness of each aluminum bar you used (I think they are aluminum?)

Also, just so I am not confused later - your hinge model was providing about the same opening height as the Westfalia roof? Or was it different? In other word, do you think I would be able to use a Westfalia poptop canvas with your version? I have no problem moving it forward or backward if needed.

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: Westy pop-top hinge reproduction dimensions? help Reply with quote

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xoo00oox wrote:
your welcome. When assembling them we would use wavy washers between the pivoting parts and and bolt them up tight with a nylon locknut and then back the nut off about a 1/4 turn. They had a real nice feel. Im pretty sure there is a proper name for these hinges and if you can find out what it is you could probably find a formula for finding the dimensions.


Andrew-


Andrew - just a couple questions

Do you remember by any chance the width and thickness of each aluminum bar you used (I think they are aluminum?)


Also, just so I am not confused later - your hinge model was providing about the same opening height as the Westfalia roof? Or was it different? In other word, do you think I would be able to use a Westfalia poptop canvas with your version? I have no problem moving it forward or backward if needed.

Thank you!


I used 1.25" x .125" steel for all of the hinge arms and 2"x2"x.125" angle steel for the top and bottoms.
The CHC roofs are a little bit shorter than the Westy roofs, I actually did use the Westy canvas for my roofs, they just had a little slack at the low end toward the back of the van.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: Westy pop-top hinge reproduction dimensions? help Reply with quote

I have a set of Hinges in the classifieds for sale.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy pop-top hinge reproduction dimensions? help Reply with quote

16CVs wrote:
I have a set of Hinges in the classifieds for sale.

Stacy


Thanks Stacy. I think I saw them for sale a few weeks ago but I could not find them anymore. The ad may have expired.

I am good for now, I got helped by another fellow member.

Thanks everyone - if I ever finalized this project, I will show you...
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