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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: 1949 door hinge Reply with quote

Hi folks,
I'm looking for some help.
My boss's august 1949 beetle is missing its left hand lower door hinge. I was just wondering if there's a source for reproduction split hinges (we would rather genuine originals but the chances of getting one is unlikely). Because as we've found out they're totally different to later 6volt beetle hinges.

Here's some pictures of the right hand lower hinge.

Any help is greatly appreciated


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the meanwhile when reproductions are not yet available, the lower hinge is possible to make of an upper hinge, need some filling, cutting and milling.

Oil grooves for these are the later version:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would work if we had a spare top hinge. We have the two top ones, and only the right hand bottom one
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

virtanen wrote:
At the meanwhile when reproductions are not yet available, the lower hinge is possible to make of an upper hinge, need some filling, cutting and milling.

Oil grooves for these are the later version:

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46 style, but same holes
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So those are ones he has made for sale? Sweet, thank you very much
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does the hinge compare to one off a 54 door?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 54' they reinforced the hinge so it wouldn't crack, one of the original ones we have is slightly cracked. We were trying to avoid grinding a 54 hinge down, if these repro hingesfall through that'll be our backup
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't have any luck and need a 54 hinge I have a few.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, ill keep that in mind. How'd you go at the swapmeet? Get anything good?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fishynos72 wrote:
Thank you, ill keep that in mind. How'd you go at the swapmeet? Get anything good?


yeah scored a few 36hp parts. More or a catch up with friends.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the sake of closure i thought I'd share what was found last night.



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That's the original hinge off the car we've been missing.

Thank you to everyone who replied with information and solutions it is much appreciated
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