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Technical 1934 Ford - How do you attach hinges to repro trunk?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the-rodster, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,712


    No holes are drilled, but what goes in the whole once drilled?

    Rivet nuts?
    Caged nuts?
    Drilled and tapped plate?
    What did Henry use?

    Rich hinge.jpg
  2. mvee33
    Joined: Jul 3, 2010
    Posts: 34


    Henry used 5/16 UNF round nuts electrically welded in behind the trunk inner. I think 33/34 and 35/36 hinge parts are the same.
  3. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,942

    Corn Fed

    Weld some plates on the back side and drill/tap them to match the hinge. 5/16 UNF sounds about right.
  4. What MVee33 said.
    Not a good pic, and enlarging didn't help, but I'm thinking that they were like D-nuts. Rivnuts would work well I would think.


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  5. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 2,373

    rusty valley

    They were D nuts crimped in before the skin went on the outside. You will have to be more creative. 5/16 steel with threaded holes snuck in there some how and spot weld thru a 3rd hole in the center

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