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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Reman, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. Reman
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
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    Reman
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    from Florida

    Hey guys . Got a question and hoping for a fairly quick answer. I have a 1938 Dodge sedan with a broken left hand (pass side) trunk lid hinge. I can get one right now for about 25 bucks, but it is said to be right side specific. On
    the back of it it says "RIGHT HAND LEAF". I can find no difference at all between L and R. Are they interchangable? Thanks
     
  2. I'd spend the twenty five and hope it will work. If you miss the chance to buy it, then what are you going to do?

    Just my way.
     
  3. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,541

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    If it is right hand only you still might be able to make it work by using parts from your bad hinge and the new. You may not get one any other way it ain’t a Ford or Chevy you sometimes have to reengineer things on these old cars my avatar 41 olds has a lot of stuff that way
     
  4. carolina chevrolet
    Joined: Nov 14, 2018
    Posts: 135

    carolina chevrolet
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    I think the right hand hinge will be a tiny bit taller on the right side , and the left will be taller on the left side. I don't think it will fit flush to the body. I'll look tomorrow , I've got a pair for a 37 Plymouth and may have an extra.
     

  5. metlmunchr
    Joined: Jan 16, 2010
    Posts: 777

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    The passenger side is the right hand side. Left and right of a car is determined by sitting in the driver's seat.
     
  6. Reman
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
    Posts: 344

    Reman
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    from Florida

    Oh !! I made a stupid mistake in my post. I need the left.......driver side hinge. Don't know why I didn;t catch that before I posted. I did not notice it till I read metimunchr's post just above this. I know which side is which, and wondered why he posted that. Then I reread my original post again............ahhhhggieh, lol. Thanks metimunchr
     
  7. Reman
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
    Posts: 344

    Reman
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    from Florida

    Hi, did you happen to find the extra hinge yet?
     
  8. Reman
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
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    Reman
    Member
    from Florida

    Yeah, I know. Just a dumb mistake in my post. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
  9. "I've got a pair for a 37 Plymouth and may have an extra".

    @carolina chevrolet , any luck on the Plymouth hinge?
     
  10. Reman
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
    Posts: 344

    Reman
    Member
    from Florida

    Not yet.
     
  11. Reman
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
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    Reman
    Member
    from Florida

    Well, carolina chevrolet, never responded back so I went ahead and purchased the one I first referenced. I will just hope that I can find a way to make it work, if there is indeed a difference between R and L.
     
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