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Re: Plastic hatch hinge questions

Postby GaryDierking » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:06 am

pohukai wrote:I really like the design of the EURO/New Zealand plastic hinge, but I can't seem to locate a supplier here in the US. Anyone know of one? The only ones I have found look like a flat strap; which will work but I'd prefer non-aluminum with a profile like those pictured here in this thread.

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Here's the description of the hinge: http://www.retwine.co.nz/products/545/1 ... 04&cid=545
I got it from a company that sells parts for large trucks.

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Re: Plastic hatch hinge questions

Postby Craig Burrowes » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:36 am

I have used this hinge on a luggage trailer and it has held up well over the last 6 years, but the weight of the two doors is minimal. Your hatch will be be reasonably heavy so if you go ahead make sure you install it in such a way that you can remove it again if it splits.
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Re: Plastic hatch hinge questions

Postby GaryDierking » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:50 am

I had to buy a 3 Meter piece so I have enough for a replacement. I would have preferred an all external hinge but could not find anything like that in NZ.


Craig Burrowes wrote:I have used this hinge on a luggage trailer and it has held up well over the last 6 years, but the weight of the two doors is minimal. Your hatch will be be reasonably heavy so if you go ahead make sure you install it in such a way that you can remove it again if it splits.
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Re: Plastic hatch hinge questions

Postby MeelisV » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:55 pm

same plastic hinge used on door

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Re: Plastic hatch hinge questions

Postby jimun » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:58 pm

I came across this hinge when I googled teardrop hinges and seen it on GaryDierking td. Has anyone else used this hinge and are there any updates on how they are working? I found a supplier that stocks it in the USA and I am thinking of using it on my td build for the hatch and doors like on MeelisV td.
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Re: Plastic hatch hinge questions

Postby WhitneyK » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:00 am

:thumbsup: Yep, still holding up after 2 years and 7000 miles :thumbsup:

Are they sturdy enough? My hatch is soooooo heavy (that's another subject I'll be approaching soon). It is 60 lbs to lift from the handle, approx 175-200 lbs where the props are and that's a lot of pressure on the hinge area. :shock:
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Re: Plastic hatch hinge questions

Postby Steve_Cox » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:53 am

jimun wrote:I came across this hinge when I googled teardrop hinges and seen it on GaryDierking td. Has anyone else used this hinge and are there any updates on how they are working? I found a supplier that stocks it in the USA and I am thinking of using it on my td build for the hatch and doors like on MeelisV td.


Hatch hinge, 9 years old and still working. Harsh Environment Continuous plastic hinge.

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Re: Plastic hatch hinge questions

Postby grantstew8 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:19 pm

My plastic hinge is similar to those posted. It's barely used as I'm still building.
If your are in the uk google Albert jaeger they supply truck and bus builders. I'm guessing if it works in that environment it will work on my td hatch. It's called a continuous hinge. Besides being easy to fit its waterproof. :)
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Re: Plastic hatch hinge questions

Postby grantstew8 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:23 pm

I remembered I have a video
[youtube]q-zRtXs5mvo[\youtube]

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Re: Plastic hatch hinge questions

Postby jimun » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:46 pm

grantstew8 wrote:My plastic hinge is similar to those posted. It's barely used as I'm still building.
If your are in the uk google Albert jaeger they supply truck and bus builders. I'm guessing if it works in that environment it will work on my td hatch. It's called a continuous hinge. Besides being easy to fit its waterproof. :)


Thanks grantstew8, I am in the USA and I did find a supplier here in the states and I already placed my order for 2 - 8'+ (2.5m) plastic continuous hinges. 1 for the hatch and 1 for the doors. Thanks for the youtube video, That helps on how I am going to install it on mine.

For anyone that is interested in these hinges you can get them at Moore Industrial Hardware in Cincinnati, Ohio. You can order on there website http://www.mooreindhardware.com/index.html. I got both hinges for about $90.00 including shipping. They have 2 sizes, 1 is just about 1" (23mm) deep and the other is just about 1 3/8" (34mm). I am trying the smaller one. I did not check the depth when I order, I just thought the design was a little different. If I would have notice the depth I might of went with the deeper one. Image
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