ZT Hood-Side Tin Hinge

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ZT Hood-Side Tin Hinge

Postby alsparl » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:12 pm

Just doing a bit of brainstorming and thinking this evening. Has anyone been able to identify a replacement piano hinge for the side tins on a ZT hood? I know the RT hood is opposite as to which has the first/last "knuckle" at the front and rear (hood or side tin). But didn't know if this component has ever been researched. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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Re: ZT Hood-Side Tin Hinge

Postby G Brown » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:44 am

Same hinge as R cab doors? They were reproduced.
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Re: ZT Hood-Side Tin Hinge

Postby alsparl » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:30 am

Very interesting, are there any sources? Or was it too long ago?
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Re: ZT Hood-Side Tin Hinge

Postby G Brown » Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:15 pm

Have set of never installed R cab doors. Made in Mn. Never heard of anyone trying to change hinge. Spot welded. Usually just get another hood.
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Re: ZT Hood-Side Tin Hinge

Postby MMDEL » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:21 am

You can buy piano hinge at McMaster Carr
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Re: ZT Hood-Side Tin Hinge

Postby Kelvin » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:11 pm

I had one side tin completely torn off the hood of my '38 ZTU. But at least it came with the tractor. My fix was to make individual sections (Seems like they were 3" long.) rolled around 1/4" rod and then the 1/4" hole offset to match the other side, then weld them to the hood. The 1/4" hinge pin held them straight while they were welded on. No one will know unless you raise the hood.
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