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Chrome lower W/S Hinges

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by 72CJ5er, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. Feb 23, 2005
    72CJ5er

    72CJ5er Renegade Member

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    anybody know where to find a set? I have seen some old mid 70's mags and there are lots of em in the pics, I thought they would look great on the 72, but I cant seem to find them anywhere.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2005
    sternbal

    sternbal Member

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    I've never seen any before. As far as I know, nobody even makes replacement windshield hinges at all (at least anymore).
     
  3. Feb 23, 2005
    Mudweiserjeep

    Mudweiserjeep JEEP: Bouncy and Fun

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    If your current hinges are in decent shape you could get them chromed at a plating shop......not sure the cost but you might call around.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2005
    John A. Shows

    John A. Shows Comic Relief

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    Yep...found a link here just this week. George's Jeep Parts if I recall. They're not chrome and per the price tag, they should be made of gold.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2005
    kamel

    kamel Senior Curmudgeon

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    If you can find a Tuxedo Park jeep that someone is parting out, those hinges were chrome.

    Now, they are usually painted over, but they started out chrome.

    and while you are at it, you might as well get the upper chromed as well.

    kamel
     
  6. Feb 23, 2005
    John A. Shows

    John A. Shows Comic Relief

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    Isn't the upper part concealed inside the w/s frame?
     
  7. Feb 23, 2005
    schardein

    schardein Low Range Therapy

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    Most is covered, but not all. Mainly the "C" part of the hinge is what is showing. I got a upper from a Tux from someone on the board here (must be getting old, my memory is crashing) and it was chrome, but most was rusted off, and it had all the mounting bolts rust welded in. A Saturday afternoon, a can of PB Blaster, and some drill bits and easy outs later and it was ready for paint.
    My old one was distorted from a w/s down and not secured going about 55 mph......do not try this at home.....I escaped with a cut on my hand where the w/s hit it, but the Jeep had a bent hinge, busted w/s, and dented driver side lower w/s mount area... all of which led to a complete body off, body repair, and paint job.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2005
    Mugzilla

    Mugzilla Member

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    I have a set on eBay right now.

    Sorry, they aren't chromed. In fact, they are UGLY!

    Do a search for my EarlyCJ5 user name on eBay and check out my current auctions. (No link posted to keep this from becoming a "Look what I am auctioning!" thread...
     
  9. Jul 23, 2006
    DocsCJ5

    DocsCJ5 73 CJ5

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    Are the hinges available in black powder coat? That would great on my jeep!
     
  10. Jul 23, 2006
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    You can get a set powdercoated pretty cheap. Thad (Old Bill) can do 'em for ya, but he may not be set up for awhile, since he's in the middle of moving and building a new shop.
     
  11. Jul 23, 2006
    59JP

    59JP Member

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    I curious, has anyone tried an amc windshield frame on a pre-71?
     
  12. Jul 23, 2006
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Be the same as any pre-76, yes it works. With hacks. :)
     
  13. Jul 24, 2006
    grannyscj

    grannyscj Headed to the Yukon

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