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  1. RonkPM

    RonkPM Oakley Enthusiast

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    So I recently purchased a display case that was missing it's door and had two broken hinges. I figured since I had spent a bit of time researching and ordering parts I would do a write up on how I did it and what I used. All parts were purchased from McMaster-Carr. Here is the case as I bought it (not too sure what the version of the case is) Replacing Display Case Hinges And Rivets - How To - image_zpse60ec024.jpg The hinges I found are available in both removable and non-removable pin versions. Use whichever you would like, but i went with the non ones. The original hinges measured 2.5"x2.5" and these new ones match excellent. The part numbers for the unfinished aluminum hinges without pre-drilled holes are: Non-Removable Pin: 1609A42 Removable Pin: 1609A21 I used a .25" transfer punch to, uhh, transfer the hole spacing and location from the old broken hinge to the new one and drilled the holes out to .25". I then used 000 steel wool to make a brushed finish. If I had a sand blaster I could have gotten the finish closer to original, but alas that is on my to-buy list. Here is the progression of the hinges. Replacing Display Case Hinges And Rivets - How To - image_zps98e98c50.jpg The original hinges are held on by solid rivets, uhh, riveted in with an air hammer and forming/backing block. Since I did not have either of those two things handy, I decided to thread them like the threaded rivets holding the top of the case to the uprights. The original rivets have a head on them that are .630" in diameter and .110" tall. I finally found ones that matched as close as possible at McMaster-Carr. The ones I ordered have a head that is .615" in diameter and matches the height. The shank on them are .25" diameter x .625" long. The down side is you have to order these rivets in packages of 100. Rivets: 97484A345 Here is a comparison of the head sizes. Original rivet is on the left. Replacing Display Case Hinges And Rivets - How To - image_zps708b6b7a.jpg To thread the rivets, I made a quick little jig to hold the rivets in the vise while I threaded them with the 1/4"x20 threading die. It was made by drilling a .25" hole in a piece of aluminum bar stock. I then slit the piece so when you tighten the vice it squeezes the rivet and keeps it from turning so you can thread them. Replacing Display Case Hinges And Rivets - How To - 161ece1d-132b-4545-ac2e-b2f33991d070_zps4d4d5b29.jpg So insert the rivet into the jig, tighten in the vice and get to threading. You will have to cut the rivets that hold the hinge to the case down in order to fit them under the angle aluminum that holds the plexiglass sides against the inside of the case. I forgot to record what length I made them, but make them long enough to pass through the hinge, the case, a washer and a jam nut. You will need to use the skinnier jam nuts to give you enough room behind the angle aluminum. The longer rivets are for attaching the hinge to the door. I then used the 000 steel wool to burnish the rivet head to give it a more stock looking appearance. Replacing Display Case Hinges And Rivets - How To - image_zps7c041786.jpg Rivet from top of case, replacement solid rivet, my full length threaded rivet, cut down rivet (Left to Right) All in all a pretty easy fix if you have the same problems as I did. The most time consuming part was, of course, finding the replacement pieces. Please let fly with any questions if you have them!
     
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  2. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    Very cool write up and I can tell you that you will be getting PMs on making a few of these for other people on the forum so be prepared. I wouldnt mind ordering a few bolts to have on stand by myself. Great job!
     
  3. Cargo

    Cargo JFL lover

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    Nice write up.
     
  4. dallious

    dallious Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    good information
     
  5. RonkPM

    RonkPM Oakley Enthusiast

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    Thanks guys. I hope other people can breathe new life into neglected cases with this info.
     
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  6. Spenc

    Spenc Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    Hi will you consider sending a few blank rivets all the way to the uk and maybe a couple taped great info :)
     
  7. rmontez

    rmontez Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    If you have extras and the jig how much for 8 threaded rivets?
     
  8. Spenc

    Spenc Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    Hi cory can you also get hold of two hinges for me I just replaced two on a case but yours look a lot closer to the real deal ?
     
  9. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    That is really cool stuff you did there. I love to see how some guys can just make this look so easy. You know other guys would be crying cause their case is completely shot they would think.

    Great job!:cool-33:
     
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  10. RonkPM

    RonkPM Oakley Enthusiast

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    Spenc, you have a PM. See if Oakley UK has any of the unobtainium bits for the backside of a Time Bomb 1 for me if you could please. Rmontez...PM to you as well. Thanks FMJ. I love doing stuff like this. All I need to do now is learn how to cast rubber parts and I could replace the bits on my TB1!