Planning on replacing the hinges and seat lid on my 1916 Touring car. Nothing there now but the old rivets.
What is the best or easiest way to remove them?
Very carefully with a Dremel tool and grinding disc.
Where do you get these hinges?
Drill a hole through the center of the rivet - use as large diameter drill bit as possible without enlarging the original hole in the sheet metal.
Then take a needle nose pliers and pinch the edges of the rivet and push or pull it out of the hole.
That's how I remove locks from sheet metal - drilling through the rivets. Consider left below "before" and right "after."
I used a 1/4 air grinder from Harbour Freight Tools with a small stone. I ground off the head and used a small punch and knocked it out. I paid less than $10.00 for the 1/4 grinder. Pretty good for the price and has been very useful in a lot of ways.
These are available from Langs, but I think they are really for the metal seat lid, not the wood one. Anyone know for sure?
An older post showing seat hinges.
Appears a variation of hinges were used at different years and body makers.
The picture shown from Langs is of the hinges for the metal seat lids, only. But if you read the description, it says that they are for the wooden lids, only. There is a disconnect/mistake somewhere, the hinges shown in the photo are for the metal seat lids, not for the wooden lids.
I posted a question on Lang's site which asked:
The photo for part number SEAT-LH appears to be the hinge for the 1915-1920ish metal front seat lid but the caption says the hinges are for the 1913-1916 Wood front seat lid. See: https://www.modeltford.com/faq.aspx?prodid=SEAT-LH
Is it possible the picture is the wrong one or is it possibly the caption is wrong?
See old discussion on MTFCA forum at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/7861.html for photos of the hinges for both the wood seat and the metal seat lids. The current discussion that prompted the question is located at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/557425.html?1437689331
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What size and material rivets should be used for the metal lids?