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Thread: "1955,56,57, Tail Gate Nomad hinges in steel."

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    "1955,56,57, Tail Gate Nomad hinges in steel."

    All the Manufacture's who have been long making 1955,56,57, steel hinges for the regular station wagon's have to do is" Keep some aside and drill, and tap the three holes in the Nomad Pattern "instead of the regular wagon pattern. This is not Rocket science, the hinge is all ready being made , and it's just the positioning of the three tapped holes that would make it 100% correct for the Nomad. It's impossible to remove the old pins out of a used nomad hinge for re-building. Everyone say's just get a billet Aluminum one?

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    nomad?

    Do you need new hinges? Are yours missing? or ?
    Have you called one or more of those 'hinge manufacturers and asked?

    Alternative: Run a Wanted Ad for original Nomad hinges.. you'll likely get some hits..

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    Another option would be to weld the holes shut in a wagon hinge, (New or used) and re-drill them to the Nomad pattern.

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    I think I have my originals....since I replaced them with the polished aluminum ones from MadMooks...
    are you interested in working out a deal if so?
    1957 Nomad- LS1/T56 on C4 chassis
    1959 Fleetside Apache 1/2 ton, shortbed, big window, 327ci.

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    Wagon Crazy, and every one else who responded thank you . Me and my re-storer friend have tried to re move the old pin's from used Nomad tail gate hinges, and even with plenty of heat , the knerling , rust ect. prevents the pin from coming out. Even if the manufacturer's would leave the reproduction hinges undrilled it would be no problem to drill and tap the holes properly with a drill press. This would only mean that the manufacturer has one less step, in a part that they already make. I bet that they can charge the same price too , and every one is Happy !
    Last edited by nomad; 07-18-2020 at 12:27 PM.

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    so...are you wanting a set of used 57 nomad hinges? or no?
    1957 Nomad- LS1/T56 on C4 chassis
    1959 Fleetside Apache 1/2 ton, shortbed, big window, 327ci.

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