Wanted - Hinges

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Wanted - Hinges

Postby John Hart » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:58 pm

Does anyone have original type hinges for a fold down rear seat?.

I will be making a slat back fold down seat for my 1960 Seacoaster, and would like to get some hinges as close to original as possible. The ones I see now in catelogs, and even the 'cuddy' hinges that you can buy, just don't look the same shape...

I suspect that the ones for a Seacoaster are similar to the ones used in a fold down Sea Lancer rear seat..

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Postby W Guy » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:49 pm

I also have a '60 Sea Coaster (Special) with back to back seats. Mine doesn't have a rear seat, but the hinges on mine look like these, if that's any help. I'd think the same hinges would be used for either back to back or a rear seat(?).


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Postby LancerBoy » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:58 am

The hinges in Verne's photo are the same as I have seen on many Thompson Boats built at Peshtigo. Over many year time period too.

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Postby Phill Blank » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:14 am


Try giving KENDOR Marine in Franklin Wisconsin a call or send them an email with the photo of the hindges on WGUY's boat and see if they have any thing like it in stock. Their phone number is 414-421-4370, website: www.kendormarine.com. They are located at 5713 W Ryan Road Franklin, Wisconsin.

They have a lot of NOS hardware and they just mighthave something close to what you want.

Good Luck,

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Postby John Hart » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:28 am

Great... thanks Fellas... I will try Kendor... the ones in Verne's boat are just the ones I am thinking of... The closest I have seen so far are shorter and wider, with three screws per side.

It wouldn't be a catastrophe, but I would like to try to get as close as possible...

Thanks again.

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