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Forum topic by sarcher80 posted 1250 days ago 1708 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sarcher80

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1250 days ago

I’m looking for an old hinge for some ammo crates that I want to make for reenacting. They don’t have to be exact but need to be close to the same look. Thanks for any help.


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devann

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#1 posted 1250 days ago

That might be hard to find. Do you have a sturdy bench vise, good size hammer, and maybe a little heat? You may have to buy some hinges and make your own.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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sarcher80

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#2 posted 1250 days ago

I know that finding ones that are just like them is going to be hard. I can’t even find ones long enough to bend myself.
I hope somebody can direct me to a dealer that I can order from.

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Richard

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#3 posted 1250 days ago

You can get the whole ammo crate at some of the older style Army/Navy surplus stores (not the places that sell cheap knock off military stuff). I have seen them in several stores and actully have 2 of them I got from one of the stores. Or you might try your local National Guard unit, the military still use these things and a lot of times they just toss them.

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CiscoKid

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#4 posted 1250 days ago

I believe this is what you are looking for.

http://www.milanbox.com/products_hardware.shtml

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#5 posted 1250 days ago

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#6 posted 1250 days ago

Cisco Kid for the win! In brass plate, no doubt.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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maddawg308

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#7 posted 892 days ago

The Milan Box Corp. doesn’t sell to anyone. Only if you are a manufacturer of crates for the military will they even talk to you on the phone about prices for the box hardware. Just found this out now, since I want to make up ones too.

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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