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    Apr 19, 2013, 2:30 PM - How to install hinges on ESB Gauntlets #1

    Hi I recently acquired a pair of Man of War Studios ESB gauntlets, does anyone know if there is a tutorial on tdh site that shows how to install hinges on these gauintlets? thanks for reading.
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    Apr 19, 2013, 2:45 PM - Re: How to install hinges on ESB Gauntlets #2

    There are several threads about this please try and use the search function. If you even scroll down on this thread at the bottom in related thread theres 5 right there.
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    Apr 19, 2013, 3:04 PM - Re: How to install hinges on ESB Gauntlets #3

    Hi Brother
    I’m working on mine now here’s what I’m doing, but its just one of many examples here at TDH

    I marked exactly where I wanted the hinges to be and traced it with a pencil. Next I predrilled holes then applied a thin coat of JB-weld. I placed the hinges on the JB-weld and aligned the holes. Next I screwed in half inch screws and cut off the ends with a Dremel cut off wheel. Grind the ends down just below the surface. Fill in with auto body filler, Bondo and prime.

    Hope this helps
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    Apr 19, 2013, 10:35 PM - Re: How to install hinges on ESB Gauntlets #5

    Thanks alot!
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    May 1, 2013, 10:33 AM - Re: How to install hinges on ESB Gauntlets #6

    Yes, thank you for posting this link. That is really helpful.
  7. May 7, 2013, 6:56 AM - Re: How to install hinges on ESB Gauntlets #7

    Your welcome guys! I know its not the best tutoril, but it does show ya enough i think so you can get it to work. In hindsight i think using the resin peg method may be easier than screws, but either way works. glad to be of help
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    May 7, 2013, 10:28 AM - Re: How to install hinges on ESB Gauntlets #8

    I'm fairly new at the whole armor building process but I had great success with installing the hinges in my MOW gauntlets. Measure TWICE; cut ONCE is my motto! Make sure you rough up both contact surfaces with heavy grit sandpaper before gluing. Get some cheap clamps for the job so you get a good firm adhesion. The BEST thing I ever did was use rare earth magnets for closing them. Make sure you get good strong ones, and test them before you glue them in. I think mine are abotu 50 lbs of force. They CLAMP shut nicely. There's lots of great tutorials on here for sure.

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