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Old 08-29-2011, 04:49 PM   #15
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And now it's my turn to comment on Brian's post!

Sure is a cumbersome system...

Hi, Brian

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by " the actual offset for our trailers is zero".
Do you mean just Bolers?
Randy Bishop, the Trillium Expert here at FGRV, says that Trilliums, for one brand, do have an offset.
I forget how much.

The above idea to do this on a Boler belongs to Robert Johans, who I guess has done quite a bit of resto work, him being in the business and all.
Here's a link to the thread.
Boler hinges revisited
Like I said, he didn't get any replies or post any results, so if he tried this experiment the outcome is unknown to me.

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Old 08-30-2011, 08:29 PM   #16
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I am so frustrated with myself because once, before I even found and bought my Boler, I remember seeing a website that sold hinges for industrial size cooler rooms. The hinges they used on the door to the cooler were almost exactly the same as the original Boler doors. But do you think I can find any reference to it anywhere now.....?
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:58 PM   #17
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Just order a set from Scamp and be done with it.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:04 PM   #18
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Yep, I agree with Greg. I was nervous about the whole process, and turns out it's been one of the easiest fixes I've done on my Boler! Makes me smile every time I open that door!
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:10 PM   #19
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Call me a purist or just plain stubborn. But I think if I just had a bigger set of brass inserts (lol yes I avoided the other word) My door would be in perfect alignment and work just fine. It is actually functional right now, just needs to be a bit higher to fit a bit better.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:46 AM   #20
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I am so frustrated with myself because once, before I even found and bought my Boler, I remember seeing a website that sold hinges for industrial size cooler rooms. The hinges they used on the door to the cooler were almost exactly the same as the original Boler doors. But do you think I can find any reference to it anywhere now.....?
Tim, here? 139 Series Hinge 139 Series Hinge Specifications 139 Sales
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:21 PM   #21
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Hi everybody...

The Trillium-style hinges mentioned by several others will not work with Bolers or their clones.

To work properly, the Trillium-style hinges need to be in line and parallel to each other. In other words, they can only work on a flat door. the Boler's shell and door's curvatures force the axis of both hinges into more or less opposing angles. It is because of this that the spring and ball (Scamp-style) hinge is used.

The ball allows the hinge arm to rotate without binding.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:50 AM   #22
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Looks familiar Donna but I don't see the Boler hinge in their lineup! Thanks though!
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