I worked for a trailer building place, but I can't remember which one was the longer pin. The round mechanical tubing we used fit perfectly. I've never seen much of a problem with wear, but rust. On my personal stuff I drill a tiny hole for oil. The store bought ones have zerks and are plated.
I saw something on the net I never knew existed. It's called an uphill hinge. It is a pin type hinge on a bracket. It allows a gate to swing in towards a hill. They price them like they are gold, but it shouldn't too hard to come up with one by looking at the picture.
I forgot to mention that an old welder I knew made gate hinges out of big roller chain like from drilling rigs.
So, how's that hope and change thing workin' out for ya?
Last edited by greenie303; 07-10-2011 at 07:42 PM.