This morpher comes from an episode of Power Rangers In Space where Adam, the former black ranger, uses his broken morpher to transform. I can't stress enough the importance of NOT RUINING YOUR MORPHER TO MAKE THIS PROP. If you want a morpher that opens and closes with the broken plates, make a mold of your plates and make copies, and then put the 'cuts' in the copies.
What I have done is create a solid replica of the morpher. There are no moving parts, no lights and sounds, simply a 'Stunt' morpher. I carefully disassembled the morpher and made molds of each chunk. There are four parts total. The back, the two plates, and the coin. I then used a dremmel tool to scuff and scratch it up. Then I did a 'weathered' paintjob and glued everything together. I'm very pleased with the result, and I have made a handful of these using this technique.