Author Topic: Front Bonnet Hinges  (Read 1747 times)

Tallon

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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2013, 02:33:29 PM »
uh.. Maybe... I know I assembled them wrong more than 10x LOL

Edit:
Ok I see, easy fix. I swapped them, it didn't really change functionality since the holes line up either way
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 10:16:16 PM by Tallon »

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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2013, 01:10:29 PM »
I hate to bring this up, but looking at them, isnt the lower piece that would bolt onto the fender area...on upside down?

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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2013, 12:05:51 PM »
It's not a 70's Buick hood lol. How much could a fiberglass hood possibly weigh?
 Mild steel usually has about .4% carbon and cannot be hardened. I've tried against what heat treatment books say but they are defiantly right.
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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2013, 11:01:49 AM »
I didn't think of that until I made them but since it's low carbon I'm not sure how much they could be hardened anyway by quenching
Maybe it would be worth it to "treat" certain spots?

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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2013, 09:53:10 AM »
Did you have the steel heat-treated to stiffen them up?

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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 05:23:08 PM »
Those will look incredible powder coated !  you may want to include a delrin washer between the posts to allow for the powder coat thickness and the potential to bind etc.
great work, i am going to have to try this as well...

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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 04:26:44 PM »
Heck yeah! That's a lot of work with a grinder but you did a excellent job.

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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 04:16:59 PM »
Thanks! Yea pretty smooth as long as all the bends are correct but right now the bolts come undone fast so I'll see when I get the binding posts that I wanted to try
« Last Edit: December 26, 2013, 04:19:02 PM by Tallon »

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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 04:13:01 PM »
Nice job Tallon! Throw some paint on and you should be good. Do they have smooth action / movement?
If I don't have time to do it right, when will I have time to do it over?

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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 04:10:20 PM »
Guess I'll post mine
Not the greatest looking, I have to cut everything with a grinder but they do work perfectly though!
the bolts are temporary I'm waiting for the pins to come

I am going to powder coat the parts
« Last Edit: December 26, 2013, 04:13:42 PM by Tallon »

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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 05:24:09 PM »
String, this is just awesome. Thanks again!

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Re: Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 05:09:23 PM »
Amazing thanks!
« Last Edit: December 19, 2013, 02:45:42 PM by Tallon »

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Front Bonnet Hinges
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 04:59:03 PM »
Hinge pair for the front luggage compartment. :)
« Last Edit: March 03, 2015, 03:20:39 PM by String »
Oooh , Red leather.