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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default Deck Lid Hinge Ideas

I'm looking for ideas on how to mount or hinge my motor cover. I have done a tranny raise and the stock hinge mounts won't work. I could use stand off but i prefer the look of the normal position better. I'm sure some of you have done some pretty cool things and i'm hoping you won't mind sharing!

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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:46 PM   #2
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Seems to me I have seen a raised engine/tranny using the stock hinge mounts before. The fan shroud had notches cut into it.
If your normal brackets won't work, but what if you made custom brackets that meet up with the stock decklid hinges. Then you could pop the pins out of the decklid hinge and replace them with cut off dipsticks. Same diameter as the pins and make a quick easy pull out removeable lid, since you might not be able to open the lid all the way.
Just open 3/4 the way and pop it off.

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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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cool, i like the dip stick idea!
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 06:48 PM   #4
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or instead of a dipstick (which sounds a little Dodgy to me) you could use an R clip, I use them in my decklid and they work great no hope of them rattling out either and very easy to use.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 08:07 PM   #5
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 09:19 PM   #6
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I just You tubed the Castrol advertisement, Thats thinkin with your dipstick" Very Funny Indeed we dont have that one on Air Down here in OZ
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 06:31 AM   #7
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Default Re: Deck Lid Hinge Ideas

Some 30's-40's cars used external hinges.Some were pretty cool looking.Iv'e seen some used on Volksrods with good results.Most were pot metal but some were stainless and can polish up nicely.You can always paint the pot metal ones or use them as is for a rat look.
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http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classi...ix/2475651.jpg idea for the hinge pin... seller on the samba. I'm sure you can rig up something like that for cheap.
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That would so hurt like hell to get swatted with a dipstick!
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 01:42 PM   #10
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bugroadster (coalition vendor) has some latch/hinge kits that might do the job.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #11
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or instead of a dipstick (which sounds a little Dodgy to me) you could use an R clip, I use them in my decklid and they work great no hope of them rattling out either and very easy to use.
Dodgy ? Its the same diamter and sprung. It fits in there tight and doesn't slide out unless you yank on it. It's perfect as though it was made for it. Trust me it works better then a R clip unless you have come across a metric one and then it will still rub on the hinge.

It's not big and bulky like the hitch clips either.
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holy old thread batman!

So I'm at the point now with my 1776 that it's about ready to go back in the car and hopefully run again..

I've got to figure out how I'm reattaching the rear apron and put the decklid back on.. I have te D-clips for this, but I've never figured out how to get the old hinges apart.. The decklid itself curves in such a way that it's difficult to get a good angle with a punch and hammer to tap it out, what have you all done in the past?
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I used a smaller then the size of the pin punch. Drives right out. Just back up the back side so you don't tweak the hinge.
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