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    Boot hinge fitting

    Hi all

    Hope all your builds are going as planned, unlikely I know but we can only hope.

    I've tried fitting the boot lid i.e. fitting the hinges and i've managed to f**k up the paintwork on the boot lid and the car were the hinges fit.

    The problem is getting the correct alignment of the hinges together with the camber on the hinges themselves. Knowing the Viper as I do, I'm sure most cars have a different curve at the back were the hinges fit and I don't see how standard hinges could possibly fit all cars.

    I have a few ideas about how to sort it out but any other ideas would be appreciated.

    Cheers
    Howard

    Viper under construction - I think I might be too old to drive it soon.

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    Re: Boot hinge fitting

    Howard

    The standard hinges from S&J are handed, which allow them to open on most curves of any boot surfaces, they should be fitted with them angled out towards the wings. :thumb: :thumb:
    Mike
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    Re: Boot hinge fitting

    Quote Originally Posted by Miket View Post
    Howard

    The standard hinges from S&J are handed, which allow them to open on most curves of any boot surfaces, they should be fitted with them angled out towards the wings. :thumb: :thumb:
    Hi Mike

    Thanks for replying, do you know how to guage the angle of the hinges ?

    Cheers
    Howard

    Viper under construction - I think I might be too old to drive it soon.

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    Re: Boot hinge fitting

    Howard

    The small part of the hinge is fitted parallel to the scuttle and it's the large part of the hinge fastened in the boot lid that opens at an angle when lifting the boot. :thumb:

    Hope the explanation makes sense.
    Mike
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    Re: Boot hinge fitting

    Quote Originally Posted by Miket View Post
    Howard

    The small part of the hinge is fitted parallel to the scuttle and it's the large part of the hinge fastened in the boot lid that opens at an angle when lifting the boot. :thumb:

    Hope the explanation makes sense.
    Mike

    That's the exact opposite of what I've done, which might explain the problems I'm having. I'm having another go at the weekend so i'll let you know how I get on.

    Cheers
    Howard

    Viper under construction - I think I might be too old to drive it soon.

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    Re: Boot hinge fitting

    It might help if you make some card board templates first, then use masking tape to hold them in place while you drill the hole positions. It is a fiddly job but worth taking your time over:thumb:
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    Re: Boot hinge fitting

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bling View Post
    It might help if you make some card board templates first, then use masking tape to hold them in place while you drill the hole positions. It is a fiddly job but worth taking your time over:thumb:
    Unfortunately your advice came too late but I'll certainly be more careful in future.

    The boot lid is on now but it isn't a very good fit, i'm afraid the guy who finished off the body and painted it hasn't done any of the work I asked him to do.

    Oh well, I'm going to go flat out now and get it on the road, then in a couple of years get all the bad bits sorted out.

    Thanks for the advice everyone.
    Howard

    Viper under construction - I think I might be too old to drive it soon.

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    Re: Boot hinge fitting

    Hi Howard,
    Sorry to hear your problems with the bodywork. I've just installed a 4 post ramp so if you need to do any work from underneath that you can't manage at home, you're more than welcome......:thumb:
    Stan

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    Re: Boot hinge fitting

    Quote Originally Posted by chesterak View Post
    Hi Howard,
    Sorry to hear your problems with the bodywork. I've just installed a 4 post ramp so if you need to do any work from underneath that you can't manage at home, you're more than welcome......:thumb:
    Hi Stan

    Thanks very much for the offer, might particularly be useful just before the SVA to check everything out underneath.

    Have you decided what to build next yet ?

    Cheers
    Howard

    Viper under construction - I think I might be too old to drive it soon.

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