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    Pilgrim Sumo External to Internal Boot Hinge Conversion

    Has anyone done this conversion? I've had a search and can't find it mentioned but I would have thought it was quite a popular modification..

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    talk to Aaron, who's done it on a Dax....same principle though.
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    I did it on my Dax using MGF boot hinges. Some photos here-
    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/album.php?albumid=1156

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    Hi,

    I fitted internal boot hinges during the build of my Mk.3 Sumo. The brace, to reinforce the body, was fitted before the body was on the chassis and while it was inverted - I would not like to have tried to do this after the body had been fitted to the chassis!

    The area that needs some careful planning is the shape & position of the hinges. Unlike most replicas the Sumo fuel tank sits high in the boot and the top rear edge is very close to the boot lip. This means that the usual large rounded hinges, that would allow full opening of the boot lid, would foul the fuel tank when the boot was closed. I used the standard Sumo bonnet hinges as a starting point but had to modify them to get sufficient clearance.

    I have attached some pictures and a drawing I did when planning the change. Hope this helps.


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    Thanks, folks. This is really useful.

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    Me too I even have 2 spare internal hinges in stainless steel, I was planning to change from zink plated.

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    Yes, done that too.
    I used the swing away hinges from Europa, mounted on a cross bar.
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    Much as I like the MGF hinge solution, I'm thinking about this for a Pilgrim Sumo so those hinges are unlikely to fit...

    I'm considering a completely different approach; using the boot hinges (with built-in struts) from the BMW Z3. These would need to be mounted at the sides of the boot lid, rather then across the top, with a bracket fabricated to connect them to the "gutter" around the boot aperture.

    The hinge geometry needs some thought as, although the boot will open quite wide (perpendicular to the body, in fact), the top lip of the boot lid may actually need to drop into the opening slightly as the hinge opens. Might not be ideal in heavy rain...

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