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Cup in a Box - resurrected from the old Forum...
(12-06-2018, 07:41 AM)Ruairidh Dunford Wrote: [Only registered and activated users can see the links Click here to register]

I am inlined to the think that the kink is intentional but struggling to know why...

My car has painted steel hinges, I can't find any pictures but they are quite deep with two rows of screw holes. They are screwed into the plywood.
They needed to be bent apart to provide clearence for the piping which seals the boot lid face. I assume that is why the cast ones have a kink. They do need to be pretty strong as the boot lid is fairly heavy once the spare wheel is mounted.
Ruairidh, if I were in your situation I would fabricate new hinges to match the originals based on the casting you have.  Sometimes it is more expedient to just make as exact a copy of an original item than spend a lot of valuable time searching for one.

Excellent work on the car.

Thanks again Ian and Steve.

Tom Coates has sent me these excellent photos from the Fred Dash car - the clearly show the kink and I think I know why it is there...

Thank you Tom, really useful!



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Whatever you do, don't take my word for it!

Several people have also told me that the hinges were most likely painted - not plated.

Thank you all.
Whatever you do, don't take my word for it!


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