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Old 08-29-2013, 04:03 PM
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Not sure where this belongs so I'll leave it up to Rick to where it should go(be nice now)

A while back someone asked about hinges for the hood that had vertical mounting points. I have found a few but they were over kill for what we have and it wasn't worth posting.

Today I came across one that did look like it was about right for our application.

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They have a low profile when in the closed position and out of what I have found so far have the best possiblity of working for our cars.

So what did they come out of??

Your not going to like this.




Porsche 928

We get a couple 928's a year here in the yards and the cost was a wooping $6.50 for both

If you would like details (Demensions) on it, edit one or all of the pictures with what sections you would like a measurments from. I suppose you could make one if your good at fabrication and have the tools to build one. You could even scale it to the size you prefer.

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Old 08-29-2013, 06:38 PM
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I like 'em. I'll have to dig out the Mustang trunk hinges I bought that operate the same way. They didn't have enough offset to mount them on the side of the "trunk", and they were also a bit too long to make work. But I like the look of these, even though the offset to the boot lid would require a spacer.. not too difficult methinks. Post up some measurements, Brett!

And I think for the moment I'll let the thread stay here, but I might move it to the "body styling" section at some point.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:17 AM
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I looked at those mustang trunk hinges(1996) and they were compact but when in the closed position it had to high of a profile to it for me so I passed on them.

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Here's another hinge that I found.

Its just alittle bigger and the mount points are horizontal.

They are out of a 1997 Eclipse Spyder (trunk)

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Well just because it's cold outside doesn't mean that the brain stops working(or maybe it does).

I got my hinges just about done for the hood but I'm holding off installing them for now because I came up with another idea of how to have the hood open.

How about making it open like the side sliding doors on minivans?? Those doors pop open and clear the body. A little thought would have to go into to it but the design is a proven one
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And to add to the bling factor you could make it open all by its self
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Or how about using the mechanism for those hide away steps. Again they could be remote controlled. Those systems are scaled closer to what would be more practical
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Both of these systems would allow you to have the canopy open while you open the hood.


Just a thought. Give you guys something to mull over while your waiting for it to get warm outside.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:55 AM
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I thought my 'plan D' had it sorted with a simple slide and tilt mech'.
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Personally I think you over engineered it for the application.

Cost is another factor. 4 gas struts (if you can find ones that would work) I'm guessing will set you back around $200 just for those. and you would have to figure in the lifting force needed for each pivot point

Nice work, but to build it wouldn't be worth it to me.

I do have an idea for a hinge system that will be more cost effective and simpler to build but because of my redesign of the front of the car I cann't use it so I have no incentive to build it.
I don't have a cad program to draw it up in to show you. I would have to hand draw it.(old school)
The hinge would be located in the back section of the hood(not sure how it would be mounted). The hood would rise up a few inches and move forward 6" and then the front of the hood would raise up to its open position clearing the opened canopy. (in a nut shell)
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Gawd knows where you buy your struts from, $30 a pair on Ebay brand new BMW fitting ones.

Parameters were; lift front a small amount, move forward with minimum lift, tilt upright without touching front of raised canopy. Only so many ways that can be done. The struts were a bonus option which allowed auto lift, (but manual lowering) and could be left off.

Like $350 carb pulley system I made for under $40. NOT having a pop at ANYONE, but it is possible not to throw money at a project.

4ft x 1/8" x 1 1/4" flat bar (alloy or steel) , handful of M6 bolts, 20" of 2" angle for brackets, one bear claw catch (suggested) and some 1" x 1" channel and a couple of 1" wheels, four gas struts (optional) and jobs a good' un.
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This is just a concept, sizes would need to be fine tuned.
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thought I'd revisit this to update it

I've mention a few times to members that I've come up with a simple solution for a hinge for the hood(bonnet) but got blown off. Thats they way I took it since I got no response

Well I came up with a working model. I've made a few changes to it since this picture was taken but I know how you guys like pictures and this will give you an idea of how it works if you want to copy it.


Final hinge will look a lot better than whats in the picture. I just pieced something together to get the measurements correct and to make sure it would work.
It will have a gas strut to help in the opening and closing


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What is the hinge from? Will you have to make many modifications in order to retrofit it to you car?

I'm getting close to the point where I need to come up with something. I should have already figured out something before I got to the stage in the game. I just want simple as possible.
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