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Old 07-04-2011, 04:21 PM
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Hello, i need to build a custom key hole over for a trunk i am building. i want to use my own logo, not a car company's. my question is how does that swivel on a key cover work? i am not sure what i need to make the cover swivel back.
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on a diy cover attach a stud where you want the swivel to be and then put a self locking nut on it so you can adjust the amount of slack so it will swivel easy..the stud goes at the top of the logo so gravity will help hold it in position when it is closed..

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thanks for responding. i am going to try that. however, my keyhole wont be on the side of the trunk or vertical, it will be on top of the trunk, horizontal.
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on a diy cover attach a stud where you want the swivel to be and then put a self locking nut on it so you can adjust the amount of slack so it will swivel easy..the stud goes at the top of the logo so gravity will help hold it in position when it is closed..

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Once you get the swing action figured out you'll need a way to hold it shut, since gravity won't be much help. I think you'll need to figure out how to mount a detent to hold it firm. Check these guys out

http://www.springandballplungers.com/

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To add to the self locking nut, I'm picturing a spring. The nut tightens against the spring to allow it to move a bit when pivoted plus stay in place afterwards.
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thanks for the tips and link,guys! it looks like i will have to test it out when the time comes. (i still have to design and cast the parts.) i will how it turns out or if i have problems.

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Once you get the swing action figured out you'll need a way to hold it shut, since gravity won't be much help. I think you'll need to figure out how to mount a detent to hold it firm. Check these guys out

http://www.springandballplungers.com/

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To add to the self locking nut, I'm picturing a spring. The nut tightens against the spring to allow it to move a bit when pivoted plus stay in place afterwards.
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