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Old 10-15-2010, 11:07 AM
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The little things you wind up making....

Just working on some little odds and ends. Needed something to hold up the trunk when its open. I could have just used a rod or gas shocks but decided to do something a little different so I made up a couple "over center" hinges similar to what they use on NASCAR hoods to hold it open.



They fold towards the rear and were made of 1/8" steel bent up with a hammer and vice.



Finished product.


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Very cool! And you can plate, paint or polish to suite your taste. Cool
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Great idea. How do you close it? Lift the trunk lid a little and get the hinges moving and then lower it as they come back to center?
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Good idea... .......Hope those holes in the boards are not for big whoopa$$ speakers.........
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This one is going in my "Steal it Now" file. Great ingenuity and design.
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Yep, those are slick.

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Good idea... .......Hope those holes in the boards are not for big whoopa$$ speakers.........
Nope. This car probably won't even have a radio. But....if it did have a radio you'd need speakers that big just to here it.


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Great idea. How do you close it? Lift the trunk lid a little and get the hinges moving and then lower it as they come back to center?
Exactly.
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Centerline,

I think the idea is a great one. My only suggestion would to make a pivot bracket for the lid itself so the hinges do not scrape the paint off the trunk lid when it is opened and closed, like the ones at the fenders.

I think I will file this one away too. I like it!!

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...My only suggestion would to make a pivot bracket for the lid itself so the hinges do not scrape the paint off the trunk lid when it is opened and closed, like the ones at the fenders.
Not sure I understand what you're talking about. There are no fenders and the lid hinges clear with plenty of room.
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Theres another one of your ideas I'm stealing CL...Way Kool..
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looks good.

I still use a stick when working on the 29 nash, the 36 pontiac sedan uses the stock over center design, much smaller with a spring to keep it locked up. Just lift the lid a little to straighen the hinge then pull each hinge over center and the spring holds it to the down side to lower the deck lid.
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