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Hello guys,

I know there are many threads in here about hinging doors, hoods and trunk lids. But all of the hinged parts are nearly straight on the hinged side.

My problem is that the trunk lid I want to get work isn´t straight. I already tried the tipps out of the forum but nothing worked like I wanted.

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Any help would be much apprecciated. Thank you all in advance.

Rico

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There's absolutely no reason most everybody's standard go-to hinge design won't work on that decklid...

http://images39.fotki.com/v1233/photos/1/1100664/6447846/nonsprung-vi.jpg

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff308/garyseeds/hinges14.jpg

...unless you want the hinges to come through those holes.

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If you're set on using the holes in the body, I'd suggest turning the hinge to the outside behind the c pillar . It will be tedious work to get a flat surface to mount your hinge to , but it's doable .

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Just looking at your photos, it looks like the pivot point on your hinges will have to mount to the package shelf instead of the body. That's the only way it can be done on a model with a small and curved tulip panel. I've done three different models that way and it works well. I don't have any progress photos. But, I think you can get the jist from this photo.

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5 hours ago, Plowboy said:

Just looking at your photos, it looks like the pivot point on your hinges will have to mount to the package shelf instead of the body. That's the only way it can be done on a model with a small and curved tulip panel. I've done three different models that way and it works well. I don't have any progress photos. But, I think you can get the jist from this photo.

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Are those metal hinges?  I'd love to know how you made them!

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4 minutes ago, CabDriver said:

Are those metal hinges?  I'd love to know how you made them!

Yeah, they're made out of fencing wire. Something I have an endless supply of! Next time I open a trunk, I'll take some detailed photos.  

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1 hour ago, Plowboy said:

Yeah, they're made out of fencing wire. Something I have an endless supply of! Next time I open a trunk, I'll take some detailed photos.  

They look great - I’d love to see more of how you do that next time you do!  Thanks for the quick reply!

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On 5/12/2021 at 6:45 PM, CabDriver said:

They look great - I’d love to see more of how you do that next time you do!  Thanks for the quick reply!

Just did a mini tutorial in my '69 Impala SS 427 Convertible build thread on page two if you want to check it out.

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1 hour ago, Plowboy said:

Just did a mini tutorial in my '69 Impala SS 427 Convertible build thread on page two if you want to check it out.

That's a great tutorial - thanks for sharing Roger!

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