Page 129 of 130 FirstFirst ... 2979119127128129130 LastLast
Results 1,281 to 1,290 of 1299

Thread: 1st Nova & the unregistered one

  1. #1281
    ***Euro-Nova Supporter*** Peter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Estepona, Spain
    Posts
    4,232
    Check out some older cars like the old 1980s Rover 216, BMW E30 and Merc' 190E which have lift up boot lids so you get an idea. not many 'new' cars with boot lids these days.

    Or use unequal arms each side. lot easier.
    The opinions expressed in my posts may not be made in a sound mind and should be taken in the spirit intended, Jack Daniels is fine.
    Some people see things as they are and ask why? I dream things that never were and ask, why not?” JFK
    Genuine and an original, "Grumpy old mechanic".

    http://ukhozi.page.tl

  2. #1282
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Nr New Quay, Ceredigion
    Posts
    1,629
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Check out some older cars like the old 1980s Rover 216, BMW E30 and Merc' 190E which have lift up boot lids so you get an idea. not many 'new' cars with boot lids these days.

    Or use unequal arms each side. lot easier.
    Or boot lid hinges on a cobra !

  3. #1283
    ***Euro-Nova Supporter***
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    East Riding
    Posts
    1,844
    Probably not helpful but I drew mine up in autocad which enabled me to rotate the image around the pivot point until it cleared the body, my hinges are not very elegant just 3 bits of flat steel making a U shape rather than a nice swan neck but they do the job.

    Dirk

  4. #1284
    ***Euro-Nova Supporter***
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    East Riding
    Posts
    1,844
    I think there was an artical on Jims being made in CKC didnt they use cardboard cutouts to get the shape / design?

    Dirk

    Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk

  5. #1285
    On reflection I probably need to wait till the panel is in the car to design the hinges, as the area will effectively be double skinned, assuming I mount the hinge to the original body rather than cut space to mount to the panel

  6. #1286
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    I think there was an artical on Jims being made in CKC didnt they use cardboard cutouts to get the shape / design?

    Dirk

    Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
    Yep! Glad someone reads it ;-)

    Cereal box templates which once proven were laid up with fibreglass

  7. #1287
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Upper Hartfield, E Sussex
    Posts
    332
    This could be a possible alternative to the swan neck hinge

    https://youtu.be/gnjfnJUy5TU
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #1288
    A good option for the Nova bonnet, but a massive overkill for the small light engine hatch. I will keep that design in mind for the bonnet though, thanks for sharing. What car were they from?

  9. #1289
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Upper Hartfield, E Sussex
    Posts
    332
    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    A good option for the Nova bonnet, but a massive overkill for the small light engine hatch. I will keep that design in mind for the bonnet though, thanks for sharing. What car were they from?
    There from an Alfa 156 boot hinges, probably ok without the gas strut

  10. #1290
    Many thanks for the info

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •