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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 18, 2014 - 02:51 PM
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Thanks to a good friend I obtained this hinge from a car that had a little bit of damage jajaja.



Well got it straightened out and using it as a template we made another one for the other side.



 
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The hood piece attached to the hinge still had the mounting point for it so I decided to graft it into the underside of my hood. We put some extra metal reinforcement inside also.



Using the other side as a template we recreated the other corner in the same way, also adding some metal plate inside to drill and tap the holes for the hinge screws.
 
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Great stuff.

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WOW! I am getting so excited about my build looking at the work you guys are doing and how the cars a coming along!
Great job!!!!

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Thanks guys!

Venomfed do you have a car already?
 
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Fitting one of my headlights, just have blocks of wood on the back holding it up but it's starting to fit nice.
 
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And some work on my sills, this piece didn't come with my kit so we made it out of metal.





Figured I'd put the seal on so it looks more finished. Also to check the fit of the door and how well it makes contact with the seal.

 
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These are some of the interior pieces that we made the molds from.





 
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Here are the rest of the interior molds we are working on, I'll get some better pictures soon.


 
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I checked into the OEM gas struts that hold the hood and engine lid open and was able to find some good alternatives on ebay, here is what I used.

(2) Gas struts for engine lid: Fully extended 18.5” and fully retracted 11.25” 30 pound force. OEM are 19 5/8” fully extended and 11 ½” fully compressed with a 26 pound force.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-18-5-30lb-Nitro-Prop-Gas-Strut-Spring-Shock-Lift-Cylinder-Shaft-Rod-30-18-/391038219261?vxp=mtr

(2) Gas struts for front hood: Fully extended 19.7” and fully retracted 11.9” 20 pound force. OEM are 19 5/8” fully extended and 11 ½” fully compressed with a 13 pound force.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/390552415633?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

(2) 10mm Ball Stud right angle bracket mount.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/371174759797?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

(4) 10mm Ball Studs
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nitro-Prop-Gas-Strut-Spring-Shock-10mm-Ball-Stud-Pin-Bolt-Mount-Hardware-/371240933080?vxp=mtr

Here is a picture of the ball stud brackets installed, I just had to adjust the holes on it to align them with the mounting holes on my engine lid.







 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jan 29, 2015 - 02:42 PM
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gwader wrote:
Good stuff, good stuff!!!


Sweet!

Hood gas struts going in



The nuts for the ball studs will be glassed in to prevent them from spinning





 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jan 30, 2015 - 03:35 PM
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I bought these closing panels from Tex and they fit amazing. Next I'll start working on getting the stricker and latch on.

 
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The latch and striker that I am using for the hood and engine lid came from a 1991-1993 Alfa Romeo 164 trunk.

Here is the striker before being modified to work for my hood.



I had to bend it and give it an angle so that it would go straight into the latch.



And here it is attached to the underside of the hood.



 
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Now I have my engine lid latch installed also. I'll take a picture of the bar and support we made to hold it and the exhaust lid soon. The exhaust lid will bolt to that bar also.



Pretty nice gap between the engine and exhaust lids, I'm happy with that!

 
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