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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #150 on: February 29, 2016, 08:36:46 PM »
Got the front tilt hood hinges in today. Took all fooking day to get the things mounted correctly in the chassis and a suitable mounting plate made to mount to the hood to the hinges. Tomorrow I'll attach the plate to the hood and take some pics open and shut. I think it's pretty cool.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #151 on: March 01, 2016, 03:45:55 PM »
yes mighty fine work but i expect no less
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #152 on: March 01, 2016, 07:16:46 PM »
!#@&%!! Well ,at least I finally figured out to just tack crap.  ;D ;D  I reconfigured the hinges for a more desirable mounting position on chassis,was told they would lose some lift before rotation but it sounded like it would work. It didn't. Got to reposition mounting plates and go back to original hinge configuration to regain the needed lift before rotation. Pics now tomorrow. 5: 5:
« Last Edit: March 01, 2016, 07:18:17 PM by fabr »
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #153 on: March 02, 2016, 06:53:11 PM »
Damn these things are a PITA to get right but once you get it they are SWEET! Just tacked in place with still needing latch added but the hard part is done.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2016, 06:55:32 PM by fabr »
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #154 on: March 02, 2016, 07:41:50 PM »
!#@&%!! Well ,at least I finally figured out to just tack crap.  ;D ;D

For some reason I like welding way more than I like tacking.

Looks sweet man! Always cool to see what you're up to.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #155 on: March 02, 2016, 08:16:54 PM »
I do too till it comes time to make changes due to a brain fart...............
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #156 on: March 03, 2016, 05:33:46 AM »
I like how compact the hinges are, and the gas struts all together.  Plenty of room to get ya head in there for working.  I assume to access electrical on dash and storage in there too?  Gonna do a dzues fastener to hold shut?  Those snap locks like Jon and I used are pretty sweet, adjustable, cheap, came from Mcmaster-Carr. 
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #157 on: March 03, 2016, 05:51:42 AM »
Yep,access to all elec and a storage compartment as you guessed.Shoot me a link to the snap locks you used. Always interested in options.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #158 on: March 03, 2016, 07:17:22 AM »
Damn these things are a PITA to get right but once you get it they are SWEET! Just tacked in place with still needing latch added but the hard part is done.

Cool looking hinges.  I was picturing something from the lumber yard for a big gate........

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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #159 on: March 03, 2016, 07:51:42 AM »
heheheeee,nope these are compound action hinges. They raise straight up about 2 inches before beginning to swing forward. They cost $200 but the time needed to have designed/made them and  hoped they would work made just buying them cheap in the long run.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2016, 07:55:11 AM by fabr »
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #160 on: March 03, 2016, 09:04:09 AM »
Yep,access to all elec and a storage compartment as you guessed.Shoot me a link to the snap locks you used. Always interested in options.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#1653a213/=auldzy
Bottom of page.  You had said you had some if ya can find.  They need a flat spot to mount.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #161 on: March 03, 2016, 09:10:24 AM »
have you had any sand issues with them? that is what i am considering using.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #162 on: March 03, 2016, 09:22:44 AM »
I have not, but mine is on back opening wing trunk.  Enemy has on top opening wing, and on hood.  Not heard him bitch about it, pretty sure we would.  ;D
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #163 on: March 03, 2016, 12:29:15 PM »
Mine worked great and opened flawlessly even after Fast added 200lbs of red sand to the car :)
Awesome work and hinge idea as usual Fabr! Cant wait to see this thing in person!
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #164 on: March 03, 2016, 01:39:03 PM »
Thanks guys . I appreciate the kind words for this POS.  ;) ;) Well,I cheaped out for latches but not because of $40 vs $1 but because the 2 dzuses are a bit less noticeable on the hood,especially when painted to match. It appears it will only require 2 strategically placed dzus to keep the thing in place solidly. I am actually a bit surprised it doesn't need 4.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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