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Old 11th February 2013, 21:05
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I came across these on American EBAY.
Really lovely long tapering hinges reproduced in India. More Italian looking than BMC.
I 'won' a set on EBAY, a bit less than the retail price.
I will report back if and when they turn up!
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7 ish inches long
They are more 275 than 250, but Im not making a replica!!

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Old 11th February 2013, 21:16
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Very nice indeed
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I did it again and ordered the bonnet Hinges

The Company is in New Delhi India.



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Good. Im sure they will be velly nice.
The studs look quite short so I will hold off bonding the inner moulding until then. I think in future Chris is going to do single skin lids from now on, but thicker. I may just glass a wooden frame in or something.
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Yes I saw them and fell in love

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Good. Im sure they will be velly nice.
The studs look quite short so I will hold off bonding the inner moulding until then. I think in future Chris is going to do single skin lids from now on, but thicker. I may just glass a wooden frame in or something.
Nick, are you sure about modding the kit, have you done any mods before mate??
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My hinges arrived today. Its the second set as DHL lost the first pair.
They took three days from New Deli, India.[IMG][/IMG]

They are reasonably made and finished, but they will need tweaking to make work.
The small end mounting face is bevelled to match the camber of the bonnet. That will need abeveled wedge of rubber to level it up.
the mounting face of the long bit is slightly curved so that will need dressing straight with a file.
Finally the hinge pins are not at 90 degrees to the hinge so I will probably remove the pins and slot the center hole to allow the them to open square. The slot might need tweaking too. Its possible after all this they may need to be rechromed, but I hope not. I still think its worth doing as they are a lovely shape! Oh yes 9" long.
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My hinges arrived today. Its the second set as DHL lost the first pair.
They took three days from New Deli, India.[IMG][/IMG]

They are reasonably made and finished, but they will need tweaking to make work.
The small end mounting face is bevelled to match the camber of the bonnet. That will need abeveled wedge of rubber to level it up.
the mounting face of the long bit is slightly curved so that will need dressing straight with a file.
Finally the hinge pins are not at 90 degrees to the hinge so I will probably remove the pins and slot the center hole to allow the them to open square. The slot might need tweaking too. Its possible after all this they may need to be rechromed, but I hope not. I still think its worth doing as they are a lovely shape! Oh yes 9" long.
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I received mine too mate, I have to say as I am not willing to be rebuild them I am really disappointed in the finish particulairly the machining and chroming around the hinged area
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