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Old 7th April 2016, 18:48
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Hi, what are you guys doing with regards to the boot lid handle ? I have fitted the mini one, however in the unlock position ie straight up the boot lid will rub on the handle.

If I position the handle at roughly 20 to 2 the boot will still open and does clear the hook with out rubbing, It really does need spacing away from the body probably about an inch.

The trouble is then I will have to extend the square bit that the hook fits on to, but I think it is made from Mazak metal, the stuff that looks like an Aero bar when you snap it, this does not weld very good at all.

Is it a case of just being very careful when opening the boot ? or am I missing something again ?


In this position it just clears the boot

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Old 7th April 2016, 18:58
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Hi Jeff,

Yep that is how mine is too, only have to twist it part way to allow it to clear. Richard at Nubodi did something different I am sure he will reply, as its a pain, or a security feature!

Of course once my paint is on the car I don't want any scratches so might take a different view then.

Andy

##############BTW where is your build thread Jeff?############

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Old 7th April 2016, 19:00
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Hi Jeff,

I use the 20 to 2 method, it's never bothered me.

Have we seen photos of your build yet?

Cheers, Bob.

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Old 7th April 2016, 19:00
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Thanks for the reply Andy,

My only other thought was to put some of that clear venture sheild plastic in that area to act as a protector.
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Old 7th April 2016, 19:03
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I use the 20 to 2 method, it's never bothered me.

Have we seen photos of your build yet?

Cheers, Bob.

Hi Bob,

Not really much to see at the moment, customers work has been busy so my toy has had to wait a bit, just hanging the lights and other furniture on it at the moment.

I will do a build thread when it has moved on a bit.
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Old 7th April 2016, 19:42
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I will need to check tomorrow but I think the very similar boot handle on the Triumph Herald stands away a bit more than those Mini ones ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boot-Lid-H...YAAOSwDuJWvkkb

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Old 7th April 2016, 19:59
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That was my other thought Gary, look for a T handle type lock, thing is the Mini one does look quite good on it.
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Old 7th April 2016, 20:15
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Try some of the Cobra replica guy's, may be the one.
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Old 7th April 2016, 22:12
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This is a simple one

Obviously you made the hole where its shown on the moulding in the fibreglass. Ignore this and make it 5mm lower and fill the dip with filler.

The boot handle can be turned anywhere you want and will not touch.

However as you have already done this you need to make a spacer to locate the lock out from the body till it clears the bootlid. Hard rubber or have it machined out of stainless will do the trick.
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Old 7th April 2016, 22:31
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Jeff, where did you get the chrome/stainless rectangular trim part with the up and over type catch from? (It looks good).
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Jeff - mines exactly the same although obviously the Kalifornia has a larger boot lid and different opening angle - 20 to 2 to open - you have to be very precise as well don't turn it enough and it still latches, too much and the boot clips the handle when you open it. Mini mk 1 boot handle?

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Old 8th April 2016, 17:07
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Thanks for the replies, Scott, Yes a Mini Mk1 handle will clear and has the same square drive, may look in to this.

Richard, may try to lower it a bit and see if that helps, and yes I did cut the hole using the mark in the mould, I blame Chris for that...


Mikewade, I had the trim left over from an ordinary door lock, it had the indent for the catch, i just nipped it off with a disc cutter and extended the slot, I have a spare one in my tool box, Yours if you want it ? PM me your address and I will post it out to you.
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Old 8th April 2016, 20:11
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That's very Kind.
Thank you.
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Jeff, Richard is talking about the bear claw catching, not the handle
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Old 10th April 2016, 09:27
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... I had the trim left over from an ordinary door lock, it had the indent for the catch, i just nipped it off with a disc cutter and extended the slot..
Now that is a top tip.

Good luck, Paul.

PS
No need to wait for more progress to start a build thread...

Mister Towed has got one for his 250 with barely more than some wheels and seats!
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No need to wait for more progress to start a build thread...

Mister Towed has got one for his 250 with barely more than some wheels and seats!
Yes, sadly the delay is due to unforeseen circumstances and it still looks pretty much like this at the moment -



Normal service will be resumed in due course...
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