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    Thread: trunk lid idea need some help

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      10-05-2012 09:32 PM #1
      ok so i was at my local car show today and i saw some Ford F100s that that hood slid to the front of the truck and then tipped up sort of like the old corvettes did. so this not being any sort of new idea at all to other cars but could it be done on a bugs trunk lid?

      i can post some pictures i took of what some peoples set ups were to give an example. but wanted to know if anyone had done or seen something like this and how it was accomplished.

      thanks

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      10-05-2012 10:05 PM #2
      Yeah not new to bugs either. It was done a lot in the 80's and 90's.
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      10-05-2012 10:57 PM #3
      So how did they do it ?

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      10-06-2012 12:58 AM #4

      Quote Originally Posted by Hackintosh View Post
      So how did they do it ?
      Dayo Hack ,
      Usually as a complete tilt front end clip including the fenders:


      from
      http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewto...?f=28&t=106153
      &
      http://www.vwtrendsweb.com/features/.../photo_04.html
      from
      http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...FcH7igK40IHIBA
      from
      http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...JOaziwKUxYGAAg



      I've also seen just the hoods done(usually fiberglass) on elaborate hinges based off of the front 1/4 panels @ the front apron & either simple pins or more elaborate hidden latches up @ the windshield end.

      Either way it's a lot of work .


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      10-06-2012 01:19 AM #5
      ehh not what im looking for. im looking to use the trunk lid i have stock.

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      10-06-2012 02:42 AM #6

      Quote Originally Posted by Hackintosh View Post
      ehh not what im looking for. im looking to use the trunk lid i have stock.
      OK ,
      Then what you're left with is "I've also seen just the hoods done(usually fiberglass) on elaborate hinges based off of the front 1/4 panels @ the front apron & either simple pins or more elaborate hidden latches up @ the windshield end."

      What you'd need to find or devise are hinges that tend to open upward 1st then rotate forward later in their travel to clear over the front bumper if you're running one,if not running a front bumper then maybe think a piano hinge http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-a...w=1280&bih=806 ,but that'd have to be based off of just the curled in lip of the forward tip of the hood(weak/wobbly ) because if it's stepped back for more support then the tip of the hood is gonna rub on the front apron .

      I'm not dissing the idea at all Hack ,just pointing out that there's just no simple way to pull this off given the geometry you have to deal with without welding in forward side supported hinge mounting points on about the weakest portion of the hood's structure,then having to devise a dual locking system toward the windshield end.


      What you could do is create a standalone,hinge mounted inner frame to support the stock hood which is attached to it ,that way everything would look stock but function the way you wanted it to without showing all the structural support that'd have to be done to the hood directly(mount it to the functional frame via the stock hinge mounting points & handle spot).
      Still gonna be elaborate & precise to pull off but just think of the gawks you'd get when you just push on the hood release button & it swings up toward you rather than back away from you supported by strategicly placed hood struts http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...HY_oiwKT4YDwAw .


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      10-06-2012 10:57 AM #7
      thanks man i like tyhe hood strut idea because i wanted soemthing to hold it up incase wind were to to stsrt blowing it wouldnt come falling down in your head

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      10-06-2012 10:58 PM #8

      Quote Originally Posted by Hackintosh View Post
      thanks man i like tyhe hood strut idea because i wanted soemthing to hold it up incase wind were to to stsrt blowing it wouldnt come falling down in your head
      Hack ,
      Check these out:
      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...IOnqiwLY1YHYCw
      from
      http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-a...gc.r_pw.&cad=b

      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...KKroiwKwuYHgCQ
      from
      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...I-b5igKOy4GYCw

      When I was talking about a frame to support it I meant something not so elaborate as this

      from
      http://www.mustangsplus.com/xcart/19...eel-Frame.html
      from
      http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#sc...w=1280&bih=806
      because you'd be supporting a heavier,more rigid metal hood rather than a weaker fiberglass hood,so I was thinkin' just a lighter angled aluminum
      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...IqK8igK16ICYCA
      perimeter tucked inside the lips of the hood to accomodate both the hinge & latch mounting points .


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      10-06-2012 11:58 PM #9
      thanks "buggyman" i do want to frame in the trunk lid so that it is not so flimsy. im thinking of some type of bracket like this but its still not set in stone.

      http://cdn.stangtv.com/files/2011/04/RevHoodStang-7.jpg

      somthing like this not really sure is thats what i want yet but its an idea right now and make a bracket so that the upper part of the hood would slide in to a notch, keeping the upper part of the hood by the front glass held down and then latch the bottom like normal.

      what do you all think. should it fold out and lay in front of the bumper or in between the bumper and the front apron?

      thanks for all the help guys

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      10-08-2012 03:22 AM #10

      Quote Originally Posted by Hackintosh View Post
      thanks "buggyman" i do want to frame in the trunk lid so that it is not so flimsy. im thinking of some type of bracket like this but its still not set in stone.

      http://cdn.stangtv.com/files/2011/04/RevHoodStang-7.jpg

      somthing like this not really sure is thats what i want yet but its an idea right now and make a bracket so that the upper part of the hood would slide in to a notch, keeping the upper part of the hood by the front glass held down and then latch the bottom like normal.

      what do you all think. should it fold out and lay in front of the bumper or in between the bumper and the front apron?

      thanks for all the help guys
      Got it Hack ,
      Then the hinges shown would need a forward "kicker" feature like a garage door http://www.diygaragerepair.com/Holme...-p/kickass.htm hinge so it pops forward before upward when you either push on the exterior handle button from the outside or release the latches from inside the car.
      (It'd be better to only have it initially release from [I]inside[/I] the car for security reasons so some d*mb*ss can't just pop the hood from the outside ) .

      & ya ,this is a forum where ideas are exchanged dudes! .


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      10-17-2012 06:02 AM #11
      So.....I've pondered this same idea once or twice but havnt put much more than thought in it.....but.....there are a few cats that came stock with this type of hood opening....early BMW some random buicks and such....but pirating they're actual hinges might not be a hard thing to do......lmk how this works out!

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