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posted March 19, 2003 08:32 PM
What's a good way to mount the trunk lid that will still allow quick/easy access to the Gas Tank?

Are you guys using hood pins or what?


posted March 19, 2003 09:15 PM
what i do is use 1 1/4 x1/8th angle weld it to the trunk lid and to the top of the quarter panle and drill a hole through it and bolt it or pin it that way the trunk lid lays all the way up on the edge of the roof when you open it and it will stay open without propping it so it stays up while fueling, then i use pins to hold it when closed

posted March 19, 2003 09:29 PM
I leave the trunk lid alone and use the original hinges. It is all rear weight. I also remove the latch mechanism. In a crash it won't open any more. One of the seat belts from the original car holds it down. Mount it in the center. In a crash things can move and you can still open the lid. All the parts are free! SLEEPY

posted March 19, 2003 09:29 PM
I use cabinet door hinges..

posted March 19, 2003 10:48 PM
sleepy i noticed and wondered about the seat belt deal when i read your i stock build up the thing could not understand is what is to keep it from being cut off and exsposing the fuel cell in a rear collision and also the thing jamming with dirt and dust i know i had trouble with my window net jamming when i used an old seat belt to mount it?

posted March 20, 2003 07:25 AM
I do mine identical to what BK19 does. Just make the pivot forward of the trunk edge, that way it pivots up and away from the body. Works really well.

posted March 20, 2003 10:36 AM
I skin it and use hood pins, just like the hood.

jhon hollomon
posted March 20, 2003 11:17 AM
I've also seen people cut an access hole above the filler ring and either put a flap on it or leave it open.

posted March 20, 2003 08:49 PM
Hi again Racer 17,I never had a problem with the buckle jamming either on the hood, the trunk or on the window net. Not sure why you did. These things work great for me. As far as being cut in a crash, well these belts are very tough. Mashed between my sheet metal and someone elses bumper I don't think it would get cut. If it did the trunk could fly off and my fuel cell would still be protected. There is an internal bar above the bumper for this purpose as well as tying the rear of the frame together. Thanks, SLEEPY

posted March 20, 2003 09:13 PM
I used my original hinges and drilled 1/4 - 20 holes thru the exixting attachment points and drilled thru the trunk lid and used 1/4-20 bolts to attach the hood to the hinges. It looks like it is going to work just fine and I think it helps to stabilize the trunk lid since it is skinned. Good Luck!

posted March 20, 2003 11:30 PM
I use long clevis pins instead of hood pins-their cheaper and they already have a hole drilled into them.

posted March 21, 2003 06:10 AM
i chopped the head off a 1/2" bolt and rounded it up, drilled a hole and it worked fine. i too used the stock trunk hinges. gould

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