So I built my Bradley GT about 6 years ago... Or so... I just used 4 hood pins to hold the engine cover because I'm not a big fan of a piano hinge that was on it... Now due to a bad winter I'm re-doing my baby... Any good hinge ideas out there?
Post by Gary Hammond on Jun 16, 2018 22:06:45 GMT -5
Here's a link to an old post of how I did mine. The hinges I used have a removable pin and the liscense plate light wiring has a quick disconnect, which allows the engine cover to be easily removed. Plus if you just want to open it for servicing the engine, it will stay open by itself. LINK
So take the wooden blocks and glue two at the upper corners of the rear gate on the body side. Glue two corresponding blocks onto the back side of the gate at the upper left and right sides.
With hatch secured into the appropriate location, cut short segments of tube that bridge the two wooden blocks that you have already attached. Glue and fiberglass over the tubes and the blocks. Maybe some kitty hair to smooth the transition from the round tubes to the flat blocks and then matt & resin over that?
Then cut each tube in half at the junction of the hatch and sides of the body. This ensures that they are perfectly aligned. Remove hatch and make sure they are fully secured at the hatch and the sides with more glass if appropriate.
Using the removable hitch pins, this creates a new hidden hinge which can easily be removed by pulling the pins and totally removing the hatch for ease of working on the motor. I would also slide a thin nylon washer to keep the hatch centered and moving freely.
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