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Dick Axtell

posted on 25/7/19 at 09:43 AM Reply With Quote
Rear Boot Panel - Finish??

G'day Fellow Locosters,

After checking various options, it seems to me that the finishes, for this "boot lid" -

Bot_Lid_Assy
Bot_Lid_Assy


are, 1) Spray paint, 2) Powder coat, or 3) Vinyl wrap. (Or possibly 4) Anodising),

Which would you recommend, from your experience??

[Edited on 25/7/19 by Dick Axtell]





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nick205

posted on 25/7/19 at 10:17 AM Reply With Quote
Morning Dick,

I made my boot top panel from plywood with a hinged flap. Covered with a layer of 3mm thick sponge foam and then a layer of black vinyl (wrapped around and under the edges). I worked on a flat surface (kitchen table) and used aerosol carpet adhesive to bond each layer together. I did the same on my dashboard and tunnel top cover as well.








[Edited on 25/7/19 by nick205]

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Slater

posted on 25/7/19 at 12:17 PM Reply With Quote
Dick
I made mine from black ABS plastic but the panels tend to expand and buckle in the sun, so I'm currently re-doing them with 6mm marine ply, then primer, gloss, then sanded slightly for a final spray with dry film lube which gives a matt black effect. Same as my dash.

Whatever finish you choose, make sure it's compatible with petrol as I notice you have fuel filler hole and you will occasionally spill some during filling. Vinyl wrap would be good option I think for your ali boot lid, maybe leaving the SS hinges exposed?

Where did you get those hinges by the way? I'm after some nice stainless steel ones.

Keith





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nick205

posted on 25/7/19 at 01:08 PM Reply With Quote
Fuel spillage is certainly a valid point!

I had a hinged flap so I could access my fuel filler cap that was directly on the top of the fuel tank itself. I did spill fuel a few times, but it ran down the side of the ally fuel tank and dripped onto the ground.

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Dick Axtell

posted on 25/7/19 at 02:02 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks all for your advice, and Salter (Keith) in particular, for reminding me about possible fuel spillage !

Hinges were from the 'Bay. Will try to locate vendor.

[Edited on 25/7/19 by Dick Axtell]





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johnemms

posted on 25/7/19 at 04:27 PM Reply With Quote
Once you start to fix n mod in the boot area ...
You will maximum need access
trial fit boot lid to hinge
trial fit boot lid to hinge

trial fit hinge
trial fit hinge

bracing for boot lid
bracing for boot lid

home made boot top
home made boot top

IVA Pass
IVA Pass


[Edited on 25/7/19 by johnemms]





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40inches

posted on 25/7/19 at 05:45 PM Reply With Quote
Covered mine with vinyl and used black Mini hinges
DiNoc 2
DiNoc 2

Seven years later and it still looks the same

[Edited on 25-7-19 by 40inches]

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