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Old 10-08-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a pic they could post showing a custom access lid on the rear bumper.I have a 65 Ambie.I want to rebuild the lid but the fabricator is telling me the bend roll for the hinge was made on a special die and he can't do it.Could I make a piece that slides under the skin and attach the lid to this with a stainless piano hinge?
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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Does anyone have a pic they could post showing a custom access lid on the rear bumper.I have a 65 Ambie.I want to rebuild the lid but the fabricator is telling me the bend roll for the hinge was made on a special die and he can't do it.Could I make a piece that slides under the skin and attach the lid to this with a stainless piano hinge?
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:09 PM   #3
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Hi Steve, This is what was done in 67. I don't see why you couldn't set your bumper up the same way.
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Hi Steve, This is what was done in 67. I don't see why you couldn't set your bumper up the same way.
Thanks Lee,Would there be any problem going wit a thicker material(considering it needs to slide under the skin?
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Thanks Lee,Would there be any problem going wit a thicker material(considering it needs to slide under the skin?
Sealant will take care of that problem. I not sure why you would need thicker material. Looks like you already have something there. Can you cut the existing cover back? The lid(door) is a thicker and basically supports itself. I hope we are on the same page...
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:39 PM   #6
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Fastenal carries an aluminum piano hinge. I replaced my hinge after the kids left some fertilizer on the bumper and the hinge was left unusable.
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Steve,

My friend Phil made my aluminum bumper box lid exactly as you are proposing. The hinge is stainless steel.

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Last week I added a couple of drawer locks to the lid.

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My friend Phil made my aluminum bumper box lid exactly as you are proposing. The hinge is stainless steel.

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Last week I added a couple of drawer locks to the lid.

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Thanks Smokeless Joe .This is exactly what I had in mind.Lee it appears that this lid is more hefty than what I have currently that is all bent up.What I have now is about .020 thick.If I use something thicker it needs to fit easily under the skin. Thanks to both of you.
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