48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:06 pm

Thank you!! :D The radiator measures 16" x 26" x 2"
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:22 am

Hood hinges
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:26 am

More pics
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby jon72vega » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:32 am

V8VEGA*71 wrote:More pics


You could make & sell those!
I want a set!
How much for a set?
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby gerbsinmd » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:38 am

Those hinges are gorgeous!
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby bbcowboy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:52 am

I agree those are good looking hinges.....if you start making them I would be interested in buying a pair of them.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:57 pm

Wow, thanks!! It took a few tries to get these right, but third time is the charm, right?? haha Unfortunately, I don't think we have the resources to make more hinges right now, but if I find out otherwise ill keep you folks in mind.
Thanks again,
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby overkillrc » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:13 am

awesome job guy's keep up the good work.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby 1100kaw » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:07 pm

Gotta say. love dem hinges. Nice work on all, coming along good.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby gmagilla » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:43 pm

What they all said X2 :th:
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:11 am

Gas springs!! They don't quite lift the hood from the closed position, but the springs take over after opening just a few inches.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:07 pm

Finished off the radiator support with this center support :D
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby gmagilla » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:51 pm

Hey , you gotta show us that top piece above the radiator , the piece with the BOW TIE in it !!! And how you mounted it !! Looks real good :th: :th: :th:
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby gmagilla » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:59 pm

Would those gas shocks lift the hood from closed if they where sittin on top of the inner fender right in front of that support rib ?
Sorry didn't mean to yell at ya in that first post just got excited :) That radiator turned out real good you guys can do some fabin :th:
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:44 pm

Sorry for being so sluggish with my response gil,
I work at the bookstore at Boise State University, and we are opening a new store across town and I am caught up in all of it.. I measured from the point you suggested, as well as other spots in the immediate area. The compressed length of the struts that we have are about an inch too long to fit pretty much anywhere in the area, although, i think it would lift the hood from the closed position in that spot.. Good idea! One spot I have also considered is on the inside of the fender just behind the headlight. That way the strut would be perpendicular to the hood when the hood is closed. As far as i can tell that mounting point is much closer to what the manufacture recommends..

P.S.- Thanks for the complements!! They really help keep me motivated when I get overwhelmed!! :th:
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