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Boot lid fitment

Post by BX Bandit » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:46 pm

Have fitted the Hurricane Boot lid I got at the weekend today but the fit isn't so good at the hinge/roof area. The n/s seems to far back ( large gap) and the o/s fits to high.

The previous boot (from a scrappy) fitted high and gappy both sides.
The original boot was a great fit. Am I missing some way of adjustment to get a good fit? I used the 16v as a guide so I know it's fitted properly. Lock and clasp have also been adjusted.

Any ideas?
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Re: Boot lid fitment

Post by bernie » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:06 pm

BX Bandit wrote:Have fitted the Hurricane Boot lid I got at the weekend today but the fit isn't so good at the hinge/roof area. The n/s seems to far back ( large gap) and the o/s fits to high.

The previous boot (from a scrappy) fitted high and gappy both sides.
The original boot was a great fit. Am I missing some way of adjustment to get a good fit? I used the 16v as a guide so I know it's fitted properly. Lock and clasp have also been adjusted.

Any ideas?
It fitted OK in the Xantia :wink:
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:01 pm

If you struglle I have a 16v tailgate in grey which is free to anyone if they want it.

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Post by BX Bandit » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:03 pm

It did fit well on the Xanty!! Thanks Bernie :shock: :wink: :lol: I'm more amazed by the variation in size/dimensions of BX tailgates! So I'm convinced I'm missing something :? It still looks better than the previous one. I'm wondering if a bit or pursuasion with the metal bracket welded to the roof section may be in order :?:
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Post by artic-steel » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:06 pm

If you struglle I have a 16v tailgate in grey which is free to anyone if they want it
i have a silver one

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Post by docchevron » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:25 am

The way to make it fit is to use one of Billy's "special hammers", nope, I'm not kidding, it's a bit trial and error, and FFS dont hit the hatch itself, but the only way to get a decent fit if it doesn't go straight on and look perfect is to fettle the hinges on the car (ie, the poxy bits of tin welded to the car).

Bon chance my friend, it can drive you mad, thats why my TD still looks crap at the back.... :roll:

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Post by BX Bandit » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:58 am

Mmmm :-k :-k hammer eh? Oddly enough, They already look like they've been butchered and levered about...just wondering if that was the factory setting technique too! It's ok, but one side is 5mm too high to it will bug me to sh1te if I don't try and fix it. I was considering some sort of...(snigger snigger) eccentric bush but the hammer option sounds easier, quicker and more fun..so no bush for me then :lol:

As you say, it's only two bits of 'tin' stuck on with bluetak!! Thanks Doc. Will look ace when it's all painted up :wink:
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Post by charlie » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:17 pm

Mmmm hammer eh? ..... Will look ace when it's all painted up
hammerite i presume :roll:

but....

if that means youve got a spare set of tail gate struts give us shout cause i need a working pair...
yes.....
the colour is....
guiness white..........

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Post by BX Bandit » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:06 pm

I do have a set...yours if you want them mate...fresh off the press...but they are the weeker set...300 kn force I think!!

Hammerite my arse! Red oxide is good enough for me dude!!
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Post by cavmad » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:24 pm

BX Bandit wrote:I do have a set...yours if you want them mate...fresh off the press...but they are the weeker set...300 kn force I think!!

Hammerite my arse! Red oxide is good enough for me dude!!

I can think of better ways of wasting 200 litres of paint :lol:


BTW, will extra care not be needed when `adjusting` the welded brackets with a Billy stick? I seem to recall these are a bit weak?
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Post by BX Bandit » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:43 pm

I can think of better ways of wasting 200 litres of paint
What you tryin' to say bitch?
BTW, will extra care not be needed when `adjusting` the welded brackets with a Billy stick? I seem to recall these are a bit weak?
You are NOT to come near either of my cars with your Billy Stick.....er.....or a hammer....My bumper sticker reads....

'Adjustment to be carried out by qualified personnel only.....'

'......Billy to remain within range of cheap car (e.g.anything Vauxhall, incase of violent exchange...)'
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Post by BX Bandit » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:49 am

tim leech wrote:If you struglle I have a 16v tailgate in grey which is free to anyone if they want it.
Thanks for the offer Tim...I'll have a go with Billys Tool :shock: and bend the brackets in my favour.....
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Post by Doz » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:07 pm

I remember watching a film of the 2CV factory in Paris when I was a kid... I have vivid memories of a bloke wearing a "special" boot kicking the bonnetts so they fitted ... or was it just a dream ....
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