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 Posted: Nov 8, 2017 06:28PM
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I like the look of those minivation hinges.  Mousy is helping me out with some originals, but I am not opposed to trying the new set if I run into trouble beyond my capabilities.

 Posted: Nov 8, 2017 03:34PM
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Riley, not all of them use the original mounts. The v2.5 mount to the inner wing.

//www.minivation.co.uk/product/v2-5-hinges-round-nose-only/

 Posted: Nov 8, 2017 02:50PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by malsal
The po was probably going for the smooth look that so many custom rod shops do. Trying to get those hinge holder aligned perfectly will be a big job especially if the old mounting point is no longer there and you are using new metal. You may be ahead of the game to buy a set of Minivation hinges which i believe mount in a different place and allow the bonnet to come up to the vertical position so working under it is a lot easier.
The Minivation hinges use the original mounting brackets.

 Posted: Nov 8, 2017 01:53PM
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The po was probably going for the smooth look that so many custom rod shops do. Trying to get those hinge holder aligned perfectly will be a big job especially if the old mounting point is no longer there and you are using new metal. You may be ahead of the game to buy a set of Minivation hinges which i believe mount in a different place and allow the bonnet to come up to the vertical position so working under it is a lot easier.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Nov 7, 2017 07:15PM
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I am not replacing the bulkhead- I am cheap on time and money.  In addition, the original is in good shape, with the exception of the dash mounting area was removed to allow for some ridiculous engine modifications (I replaced with sheet metal).  I can't seem to figure why the previous owner decided the hinges had to be removed, other than simply being there without a purpose in his eyes.  I assumed that the hinge mount wouldn't be too difficult to source, as long as they were removed gently. 

My next issue as I mentioned will be mounting location.  If I remember correctly, the mount is attached to a section of the bulkhead that is pronounced, correct?  Almost like a cross member?  I have a new bonnet that I can use to line everything up, so hopefully it wont take too much effort.

 Posted: Nov 7, 2017 02:51PM
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Are you replacing the bulkhead panel? I think new ones come with the hinge brackets already in place.

 Posted: Nov 7, 2017 02:16PM
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Thanks All.

I updated my profile.  I didn't realize I was incomplete!  I guess I need a profile picture now.

Please feel free to email directly, thomascrenshaw04@hotmail.com

Thanks guys,
Tom

 Posted: Nov 7, 2017 01:38PM
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Don't forget MkI/II are in different spot than MkIII>

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Nov 7, 2017 12:47PM
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I have a pair which have been removed from a MKI . You need to fill in your profile so we know where you are .... Email address ??

Mousy

 
 
 Posted: Nov 7, 2017 09:54AM
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The PO of my Classic Mk1 Mini removed the dashboard bulk head when transitioning to a fiberglass front end and nontraditional dashboard.  I am restoring back to pseudo-original condition, and I have found that the mounts for the bonnet hinges are no longer present.  I can find all of the hinges on mini mania, but I cant find the actual mount that the hinge attaches to the bulkhead/firewall.  

Does anyone know where I can find these mounts?  

They seem simple, but I am afraid if I make my own they wont be a suitable quality.

The next difficult task I have in front of me (if I find them) is mounting in exactly the right place...

Thanks!
Tom