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Old 07-21-2017, 08:29 AM
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When lowering my top in the final cycle which brings the trunk lid down, there was a loud crash is the trunk lid fell last foot. It appears that both trunk lid hinges failed. The hinges shared off where the amount of the base of the trunk. In trying to reconstruct what happened, it appears that one hinge failed causing the trunk lid to skew sideways thereby putting lateral pressure on the other hinge causing it to fail. I'm advised by the Birds Nest people that the hinges were peculiar to 1960 and that there are very few available. Has anyone incurred this problem and know where I can locate a pair of used hinges?
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:18 AM
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Carl Heller ~ partsetal on here has many Squarebirds parts available. Send Carl a Private Message and ask if he has a set of the '60 hinges or knows where they can be found at.
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Normally the pins shear off due to rust and fatigue. The hinges can be drilled out and new pins installed. If the counter weight hinges broke in the trunk that's another story. Can you post a picture so we can see exactly what happened.

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You can post pix on this Forum by using a free photo hosting website like Photobucket. Set your pix to no more than 800x600 pixels. Or you can send them to me, jopizz or Dave ~ simplyconnected to post for you. Or, as a Paid Member, you can post them yourself right on our server.
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Not to hijack the thread but how exactly does a paid member post directly on the site. Is there a step by step instruction anywhere?
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Below the block where you put your response you will see "Manage Attachments". When you hit that button a screen will appear with blocks that say "Browse". When you hit browse a file upload screen will appear that is on your computer. You want to point that to the directory that has the attachment(s) that you want to add. Your attachments must be formatted 800x600 and 143k or less in size. When you are finished adding attachments hit 'Upload". That will send the attachments to the Squarebirds server. Once that's done your attachments are in your post. You can hit preview to see them before they are posted.

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