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smooth boot lid

Postby maccax » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:41 pm

well i finally bit the bullit and cut a dirty great hole in my boot lid !, my last moggie had one witch i brought off ebay and was very well made so i read a guide on hear and thought " how hard can it be ! (famous last words ) , so i won an old boot lid off ebay for £5 , it had rot along the bottom and was really scrap but as i only wanted to cut a piece out it didnt matter , so out came the grinder and a hole was cut !
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then using the bit i cut out as a template i cut the doner boot , fitted it in and to my amazement ,a perfect fit !
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next thing was to weld it up! ok my welding isnt the best but it works
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after grinding down the welds and putting some rust treatment on it the filling began
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lots of sanding a bit more filling more sanding
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then a bit of fine sanding and prep for paint
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finished ! not too bad if i may say so myself last thing to do now is to mount the square number plate ,im making a bracket for it to attach to the boot lid
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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby ruairidh » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:33 pm

Nice one good bit of fettling there. 8)
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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby plastic orange » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:42 pm

Just fit the number plate under the rear valance and move number plate light to there too.

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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby maccax » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:52 pm

plastic orange wrote:Just fit the number plate under the rear valance and move number plate light to there too.

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i did think of that but got something different up my sleeve
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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby ruairidh » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:34 am

Rotating number plates James Bond style. :roflmao:
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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby chesney » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:31 pm

Wonder where you got that idea from ;)
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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby maccax » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:40 pm

finished boot lid , made a plinth for it out of 1mm steel plate and fixed number plate to it with bolt leds
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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby youngmorris » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:12 pm

I would've left the boot clear, done a great job smoothing it out to put the plate back on. Bumper would be ideal to show it off.. Just my opinion tho. :)
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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby plastic orange » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:25 pm

As above, why bother with all the smoothing work to put a number on it - get it under the rear valance out the way>

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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby woodywoodchipper » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:19 pm

sorry mate have to agree with others, leave it smooth, looks better,

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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby maccax » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:32 pm

everyone with a smooth boot seems to put the plate underneath the boot lid so i wanted to be different , thats the point ! also i like the look of it there ! but thanks for the comments :D
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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby charlie_morris_minor » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:38 pm

looks a bit MOish to me, picture show possible place to mount your light if you have not done one yet

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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby maccax » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:47 pm

the lights are in the bolts that hold the plate on
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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby allanb56 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:48 pm

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First time I have tried this so I hope it works. My idea of a smooth boot lid, the original boot was cut by 7'' (cutting out reg plate & lock panel) and the bottom moved up. The bottom of the boot sits on a second bottom lip cut from a scrap minor that was in a garage that deals in minors in my town. The box is for the reg plate and will be cut back once the holes on either side have been filled in using a boot skin. cheers allanb
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Re: smooth boot lid

Postby MickEssex » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:03 pm

Welcome to the forum.
I have attached the photo for you, you almost got it right, you just need to upload the jpg photo file directly not the word doc that you inserted it in.

Hope this helps. :)

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