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Started by simonbav, Jun 10, 2024, 07:40 PM

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simonbav

Evening all,

I'm curious. Should my '71 2a station wagon (deluxe bonnet) have three bolt hinges with horizontal pins or four bolts like the picture? The bonnet currently has the later hook on hinges with three bolt fixings and I imagine is not original to the vehicle, which came to me as an unfinished project, while the bulkhead has the rolled tubes for horizontal pins.

Cheers.
1960 88" 2286 petrol truck cab
1971 109" 2286 diesel station wagon

Twomokes

On a '71 3 bolt hinges are correct. They changed from the earlier 4 bolt hinges in '67.
The old days are the old days only because there're gone and won't be back.

simonbav

Thankyou TM  :cheers-man

Does anyone have a pair of three bolt pin hinges they'd care to swap for the pictured four bolt ones?
1960 88" 2286 petrol truck cab
1971 109" 2286 diesel station wagon

Craig T

Off course if you do change from 4 bolt hinges to 3 bolt ones, you will have a spare bolt hole in the bonnet panel that will need filling with another bolt.....

Mine is built in April 67. has the 3 bolt hinges. Not sure when the change over was or if it corresponded with the Suffix D change in April 67?

Craig.

NoBeardNoTopKnot

#4
Quote from: Craig T on Jun 11, 2024, 09:05 AMOff (sic) course if you do change from 4 bolt hinges to 3 bolt ones, you will have a spare bolt hole...

Yes, you want a bolt there.

Old Hywel

Is that a S2 female hinge shown in the second photo? Looks more like a S3 'hook' to me.

Old80

Why change them? and create a problem that currently doesn't exist!

simonbav

#7
Quote from: Old Hywel on Jun 11, 2024, 01:40 PMIs that a S2 female hinge shown in the second photo? Looks more like a S3 'hook' to me.

OH, looking at the passenger side, it's clearer that it's a roll tube.
1960 88" 2286 petrol truck cab
1971 109" 2286 diesel station wagon

22900013A

Just a note that factory station wagons always had deluxe bonnets.

My 69 has 3 bolt hinges, my 66 has 4 bolt.