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Bodywork - Paint - Interiors - Trim - Glass / Re: Car Cover Wanted
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on November 04, 2018, 09:47:02 AM »
The problem with getting these things from USA is that if there is a warranty claim, it is useless as once the part leaves USA, there is no Warranty.

With my first boat cover, for my boat, when it tote, they replaced it.

The last one tore after the warranty ran out, so I had to put up with that.

I use my cover on my car as a dust cover, as the car is parked in my garage, as I don't put a cover on my car outside, as the movement of the wind causes the cover to rub on the paint, even though the paint on my car is really crappy.

Bruce. :devil:
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Bodywork - Paint - Interiors - Trim - Glass / Re: Car Cover Wanted
« Last post by Phil Weber on November 04, 2018, 07:45:27 AM »
I bit the bullet and ordered a cover from the US . The cover was cheap but the freight is the killer . All up about $200.

Phil
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Bodywork - Paint - Interiors - Trim - Glass / Re: Bonnet Hinge Repair
« Last post by Phil Weber on November 04, 2018, 07:42:56 AM »
The 75-76 Deville has a different hinge to the earlier models .
The part that attaches to the inner fender is smaller and only has two mounting bolts . If you compare it to the 71-74 models they have a large mounting plate and four bolts .
Why the one side wore out is a mystery . The other side was really tight .

Phil
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Bodywork - Paint - Interiors - Trim - Glass / Re: Bonnet Hinge Repair
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on November 03, 2018, 11:58:57 AM »
Phil,

Those bonnets are HEAVY, and need all the spring pressure they can get to assist in opening, and holding open.

I got a good used set from USA for $100.00, but they were for the Eldorado.   Not sure if they are any different to the DeVille.

Maybe i just got lucky.

Bruce. :devil:

PS.   How does a car with that low a mileage suffer from hinge damage?

PPS.   When I close my bonnet down, I tend to push rearwards as I pull it down.   This assists the closing operation of the hinge.
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Bodywork - Paint - Interiors - Trim - Glass / Re: Car Cover Wanted
« Last post by Phil Weber on November 03, 2018, 10:58:35 AM »
Great Idea . I'll check it out.

Thanks....Phil
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Bodywork - Paint - Interiors - Trim - Glass / Re: Bonnet Hinge Repair
« Last post by Phil Weber on November 03, 2018, 10:57:37 AM »
Hi Bruce

I looked into used hinges first . Prices range from $250 to $400 US and the chances are they are no better than what you have .

My car only has 37k miles on it and the r/h hinge pins were really sloppy .

It cost me $380 to have both hinges fitted with new pins and it took 3 months .

I'm looking into having billet aluminium manufactured .

Thanks.....Phil
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Bodywork - Paint - Interiors - Trim - Glass / Re: Car Cover Wanted
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on November 03, 2018, 10:19:41 AM »
Go to Supercheap and get one for a boat.

I have one for my boat, and it is good enough to fit my '72 Eldo if required.

Bruce. :devil:
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Bodywork - Paint - Interiors - Trim - Glass / Re: Bonnet Hinge Repair
« Last post by Bruce Reynolds on November 03, 2018, 10:17:42 AM »
I can understand your pain.

If the hinges were so badly worn that they needed that sort of work, then I would simply have tried to obtain a pair of hinges from a low mileage vehicle out of USA, which I did for a friend here with a '71 Eldo with damaged hinges.

Bruce. :devil:
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Bodywork - Paint - Interiors - Trim - Glass / Re: Bonnet Hinge Repair
« Last post by Phil Weber on November 03, 2018, 06:56:16 AM »
just an update on my bonnet hinge repair .
I did manage to find a place in Melbourne to do the job .
I won't be recommending them to anybody and the next time I want the work done I will be sending it to the US .


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Bodywork - Paint - Interiors - Trim - Glass / Car Cover Wanted
« Last post by Phil Weber on November 03, 2018, 06:47:04 AM »
Looking for suggestions for a local supplier for an outside car cover for my '76 Deville . I know I can have a custom cover made but they are a bit pricey at around $600 . I've looked at Ebay and Supercheap but they don't have one listed that's big enough . I need one at least 6m long .
I can get a cheaper cover from the US but I was hoping to buy one local .
The one I'm using at the moment I got from the US and it has lasted about 3 years . The sun finally destroyed it .

Thanks............Phil
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