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post #1 of 4 Old May 17th, 2011, 7:23 pm Thread Starter
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Top trunk lid hinge support broken

Don't know how it happened but the plastic support that the top case lid hinge is fastened to, cracked. The other side is fine. Any ideas on what can be done? Tried super glue - lasted one day.
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Re: Top trunk lid hinge support broken

May have to drill out the rivets and fiberglass the area back into shape then re -drill and re-shoot the rivets. That would be a proper repair.

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I feel your pain.

On my '03 LT both sides have cracked/broken (not at the same time) and I've given it the old Farmer fix. Well, not baling wire, but close. LOL

I obtained right angle metal strips about i/2" wide and long enough to fill the underside of the broken hinge, drilled holes where the rivits were and through the back side of the top case. I used small bolts/washers/lock washers and tightened them down. Had no problem since. Probably did it all for less than $10 bucks.

As you can tell I'm cheap and a pro bodyman would do a much nicer job...................BUT, would it last as long as my fix?

Good luck with your fix.

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Re: Top trunk lid hinge support broken

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I feel your pain.

On my '03 LT both sides have cracked/broken (not at the same time) and I've given it the old Farmer fix. Well, not baling wire, but close. LOL

I obtained right angle metal strips about i/2" wide and long enough to fill the underside of the broken hinge, drilled holes where the rivits were and through the back side of the top case. I used small bolts/washers/lock washers and tightened them down. Had no problem since. Probably did it all for less than $10 bucks.

As you can tell I'm cheap and a pro bodyman would do a much nicer job...................BUT, would it last as long as my fix?

Good luck with your fix.

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