Hatch hinge & lock covers

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#1 Hatch hinge & lock covers

Post by rswaffie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:08 pm

Hi All
Can someone confirm my thoughts on how the hatch hinge and lock/release mechanism covers are fitted?
I’ve removed the original moquette covers and edging trim from the metal pressings.

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The release mechanism cover seems to have been made in two halves (inside & outside) and glued along the mounting flange. I couldn’t see any stitching.

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The hinge covers look different though, with each internal and external cover being two pieces, stitched together. Then there is stitching along two sides of each half, forming a ‘sock’ that gets pulled over the pressing and glued in place.
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Does that sound about right?

Cheers
Richard
Richard

S1 3.8 FHC Opalescent Golden Sand with Tan Trim 889504
Nearing completion of a comprehensive nut ‘n’ bolt restoration in my small, but utilitarian garage :wrench: :hammer: :fingerscrossed:

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