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BOOT LID and BONNET HINGES Orientation -- BD-119

On 4/26/2009, Malcolm Purvis in France wrote:
"I removed the 4 hinges from the hood and trunk. Now I am trying to refit them but do not know which is which any more. How can one tell which is LH and which is RH"?

lid hinges

Bonnet and boot lid hinges for MGA are the same. Left and right are mirror images. When you hold them side by side with the hinge pins exactly level the flat plates will be slightly canted left or right to match the small angle of the mounting surfaces on the curved body. When installed the hinge pins need to be aligned on a common axis. See picture. If you lay the hinge upside down on a flat table top, the two flat plates should lie flat in the same plane.

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