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hey, a mate of mine told me that the front bit, where the headlight's are, folds down on the 40's. Apparently it's on a hinge. Is this true? I can't see how it could on my 78 bj40. I hope it does though , could be handy :)

thanks

Ryan
 

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loosen the 4 bolts that attach the bib to the side skirts/panels, and it will rotate down on the frame hinge....get it at a ~45 angle and it will pull free too, the bottom hinge is slotted.

works great unless you have a winch.... ;)
 
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well, just a quick update for those who are interested, mine doesnt have a hinge, i took it off today. There's hole's there however, maybe there used to be one. Or maybe they didnt have them that year. who knows.
 
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maybe the PO took it off for better aerodynamics or was going for the hole "light-weight" thing....

check around on websites and look for a shot of a 78 (maybe ccot?)
 

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I think the later hinges were stamped and not cast like the earlier ones. The bolts would have to be removed to take it off. I think that's why I've kept a couple of the earlier ones around. I think the 79 that I gave my daughter and her husband was stamped. The one on the 79 could have been a after market one but I doubt it. Anyone else have a stamped one that didn't come apart?


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Here is my '76 set-up before I straightened out the bib (yes - it is crooked in this pic):
 
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