quick question

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by RyRy, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. RyRy

    RyRy

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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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    yes, it does. two more bolts and it comes off.
     
  3. RyRy

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    Where's the hinge it's on?
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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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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    or maybe it pulls off :doh:
     
  6. RyRy

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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?)
     
  8. Living in the Past

    Living in the Past SILVER Star

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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?


    John
     
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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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    nother one from the side if this helps:
     
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    and remember if it's like mine and it's rusted together it won't rotate! :doh:
     
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