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    Mk1 boot lid

    I have just acquired the car of my dreams a 1972 white stag however it requires a new boot lid. I would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction to purchase another.

    The area that has rusted through on the boot lid is the strip that incorporates the catch I have just been on tothe Rimmer site and see that they do a repair part for the boot.

    Has anyone fitted this and how difficult is it or am I just looking a the wrong thing.





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    Gaz

    Welcome to the Forum and hope you enjoy your new Stag. Best place for a second hand bootlid is to keep your eye open on Ebay - they come up quite regularly.

    JustTriumph

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Justriumph-...ag-Specialists

    and

    Les Clark

    http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZclark3204QQhtZ-1

    Are both reliable sellers of s/hand parts


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      Most of the Stag suppliers will be able to supply newbootlids. I think they are close to £500 now!

      Don't expect a perfect fit either - they may need some fettling to get an acceptable fit. You may also have problems getting the lid to close fully and it ends up sitting proud. Repro seals don't help either. Having tried four different seals the best by far was one I bought on ebay from 'bfponting'.

      If yours is repairable that could be a better route or as Bill says find a decent / repairable second hand one. I suspect a good second hand one won't come cheap either.

      A good used Mk1 lid may be more difficult to find but a Mk2 will fit the same and it's not too difficult to weld in a new section to replace the light mouldings if you want to.



      Pete

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        hi REDSTAG! note your comment on boot seals with interest! my 74 MK2as upgraded with a different boot lid and you are not wrong! sits proud by a few mm..was going to change seal but in light of your comments will live with it!.. only thing I can think of doing was filing down boot hinge pin borehole in some way to compensate? not sure if this would work ? all the best PHIL:dude:


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