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Hydraulic engine cover lift
Posted by: Eido ()
Date: October 25, 2020 07:06AM

My 64 Rampy currently employs a steel plate welded onto a door hinge as an engine cover. I have a stock engine cover in hand. I seem to recall seeing someone use hydraulic trunk lifts borrowed from a car to lift the engine cover on a Rampside. At the touch of a finger, the cover lifted vertically out of the way. Much cleaner (and cooler) than a mechanical hinge and a rod to hold up the engine cover.

Has anyone seen this? Used it? Good idea?

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Re: Hydraulic engine cover lift
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: October 25, 2020 07:21AM

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Re: Hydraulic engine cover lift
Posted by: Eido ()
Date: October 25, 2020 07:50AM

Here’s what I had in mind.

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Re: Hydraulic engine cover lift
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: October 25, 2020 08:37AM

I installed Passat hinges in my V8 Rampside:

V8 Rampy Engine Cover Hinge & Bay Refresh Project

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: Hydraulic engine cover lift
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: October 25, 2020 08:51AM

Here are a couple previous topics that this situation is mentioned.

[corvaircenter.com]
This one is titled "V8 Rampy Engine Cover Hinge & Bay Refresh Project"

[corvaircenter.com]
This one is titled "FC engine cover hinged ? What's everyone else's look like? "

Edit: Well it looks like Dean posted his own thread while I was researching others. I guess the UP side is that we are actually reading these topics and attempting to be of assistance.grinning smiley

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prior Kelmark owner.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/25/2020 08:52AM by Caraholic4life.

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Re: Hydraulic engine cover lift
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: October 25, 2020 06:43PM

I put a couple hydraulic cylinders on this wagon lid! Works great. Hardest part was figuring out how to latch it down.

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