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1/8/10 9:33am - Original Message: '1982 Collector Eddition Rear Window Hinges'
bpouls2009
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         I wanted to let people know that I have the ability to produce the Original Rear Window Hinges for the 1982 Collector Eddition Vette.  I know there have been some after market hinges made with CNC cutters that are not the original design and do not match the original appearance.  The original production hinges have a tendency to warp over time due to constant pressure from the gas shocks that hold up the rear window.  The warpage causes the rear window to have problems closing and sealing properly.

 

My hinges are the original design and made with the correct production process.

 

If you need the OEM designed part for your car.  Please contact me.

 

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1/9/10 1:41am - Reply: '1982 Collector Eddition Rear Window Hinges'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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I have a set of CNC manufactured hinges and the reason is they will not repeat the spreading process because of the material they are made with. 

I checked this out with a number of people that had them installed for a period of time.  What have you changes have you made that will prevent the problem that all 82CE's have with OEM hinges?

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1/9/10 7:44am - Reply: '1982 Collector Eddition Rear Window Hinges'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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Great question Gilbert.

I always thought the 82 with the opening window was so cool.....well I still do. But I have to say that is what I hear the most from CE owners.....back window does not seal. Vettes and leaks....Confused if you can fix em with a stronger hinge thats the way to go. And if the car is to be judged would'nt you want the hinges to actually do what they where known to do....warp? That is as it was "in the day"

My car has a terrible paint job runs, dri spots and even a frigin finger print where some one tried to wipe out a dripAngry.....but that represents GM's quality at the givin time in history and I would never want to change that.

Just my .02............Evil Smileebo
 
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1/9/10 2:00pm - Reply: '1982 Collector Eddition Rear Window Hinges'
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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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It did help to keep it cooler inside you always had flow though ventilation.  Actually you can get a good seal and they will not leak.  Of course that is what I have heard not experienced that. Mine is not that far along on the restoration process.  I still trying to get it to run correctly.  

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1/13/10 9:03am - Reply: '1982 Collector Eddition Rear Window Hinges'
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The hinge that I can produce is much stronger and will not warp like the one that came with the car.  The material being used is a higher quality material.  These parts will also pass if you were to have your car judged in a competition.  They are the same part that are higher quality.  I have sold many parts, in the past, to people who needed items that were to be judged and have never had any issues.

 
I like the fact that the CE has a rear window that opens.  Makes the car unique and adds character.  Cool
 
 
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2/8/10 9:09am - Reply: '1982 Collector Eddition Rear Window Hinges'
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Just to let those of you know who may be interested.  I have posted an add in the Driveline magazine for this "Kit".  I will run the parts as soon as I have enough demand.
 
Please contact me if you would like to be added to the list of people ordering this part.
 
 
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