Custom Pop Top Hinges

Here’s another item that’s pretty tough to find – replacement pop top hinges for a 71 Westy. Besides, I would probably just bend and break them like I did the originals anyway.

Any time I’ve tried bending them back into shape, they would be just bend out of shape again within a few days. And, now they are cracking too.

So, I made my own. Stronger. Left-handed.

One of the tricks here is to add about 1/2″ of bend at the end of each bar –  it’s required to make sure the top sits properly when down. An easy way to do this is hold the bar in a vise long-ways just pull real hard.

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3 thoughts on “Custom Pop Top Hinges

  • October 2, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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    I heard ’73 was an improvement and matches the ’71. Still, it doesn’t help if you can’t buy ’em.

  • October 11, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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    They are much better. Just saying. (Again)

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