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Old 29th July 2016, 20:53   #1
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Can someone list out which Indian vehicles (current, or recently discontinued) have/ had multilink bonnet hinges. And pictures of those, if possible.

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And pictures of those, if possible.
There you go!

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The new Superb has it.

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Whats special or advantageous about them?
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Thanks guys. Will wait for others to chip in.

Wonder if with the coming of gas struts, the design with springs working between links is dead.

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Whats special or advantageous about them?
What I have observed is that, with some designs, it's a necessity. The shape of the fender, windshield, bonnet (Both Fiesta and Superb got clamshell bonnet) and the overall clearances available decides that.

With multilink, the bonnet pushes a little forward and opens. This helps to clear the very sloping windshield and the lid is almost perpendicular to the ground when it's fully open. Gives more accessibility to the engine bay.

Also, one don't need to bear the entire weight of the bonnet while opening as it's always supported by two legs on either side.
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I guess the first car in India to have these was the Mercedes W124.





Allowed the hood to open up 90 degrees like this:
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Talk of being overengineered!
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I guess the first car in India to have these was the Mercedes W124.
Actually the first in India I think would be the American cars, late 40s-early 50s.
Currently in the homegrown crop, off the top of my head, would be Aria, Storme, XUV (I think).

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Actually the first in India I think would be the American cars
Looks like Americans love this system! Here's the 2016 Ford Mustang with multi-link hinges for the boot:
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Long back I remember seeing a VW with a very lightweight multilink boot hinge. I think it was the Passat, not too sure.

I was actually trying to list all the multilink hinges which one could buy as spares here in India now. Spring type, not gas strut type. Not too difficult designing and making a one off. Will work, but look crude. Sourcing the spring would be another matter altogether.

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Long back I remember seeing a VW with a very lightweight multilink boot hinge. I think it was the Passat, not too sure.

I was actually trying to list all the multilink hinges which one could buy as spares here in India now. Spring type, not gas strut type. Not too difficult designing and making a one off. Will work, but look crude. Sourcing the spring would be another matter altogether.

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I think Storme has it.
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The Fiat Linea has this set up for its boot lid.

Credit for the pic is http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...-1-3l-mjd.html

and then Patchyboy has shown that it isn't too difficult to replicate the same yup front as well for the bonnet.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...ft-bonnet.html (Linea T-Jet DIY: Installing gas struts to lift the bonnet)
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