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    Slx 1200 hood hinge - again, sorta Need a broken hinge!

    I just bought 2 slx 1200 matching pair, in great condition, however the hood recall hasn't been done, so I ordered the kits, but I want to give redesign the hood hinge a shot, I'm sure it's been done before, but I haven't done it, and I want too.

    So if you have any words of wisdom other than, don't do it, it's been done, but it's too expensive, and put a tripple pipe hood on it, I'm open to help!

    and I am willing to buy a new/used hinge, or a used hinge with all pieces.

    lmk what you have and how much.

    Thanks tim a.


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    Welcome back

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    It's been along time, I was searching around looking at other brands, but I couldn't turn my back on polaris! Hopefully that won't bite me in the butt latter, I'm changing fuel lines, and rebuilding the carbs, draining fuel tanks ect.

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    NICE! what did u pay for them? If ya don't mind me asking??

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    Thanks I like'em. There clean with no sun fading, and they match. I paid 3500 for the, which I thought was fair, since they are water ready. Could have found the,mcheaper, but I would have had to look forever, I kinda wanted something turn key, that I could replace some fuel lines and rebuild some carb you know. - just maintance to be safe.

    I'm going to pull one of the hinges and see if i can figure something out.
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    Such a popular ski, and such a common problem, nobody has a spare broken hinge that they want to donate or SELL for the greater good?

    Anyone?

    I'll just let me know, I'll even buy one non broken!

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    I have to take a look. I may have a broken one.

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    I am going to cast a new bracket out of aluminum, I will post a how to video if I get it done successfully

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimAtkinson View Post
    I am going to cast a new bracket out of aluminum, I will post a how to video if I get it done successfully
    3D printing in metal is still too expensive, I imagine.

    I am looking forward to being able to 3D print in tough materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TimAtkinson View Post
    I am going to cast a new bracket out of aluminum, I will post a how to video if I get it done successfully
    3D printing in metal is still too expensive, I imagine.

    I am looking forward to being able to 3D print in tough materials.
    My plan is to copy it in a sand mold. And forge it out of cast aluminum. All I need is one complete one to,start out with. I could pull the one from my ski but I, being lazy.

    Tim

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