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Offline Birdhunter

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Dash-Board Hinge
« on: July 07, 2022, 11:45 AM »
I just replaced the stock drop down MFT rail hinge with one from Dash-Board.

I'm pleased.

It's like going from a Yugo econo-car to a BMW!

The quality of the unit is outstanding. The finish on the parts is flawless as is the fitment. The parts snick together smoothly. The unit arrived well packaged.

I watched the assembly video a couple of times before beginning the assembly and again while I was putting the parts together. The video explains how to do the assembly as well as why the parts need to go together in a particular sequence. Doing the assembly exactly as instructed is critical to the unit working as intended. Don't wing it!

I deviated from the rail alignment procedure as I own a Woodpecker framing square (really big and really accurate) and I wanted the rail to line up with the MFT cut marks..
Birdhunter

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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Dash-Board Hinge
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2022, 12:47 PM »

It's like going from a Yugo econo-car to a BMW!


What - you mean it will quickly develop a catastrophic fault which will cost a $zillion to fix?  [big grin]

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Dash-Board Hinge
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2022, 01:22 PM »
I’ve owned 7 BMWs and never had a problem that warranty didn’t! cover.

New owned a Yugo. Heard they came with a spare.,,,,, car.
Birdhunter

Offline rst

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Re: Dash-Board Hinge
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2022, 08:52 PM »
The Yugo came instead of a spare tire in the trunk of the lod Caddies.

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Dash-Board Hinge
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2022, 03:55 AM »
Never owned a Yugo. Heard they came with a spare.,,,,, car.

Not quite @Birdhunter - but the premium model in the range did come with an engine. Even with that version, you could double the value of the car by filling the tank with gas. This premium model also came with a heated rear window to keep your hands warm whilst you were pushing it. It was always easy to spot a liar back then, because they’d tell you that their Yugo was parked at the top of a hill. The technical specification sheet listed the 0-60 time as ‘eventually’. A new wing mirror for a Yugo? Go for it - it’s a great swap. And to make your Yugo look more ‘sporty’ ? Wear Converse All-Stars whilst driving it. And the name for the Yugo with the optional sunroof? A dumpster.

It really was terrible - but not as terrible as the Communist-era Trabant made in East Germany before the wall came down. There’s an extraordinary video on YouTube of Doug DeMuro doing a review and test drive. Well worth checking out. Enjoy the new hinge gadget.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2022, 03:59 AM by woodbutcherbower »

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Dash-Board Hinge
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2022, 02:31 PM »
Clever commentary on the Yugo. There used to be a song about driving a Yugo.

Many years ago, I was driving a Mercedes (rented) on the autobahn flat out and roared up behind a Trabant pulling a small house trailer. The Trabant was belching huge clouds of black smoke making about 15 mph. Fortunately, the Mercedes had great brakes.
Birdhunter

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Dash-Board Hinge
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2022, 05:21 PM »
As it is, my set-up is too big for a hinge, but I am definitely interested in the Dashboard unit, for the inevitable down-sizing when I retire. My space at home will never fit anything as large as I use now.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation
MFT clamps set
Installers set
Centrotech organizer set

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Dash-Board Hinge
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2022, 06:46 PM »
I saw a small work bench on the Dask-Board site.
Birdhunter

Offline dashboardpws

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Re: Dash-Board Hinge
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2022, 08:42 AM »
I saw a small work bench on the Dask-Board site.

Thanks for noticing. That's our ShortCut™ bench.

https://dashboardpws.com/products/dash-board-shortcut