S Series Bonnet Hinge Mod - Open Wide

S Series Bonnet Hinge Mod - Open Wide

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Top Gear TVR

Original Poster:

2,200 posts

98 months

Thursday 21st January 2016
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Hi,

here are a few pics of my recent bonnet hinge mod. Drawings to follow. I used 30mm SHS accompanied by some 1.6mm sherry shims to make it a snug fit in the chassis box section.

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Edited by Top Gear TVR on Thursday 21st January 21:54

Alan461

853 posts

75 months

Thursday 21st January 2016
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Tidy and straight forward solution without altering the chassis,
deserves a mention in the wiki.
One question: do you get front to back adjustment by shifting the plates on the ply?

v8s4me

6,348 posts

163 months

Thursday 21st January 2016
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Did you have to cut anything out of the bodywork?

Top Gear TVR

Original Poster:

2,200 posts

98 months

Thursday 21st January 2016
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Alan461 said:
Tidy and straight forward solution without altering the chassis,
deserves a mention in the wiki.
One question: do you get front to back adjustment by shifting the plates on the ply?
Yep, up, down, forwards and backwards is all via the over-sized holes and 'pinch' set up of the two plates clamping each of the bonnet webs.

Left and right is more of a faff, inserting washers on the pivot bolt of the hinge.

You basically get left and right correct, then loosen the pinch bolts with the bonnet jacked/ propped in the correct place- then tighten it all up. Job done.


Edited by Top Gear TVR on Thursday 21st January 20:19


Edited by Top Gear TVR on Thursday 21st January 22:00

Alan461

853 posts

75 months

Thursday 21st January 2016
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My view is try and achieve what TVR would have if they had five times the R&D budget.
The above is about as close to that as you could get.
From the photos it looks like the valence didn't need cutting.
how it evolved all the way to V8S without sorting this out who knows.

Top Gear TVR

Original Poster:

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98 months

Thursday 21st January 2016
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Alan, I cut my valence just a wee bit to clear the chassis mounts. This is because mine swings higher than most would need but that's because it's set lower than most and also running 55 profile tyres.

Top Gear TVR

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Thursday 21st January 2016
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I think S1 and S2 valences are definitely different to V8S which already has a cut out in the mid section. I just had to trim and reinforce the ends to prevent future splitting.

Mr Plow

1,157 posts

172 months

Thursday 21st January 2016
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What a great simple idea, well done that man :-)

Top Gear TVR

Original Poster:

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Thursday 21st January 2016
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Mr Plow said:
What a great simple idea, well done that man :-)
Thanks drink

Scoobimax

1,888 posts

145 months

Thursday 21st January 2016
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So, when you and Mrs TGTVR coming up for the w/e? biggrin

Top Gear TVR

Original Poster:

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98 months

Thursday 21st January 2016
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I detect an ulterior motive Max

v8s4me

6,348 posts

163 months

Thursday 21st January 2016
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Very clever, nice job. Did you keep a note of all the measurements, or do a drawing? Or just stick to the best traditions of TVR and make it up as you went along?

Top Gear TVR

Original Poster:

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98 months

Thursday 21st January 2016
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I've got drawings :-) I'll do one that's less fag packet and post it here for everyone.

magpies

4,036 posts

126 months

Friday 22nd January 2016
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nice job thumbup;)

phillpot

15,146 posts

127 months

Friday 22nd January 2016
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Top Gear TVR said:
I cut my valence just a wee bit to clear the chassis mounts.
Looking good Steve, bit more cutting on my S3, valance went straight across as per the black line......







Finishing touch.... clickywink

Top Gear TVR

Original Poster:

2,200 posts

98 months

Friday 22nd January 2016
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Not sure mike - open or closed? Not sure which is best to prevent corrosion?

phillpot

15,146 posts

127 months

Friday 22nd January 2016
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Pump everything "full" of Waxoyl then pop the bungs in wink

tony 69

145 posts

46 months

Saturday 5th March 2016
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Hi mate did you sort the pics measurments etc like this idea perfect for mine

Cheers Tony

Top Gear TVR

Original Poster:

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98 months

Saturday 5th March 2016
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Ok forgot. Will do.

BillC99

345 posts

104 months

Thursday 10th March 2016
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Hi,
I would be very interested in the measurements as well if possible.

Thanks
Bill