S Series Bonnet Hinge Mod - Open Wide

S Series Bonnet Hinge Mod - Open Wide

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mk1fan

9,600 posts

169 months

Thursday 17th March 2016
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Top Gear TVR said:
Not sure mike - open or closed? Not sure which is best to prevent corrosion?
How about using stainless?

Dims would be nice.

Top Gear TVR

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2,200 posts

98 months

Thursday 17th March 2016
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This weekend. Stainless, not a lover for structural stuff like this.

Top Gear TVR

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2,200 posts

98 months

Saturday 19th March 2016
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Here we are, drawing at last


BillC99

345 posts

104 months

Thursday 24th March 2016
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I have just had a pair of the brackets made up and I think on the RHS bracket the top to bottom measurement should be 120 mm not 90 for where the bracket mounts to the original chassis mounting to match the LHS.

Bill

v8s4me

6,353 posts

163 months

Thursday 24th March 2016
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It highly likely that each car will be slightly different, so it might be worth using Steve's measurements as a starting point to be tweaked to suit. TVR weren't really into precision engineering laugh

Top Gear TVR

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2,200 posts

98 months

Thursday 24th March 2016
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BillC99 said:
I have just had a pair of the brackets made up and I think on the RHS bracket the top to bottom measurement should be 120 mm not 90 for where the bracket mounts to the original chassis mounting to match the LHS.

Bill
You are correct ish, both should be the same 130 ish

greyhulk

982 posts

50 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Guys, do we have any pictures of this bonnet hinge modification, im trying to get this done on mine but could do with a few snaps to help out

Top Gear TVR

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2,200 posts

98 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Top Gear TVR

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98 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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greyhulk

982 posts

50 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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thank you, your a gent smile

LawrieS

336 posts

60 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Just remember that generally one doesn't fit all with TVRs.

Be interested to see how you get on though, this is going to be on my winter list.

greyhulk

982 posts

50 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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LawrieS said:
Just remember that generally one doesn't fit all with TVRs.

Be interested to see how you get on though, this is going to be on my winter list.
yep will probably need a lil tinkering about but ill leave that for someone else to sort out laugh


Edited by greyhulk on Friday 8th July 14:14

GreenV8S

27,310 posts

228 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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I'd be interested to see where the bonnet opens to with this upgrade.

Top Gear TVR

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2,200 posts

98 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Just like this


Top Gear TVR

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2,200 posts

98 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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on flat ground it sits about 20mm off the floor in this 'at rest' position, no stay in use at all.

carsinthesun

71 posts

41 months

Sunday 10th July 2016
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Is anybody on the forum actually making and selling these adaptors.

If so I would be first in line to order. The bonnet is driving me mad....

Kitchski

6,142 posts

175 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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carsinthesun said:
Is anybody on the forum actually making and selling these adaptors.

If so I would be first in line to order. The bonnet is driving me mad....
I could knock a load up. Been debating whether or not to do this with mine for a while.

DJR 7

1,401 posts

201 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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I'd be up for a set too

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LawrieS

336 posts

60 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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Me too

TvrJohn

1,004 posts

199 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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I'd have a set also