S Series Bonnet Hinge Mod - Open Wide

S Series Bonnet Hinge Mod - Open Wide

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mentall

280 posts

75 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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Me too! +1

Kitchski

6,149 posts

176 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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Jesus, what did I just get myself into laugh

greyhulk

982 posts

51 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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Kitchski said:
Jesus, what did I just get myself into laugh
laugh ill take the blame as i revived the topic, 'the bonnet hinge franchise' is born

Top Gear TVR

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2,203 posts

99 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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Kitchski said:
I could knock a load up. Been debating whether or not to do this with mine for a while.
£5 each to the designer.....

william weir

75 posts

72 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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hi i to would buy a set if any one was going to make them william

fozzy280472

242 posts

93 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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Definitely up for these should they available ....carried out pretty much all the other mods I can find to the s ...be rude not to do these ....

mk1fan

9,615 posts

170 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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I'm not sure they can be batch made and finished. Steve has said a few times that fettling is required.

Kitchski

6,149 posts

176 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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mk1fan said:
I'm not sure they can be batch made and finished. Steve has said a few times that fettling is required.
I read that earlier on, so I couldn't make a batch of these. The only way I could do it is to design something adjustable, which (as with everything) takes more time etc.

Top Gear TVR

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2,203 posts

99 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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These are adjustable: fore, aft, up, down by means of clearance holes in the bonnet web, clamping the actual position using 12mm bolts and finally drilling smaller locator holes. Left right by insertion of washers between brackets, left or right as needed.?

Edited by Top Gear TVR on Monday 11th July 21:21

Oldred_V8S

3,458 posts

183 months

Monday 11th July 2016
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Kitchski said:
I read that earlier on, so I couldn't make a batch of these. The only way I could do it is to design something adjustable, which (as with everything) takes more time etc.
Yes please thumbup

carsinthesun

71 posts

42 months

Tuesday 12th July 2016
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Whoops my apologise, I seem to have thrown the cat amongst the pigeons!

But anyway after somebody has made his millions please don't forget who started his business and who wanted one first, Lol.

Top Gear TVR

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2,203 posts

99 months

Tuesday 12th July 2016
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carsinthesun said:
Whoops my apologise, I seem to have thrown the cat amongst the pigeons!

But anyway after somebody has made his millions please don't forget who started his business and who wanted one first, Lol.
Go for it, it's a great mod.

mentall

280 posts

75 months

Tuesday 12th July 2016
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Kitchski said:
Jesus, what did I just get myself into laugh
We're just trying to keep HMS Morale afloat!

Top Gear TVR

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2,203 posts

99 months

Tuesday 12th July 2016
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Due to an attempt at modifying France, I will be working on my bonnet soon. If you need any dims, just ask.

Steve_D

12,521 posts

203 months

Tuesday 12th July 2016
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Hi. can you explain why the brackets are different designs?

Steve

Top Gear TVR

Original Poster:

2,203 posts

99 months

Tuesday 12th July 2016
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To bring the box section as close as poss to the wooden web of the bonnet, reducing the length of bolt and as such leverage on it. Both are within 12mm.

Steve_D

12,521 posts

203 months

Wednesday 13th July 2016
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Top Gear TVR said:
To bring the box section as close as poss to the wooden web of the bonnet, reducing the length of bolt and as such leverage on it. Both are within 12mm.
So does that mean the webs on the bonnet are offset to one side?

Steve

mk1fan

9,615 posts

170 months

Wednesday 13th July 2016
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Possibly. But also possible it is done to TVR tollerances. Or a combination of both.

Top Gear TVR

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2,203 posts

99 months

Wednesday 13th July 2016
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Mine are definitely offset on the V8.

v8s4me

6,393 posts

164 months

Wednesday 13th July 2016
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Top Gear TVR said:
Mine are definitely offset on the V8.
And mine.