New Design Hinges = Wide Open Bonnet

New Design Hinges = Wide Open Bonnet

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Sevenman

604 posts

129 months

Monday 13th May 2013
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That covers it, I couldn't find a link to the pins.

ChrisPap said:
but I'm sure for a little extra they might be able to clean up the grind marks for you and re-plate or even just paint the hinges so they don't rust! wink
There is always a long list of things that could be done...


Edited by Sevenman on Monday 13th May 07:54

LeeT350c

575 posts

118 months

Monday 13th May 2013
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Sorry to jump in on your hinge thread. Glad to see other owners thinking about how to improve / subtle mods etc.

I do have an easy fit (cost effective) solution to the whole one man bonnet removal situation.

As usual my spare time is limited so have not produced / advertised it yet. Will see if I can look at soon.

Sorry for the tease but it also needs to be perfect or I won't sell it.

Cheers. Lee.

Mattt

16,316 posts

155 months

Monday 13th May 2013
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Any hints?

Snakes

588 posts

190 months

Sunday 26th May 2013
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LeeT350c said:
Sorry to jump in on your hinge thread. Glad to see other owners thinking about how to improve / subtle mods etc.

I do have an easy fit (cost effective) solution to the whole one man bonnet removal situation.

As usual my spare time is limited so have not produced / advertised it yet. Will see if I can look at soon.

Sorry for the tease but it also needs to be perfect or I won't sell it.

Cheers. Lee.
...and once you've sorted out the bonnet removal gubbins you can work on a neat solution for preventing fuel splash-back on filling a T350! There will be plenty of takers for both. Having bought most of your stuff so far I'm in!

TOV!E

2,016 posts

171 months

Sunday 26th May 2013
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Walford said:
Because they spent all they time and money trying to get the Speed6 engine reliable
Grant,your comments are starting to get on my tits, why o why do you keep on about the speed six.
its a proper Tuscan with one fitted, not a hybrid please leave us alone i cant stand it anymore hehe

Edited by TOV!E on Sunday 26th May 19:05

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Walford

2,259 posts

103 months

Monday 27th May 2013
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I have completely dismantled and rebuilt a Tuscan, and without people like me posting tech stuff on here this info would never get into the public domain,

50 % of the parts wiki is from my posts

I would now like to start a wiki with the MkI Tuscan wiring harness and pinouts on

sorry if a bit of humour offends

.

blackiepaul

1,970 posts

131 months

Sunday 16th February 2014
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Hi All, did anything happen from this? Can you buy the hinges?

Thanks, Paul....

K4TRV

1,813 posts

189 months

Sunday 16th February 2014
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blackiepaul said:
Hi All, did anything happen from this? Can you buy the hinges?

Thanks, Paul....
^^ +1 ^^ ????????????

Trev

mk1fan

9,401 posts

162 months

Sunday 16th February 2014
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Me three??????

ShiDevil

2,283 posts

111 months

Sunday 16th February 2014
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Demon Tweeks quick release pins for the front smile Job done smile Easy on and off then.

RobertoBlanco

264 posts

66 months

Sunday 16th February 2014
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ShiDevil said:
Demon Tweeks quick release pins for the front smile Job done smile Easy on and off then.
Steve, could you be more specific which one you use?

Found this:
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/bonnet-p...

But cannot quite understand how it works just from the pic...Maybe you have a picture of your setup?

ShiDevil

2,283 posts

111 months

Sunday 16th February 2014
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RobertoBlanco said:
Steve, could you be more specific which one you use?

Found this:
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/bonnet-p...

But cannot quite understand how it works just from the pic...Maybe you have a picture of your setup?
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/bonnet-pins-fasteners/demon-tweeks-pip-pin

My mate Gareth has these on his which we're put on by TrackVRoad. They replace the bolts on the front sides of the bonnet ensuring easier access to the engine bay e.g. Easier to get on and off. I've just ordered some too as these seem to be very effective. Little pricey but Hey Ho smile Dimensions of pins can differ.

ChrisPap

Original Poster:

390 posts

91 months

Sunday 16th February 2014
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Hi guys,

Still planning to do these but life overtook me somewhat! I have prototypes and CAD drawings done. Just need to find a manufacturer, which I'll get around to soon-ish.

konrad.holl

261 posts

142 months

Monday 17th February 2014
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ChrisPap said:
Hi guys,

Still planning to do these but life overtook me somewhat! I have prototypes and CAD drawings done. Just need to find a manufacturer, which I'll get around to soon-ish.
woohoo

SteveSPG

2,114 posts

139 months

Monday 17th February 2014
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ShiDevil said:
RobertoBlanco said:
Steve, could you be more specific which one you use?

Found this:
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/bonnet-p...

But cannot quite understand how it works just from the pic...Maybe you have a picture of your setup?
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/bonnet-pins-fasteners/demon-tweeks-pip-pin

My mate Gareth has these on his which we're put on by TrackVRoad. They replace the bolts on the front sides of the bonnet ensuring easier access to the engine bay e.g. Easier to get on and off. I've just ordered some too as these seem to be very effective. Little pricey but Hey Ho smile Dimensions of pins can differ.
any pics of this in situ? my car has captive bolts in the inner wing that the bonnet fixes to....had thought about drilling a hole in the bolt and using an R clip instead of the nut, but this would be better

clive f

7,232 posts

170 months

Monday 17th February 2014
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nice idea, but what happens when the wind tries to blow it open further will it damage anything, does the hinge stop it from going all the way back?
looks like the bonnet stay is just a temporary prop?

not knocking it, I think its great, just trying to see if there is a downside.

ShiDevil

2,283 posts

111 months

Monday 17th February 2014
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SteveSPG said:
any pics of this in situ? my car has captive bolts in the inner wing that the bonnet fixes to....had thought about drilling a hole in the bolt and using an R clip instead of the nut, but this would be better
I'll post some when I fit it. Just waiting for them to turn up. The good thing is you don't have to drill additional holes it works with the existing thus preserving the integrity of the car etc, if you want to revert back.

RobertoBlanco

264 posts

66 months

Monday 17th February 2014
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ShiDevil said:
I'll post some when I fit it. Just waiting for them to turn up. The good thing is you don't have to drill additional holes it works with the existing thus preserving the integrity of the car etc, if you want to revert back.
Exactly!

If you're done with the mod please give us a heads-up. Not a priority for me at the moment, but i think defo worth the money if you can quickly remove the bonnet. Hopefully the sizes fit and the bonnet is safely secured with these pins. Not keen on loosing the bonnet during an outing.

ShiDevil

2,283 posts

111 months

Monday 17th February 2014
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RobertoBlanco said:
Exactly!

If you're done with the mod please give us a heads-up. Not a priority for me at the moment, but i think defo worth the money if you can quickly remove the bonnet. Hopefully the sizes fit and the bonnet is safely secured with these pins. Not keen on loosing the bonnet during an outing.
Scroll up to page 2, I'm only doing what's been done before and there's plenty of photos and a more detailed review. TrackVRoad thought it would be a good idea smile

K4TRV

1,813 posts

189 months

Sunday 23rd February 2014
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ChrisPap said:
Hi guys,

Still planning to do these but life overtook me somewhat! I have prototypes and CAD drawings done. Just need to find a manufacturer, which I'll get around to soon-ish.
Excellent, get soonish down to something we can relate to??

Thought of the "realease-pins", but you still need two-people/and or still winds and somewhere to place the bonnet without damage whilst working in a tight garage??

The redesigned hinge would be a better solution for me..........I do unbolt my bonnet and now have the "knack" single-handed to remove it? The new hinge would let me do most of what/why I remove the bonnet for....!!

T