New Design Hinges = Wide Open Bonnet

New Design Hinges = Wide Open Bonnet

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jrb43

575 posts

201 months

Monday 30th June 2014
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I'd settle for being able to top up the oil without inviting Nadia Comaneci round or knocking myself unconscious. I've come to think I might be asking too much... Thank you!

Whitenoise1

197 posts

85 months

Wednesday 2nd July 2014
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With pip pins sounds like a complete solution.

Andy

BuzzBillsberry

1,304 posts

177 months

Wednesday 2nd July 2014
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Pip pins? What are they? any pictures installed

Cheers

Buzz

chris watton

22,162 posts

206 months

Wednesday 2nd July 2014
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BuzzBillsberry said:
Pip pins? What are they? any pictures installed

Cheers

Buzz
I was gonna ask the same, but thought I'd be pilloried for not knowing how they worked...hehe

twinreal

300 posts

101 months

Thursday 3rd July 2014
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See Sevenman on the second page:


Sevenman said:
restless*native said:
The idea of opening wider to gain access is good, but what about a set of quick release hinges to allow total removal of bonnet, has anyone tried this approach?
They already exist. It is a 2 person job to remove the bonnet safely, but it is very quick. TrackVRoad did these for me.






Pursyluv

1,702 posts

120 months

Thursday 3rd July 2014
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Just hinges that open fully would be ace

BuzzBillsberry

1,304 posts

177 months

Friday 4th July 2014
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twinreal said:
Thanks for that.

Buzz

SteveSPG

2,117 posts

148 months

Monday 9th March 2015
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any updates on the hinges??

BuzzBillsberry

1,304 posts

177 months

Tuesday 10th March 2015
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Ditto Steve SPG

Buzz

jrb43

575 posts

201 months

Wednesday 11th March 2015
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ditto

Although I've concussed myself so many times on the bonnet I've forgotten what we're talking about biggrin

NJP

119 posts

202 months

Thursday 12th March 2015
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I would be really interested in a set too please!

RobertoBlanco

264 posts

75 months

Friday 13th March 2015
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[EDIT] never mind... stupid me.

ChrisPap

Original Poster:

390 posts

100 months

Thursday 19th March 2015
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Hi All,

sorry for the delay on this but it's now finally moving on!

I've done some CAD drawings and they are with an engineering company for prototyping at the moment.

They will be CNC cut from mild steel and plated (or maybe stainless steel depending on desire and price)

We have looked into incorporating a quick release function as well but a useable QR system greatly increases the price and given the angle the bonnet will now open to, it doesn't seem necessary or worthwhile.

The system will use the exiting bonnet mountings, and the original hinge stud, but will require two holes drilling into the fibreglass on each side forward of the old hinge. They won't be visible from outside if you ever remove the hinge.

The engineers won't be drawn on price until the first unit is finished (which I will trial) but I am currently estimating the pricing will be around 250 pound mark, but I will update this as the details come together.

For now, to help me get a handle on the order, can those of you interested please place your name in the list below?

Thanks,
Chris





ChrisPap

Original Poster:

390 posts

100 months

Thursday 19th March 2015
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List for new bottet hinges (Tamora and T350)

1. ChrisPap
2.
3.
4.
5.
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gacksen

677 posts

89 months

Thursday 19th March 2015
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List for new bottet hinges (Tamora and T350)

1. ChrisPap
2. gacksen
3.
4.
5.


SteveO...

464 posts

171 months

Thursday 19th March 2015
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List for new bonnet hinges (Tamora and T350)

1. ChrisPap
2. gacksen
3. SteveO...
4.
5.

craigcaf

184 posts

87 months

Thursday 19th March 2015
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List for new bonnet hinges (Tamora and T350)

1. ChrisPap
2. gacksen
3. SteveO...
4. craigcaf
5.


mk1fan

9,629 posts

171 months

Thursday 19th March 2015
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Price estimate is eye opener.

I won't put my name down just yet as I'd like to know the price first. Surely the cost of plating mild steel is more than the extra cost of doing it in stainless steel?

Once the price is confirmed I'll let you know. I'm not being tight, I might need three sets!

RobertoBlanco

264 posts

75 months

Thursday 19th March 2015
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Chris, if you're right about the 250 Pound mark, then I'll have to decline. This doesn't reflect its worth even if it was made from stainless steel. Plus you have to irreversibly alter the original bonnet. Given the fact that I'll lust more after a quick release, than wide opening bonnet this makes it even less intriguing.
Sorry for the harsh words, but so is reality.
Thank you anyway for all your efforts. I really appreciate what you're doing for the community.

K4TRV

1,818 posts

198 months

Thursday 19th March 2015
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mk1fan said:
Price estimate is eye opener.

I won't put my name down just yet as I'd like to know the price first. Surely the cost of plating mild steel is more than the extra cost of doing it in stainless steel?

Once the price is confirmed I'll let you know. I'm not being tight, I might need three sets!
Chris,

Sorry, but..............as above and I would only want a single set!

T