Archive for August, 2009


New bonnet hinges (Installation)

posted by eraser 1,262 views

Further to the Previous post, i thought i would document the steps i installed the bonnet hinges on with. (please excuse the car as its in the middle of being done up).


The above pic is just showing what and where the securing bolt and sir clip are. (I have removed the bonnet first to make life easy.).


The above pic is a closeup of the 13mm bolt that needs removal.


This is a closeup of the Sir Clip on the bottom of the original hinge.


Above is a pic of the Cir clip off and the bonnet hinge bottom bit removed.


Both stock hinges are now removed.


New shiny shiny hinges attached to the bonnet. You can see the three adjustment holes for the bonnet to open different amounts (i ended up using the smallest one as it would just clear and i didn’t want to stuff around re adjusting).


This is a closeup of one of the hinges with the new 13mm bolt (unsure if this is the correct side for that black spacer but it worked in the end :P )


You need someone to help you hold the bonnet whilst you do up the nuts (otherwise you can expect to loose some fingers), Hi Joanne (My other half)


Gas strut installed on the Left. It just pops into the hinge and pops onto the original hinge mount on the bottom (the one with the sir clip)


Closeup of the RHS, again looking good (unlike the rest of the inside of the bonnet.)

Here is a quick shot of how hot it looks opening and closing.

Now again i will apologize for the state of the car as I’m working on it as i get money and time, the car detracts from the awesome hinges. Again i cant say enough about them ;) .


New bonnet Hinges.

posted by eraser 2,028 views

I was gettign worried, these items were sent over 2 weeks ago and i hadnt heard hide nor hair of them. Untill Thursday (6/8/09) when i called the post office (all my packages get left there regardless whether I’m home or not), Luckily their was a package sitting there since the 24th, i just had apparently not gotten a little slip telling me to pick it up (not sure why they didn’t give it to me as i have picked up about 6 other packages in that time).

Anyway to the good bits.


These are the hinges made by AVD member RBS79, from the first time i saw them i knew i wanted some. $150 is a bargain for hand crafted gold like these (he has a few for sale check I haven’t got round to putting them onto the car (but i may tomorrow if i get a free minute) but here are a few pics of the un-boxing to tie you over.


Beautifully packaged, and presented, RBS79 took the time to bag all the nuts needed and wire tie it all together.


Here is the hinge (strut?) straight out of the packaging. :D i cant get over the work that really has gone into this. All i can say is Shiney Shiney, and not a sharp barb in site. I cant say enough about the quality of these items. When i get round to putting these on (hopefully tomorrow) i will do a step by step pic tutorial, to show you how easy (or not) it is.