Aug-12-09

New bonnet hinges (Installation)

posted by eraser 1,145 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).

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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.).

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

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

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

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Both stock hinges are now removed.

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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).

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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 )

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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)

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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)

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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 ;) .

Aug-20-08

Front Seal and rust.

posted by eraser 27,451 views

Okies first sign of rust on my little 1968.

This rust was under the front bonnet seal (or was the front bonnet seal) i grabbed a Flathead screwdriver and a nice trusty hamer and broke all the tacks off the front seal.

I will grind these down to nothing, now alot of you are thinking ok how does the rubber stick on the bonnet now, well the mexicans in their wisdom have designed a seal that sticks to the bonnet itself (ETA unknown).

Ground down nice and flat, used a wire brush on an angle grinder to do it (well to be honest father took over that job and did a great job)

Put bristle’s rust converter on the rust and man does it do an amazing job (later found out the fumes are cancer causing), But can i please note if you do this dont do it near somewhere where your workign, this black stuff gets all over you and it takes days to get it off (and never off your clothes).

Also found out they made rear mexican seals so off came the rear seal. Also in this picture you can see the shithouse job the repair shop did painting and bogging the rear apron.. (not a big issue you will see why soon). In this picture you can also see the ATF tank.

The damn black rust converter

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