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I made bonnet hinges with rod end joints, next is to find bonnet catches the originals were Herald/Spitfire, but looking on ebay look to be rare these days, I had a look on the Car Builder website for something suitable, any suggestions out there??
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Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:31 pm
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Doors and bonnet attached, will have to make shims to pack out the door hinges a little to get a better alignment
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Next is to take the body off again to bond in the boot, drip tray and filler bit below the rear window
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Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:39 pm
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Hi John

Not having studied the coupe bonnet I might be wide of the mark here (no change here) how about;

http://www.aerocatch.com/?gclid=CKOboeK ... tAod90YAtg

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Hi Malcolm, thanks for that, the Aerocatch 3 could be the one to go for there is a moulded recess in the bonnet side, so I will have to check the size to see if they can match up, or cover the recess completely.
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Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:14 pm
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Try here...

http://www.europaspares.com/triumph-bonnet-catch.html


Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:36 pm
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Thanks Andy, even better :D
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Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:57 am
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So I have been in touch with Eurospares who have herald toggle catches, but apparently not the bit inside it hooks onto :( anybody like to look under thier bonnet and like to make me a little sketch or snap and post a picture for me.
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Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:58 am
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Your rapid progress is putting me to shame although I do have the body shell repaired but not finished.
I like your bonnet hinges, is there any vertical adjustment?
Looked on my car and there's never been any brackets for the catches
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Ken you are a gem, I would guess the slots are for 1/4 bolts so can scale it off, will place an order with Euro spares
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Will provide sizes tonight.


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gtmman wrote:
Your rapid progress is putting me to shame although I do have the body shell repaired but not finished.
I like your bonnet hinges, is there any vertical adjustment?
Looked on my car and there's never been any brackets for the catches
Eric

Hi Eric, at my advanced age I can’t afford to progress slowly!! The rod end hinges have no vertical adjustment, I set the bonnet into position with a bike stand and wood packing blocks, I set the horizontal position with lock nuts in the rod end bolts, then made 2 x 7mm thick spacers to replace the nuts.
After leaving your house on the Friday my renta tranni got stuck in 2nd gear so crawled to Werrington Park before calling the breakdown service to fix it, (lots of WD40 and a little brute force) I got 2 x 2nd places for the Sat & Sun events that was the thanks for helping the chap who beat me repair his car after he had an off!!
Must press on, time is flying
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Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:29 pm
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I have ordered (temp out of stock) the herald bonnet catches from Europa Spares and made the 2 hooks scaled off Kens photo, thats a nice new shiny one you have there Ken :lol:
Thanks all
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Just to let you know I have not gone on strike, but my house compuer has and I can't downsize pictures on my office pc :oops:I resize and save with a new name and nothing happened :cry:
My R-H rack has become L-H and I found a u-j to fit, I found 9" Nissan disks and calipers with the rears having a hand brake operation and am well on the road to making front & rear caliper brackets,plan to be on the lathe in a 4 jaw chuck tomorrow to make the 3" mini hub location hole, what I've not found are Mini suspension and steering bits, so am making lower arms and tie rods to go with the upper arms I made, I brought back measurerments of my ex Jedi AVO dampers so can fabricate the mounts without them. The cage is back out of the car, complete apart from the steering column mounts and painted.
If any body can tell me why my pictures do not resize with windows XP I will post
John


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