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Bonnet gas struts 9 years 1 week ago #70366

Daz asked for a few pics of how I did my bonnet lifters so thought I'd share them on here for anyone interested

They open the bonnet to same height as the original bar..


The lower end of the strut mounts to the centre hole on the wing.. The kit comes with the fittings needed


The upper mount is a little more tricky... I opted for welding the supplied ball joint to the bonnet hinge.. The hole for the ball joint is already in the hinge.. But fixing it to the hinge is tricky.. So opted to weld it on (ball joint is stainless)


Only real issue is the lower ball joint mount fouls the bonnet when shut.. So had to dress the underside of the bonnet back a little with a ball pen hammer
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Re: Bonnet gas struts 9 years 1 week ago #70367



Any other info/pics wanted please let me know.. Happy to help
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Re: Bonnet gas struts 9 years 1 week ago #70381

Will keep this in mind, there's an Alfa Romeo Spider in the scrapyard with gas struts.

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Re: Bonnet gas struts 9 years 1 week ago #70441

How easy/hard a mod is that then?

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Re: Bonnet gas struts 9 years 1 week ago #70527

Apart from the welding bit.. 30 min job...

Anyone with welding experince.. 45 min job
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Re: Bonnet gas struts 9 years 1 week ago #70549

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. Happy to help



Added to my list :P

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Re: Bonnet gas struts 9 years 6 days ago #70592

If anyone wants a trip to Swindon Im happy weld the ball joints to your bonnet hinges..

Or source spare hinges and post them to me?

Takes 2 mins to weld the bits on

It makes a real difference not having that bar in the way at the front
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Re: Bonnet gas struts 9 years 6 days ago #70598

Would also stop the bonnet dropping on my head when I forget the MGF doesn't have gas struts like my other cars :pinch:

:lol:

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Re: Bonnet gas struts 9 years 6 days ago #70600

Wouldn't stop me clouting my head on the raised latch when I lean into the open bonnet area though.:nonod:

Damn painful too!:omg:
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Re: Bonnet gas struts 9 years 6 days ago #70601

You look well protected from a bump on head David

Perhaps you need a hard hat too :lol:

Allan your offer to weld peoples bonnet hinges is a very generous, thank you :beer:

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Re: Bonnet gas struts 9 years 6 days ago #70609

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Would also stop the bonnet dropping on my head when I forget the MGF doesn't have gas struts like my other cars :pinch:

:lol:



My boot is by far the worse :pinch:

Since fitting my rear spoiler it has hit me on the head 7 times :coat:

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Re: Bonnet gas struts 9 years 6 days ago #70687

Boot struts are next on the list for evelopment Jan..

I want the gas struts to lift the boot lid on their own...
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