Bonnet gas struts

8 years 2 months ago #70366 by Diesel Destroyer
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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8 years 2 months ago #70367 by Diesel Destroyer
I used these as the length is right

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BONNET-LIFTERS-GAS-ST...tem51a10765df&_uhb=1

Any other info/pics wanted please let me know.. Happy to help

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8 years 2 months ago #70381 by Luckymarine
Will keep this in mind, there's an Alfa Romeo Spider in the scrapyard with gas struts.

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8 years 2 months ago #70441 by Frostie
How easy/hard a mod is that then?

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8 years 2 months ago #70527 by Diesel Destroyer
Apart from the welding bit.. 30 min job...

Anyone with welding experince.. 45 min job

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8 years 2 months ago #70549 by Softly~Softly

Diesel Destroyer wrote: . Happy to help



Added to my list :P

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8 years 2 months ago #70592 by Diesel Destroyer
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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8 years 2 months ago #70598 by PQD44
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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8 years 2 months ago - 8 years 2 months ago #70600 by David Aiketgate
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:

David
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8 years 2 months ago #70601 by PQD44
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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8 years 2 months ago #70609 by Softly~Softly

PQD44 wrote: 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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8 years 2 months ago #70687 by Diesel Destroyer
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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