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Old 21st November 2015, 06:45
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Looks like you will be spending more time on your bonet holder than on your actual bonet!
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Old 21st November 2015, 07:41
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That will be finished today.
Plus the connectors to allow me to attach and detach the headlight wiring easily.
New headlights and indicators should be delivered Monday.
Then swap the bonnets over,
fit the grill.
sort out the bonnet hatch,
A bit of sanding
Splash of paint
And we are on the road

How long can that take? Hope to finish it before I am out of the cast, we'll maybe not the paint...
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Old 21st November 2015, 09:16
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By the sounds of it they way youve put it, it should be ready for next weekend?
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Old 21st November 2015, 11:29
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That's the aim. Frame made and bonnet hanging safely. Stop for lunch and the do the connectors for the headlights. Driving next weekend but ready for paint a bit later.

It is good to set yourself deadlines...


...they make a lovely whoosh noise as they pass.
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Old 21st November 2015, 12:25
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Well the connectors fitting is on hold. Why did I buy three wire connectors to connect four wires?

I have looked at the list I wrote and it said 4 way connectors.
I have looked at my sketches and there are 4 wires.
I opened the packets and they are 3 way connectors and the place I bought them is closed all weekend.

I suppose I could remove the fan cover and move back the power steering cooler but there doesn't seem much point until I fit the bonnet so I can confirm the sizing and I can't do that until I get the connectors. Grr...

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Old 21st November 2015, 13:30
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Nick, try these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PitKing-Pr...EAAOSwofxUfQ7C

Expensive, as the price show is for one only not a pair, but very nice quality.

Or something like these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAVY-DUTY...4AAOSw-vlVkrX6

Both can be height adjusted to make sure the back edge of the bonnet sits level.
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Old 21st November 2015, 16:42
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A few pictures from today

The amazing bonnet holder that lets me push the bonnet around the garage on my own.


Hung by the hinge on metal rod.


Stores neatly in the corner


Drilled the holes to fit the front of the bonnet and amazingly they all lined up properly


Except for one corner that dips in a bit. Hopefully if I push it up for a while and wave some heat it might decide to fit properly.

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Old 23rd November 2015, 17:55
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Lights arrived today. Now do I spend the time preparing the bonnet in the warmth of the garage or do I just whack the lights in, slam it on the car and rag it around half done?

Cast your votes / opinions here...
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Old 23rd November 2015, 18:01
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Lights arrived today. Now do I spend the time preparing the bonnet in the warmth of the garage or do I just whack the lights in, slam it on the car and rag it around half done?

Cast your votes / opinions here...
Nick I can't believe you are asking such a question.
While im still to meet you in person im sure im not alone when I feel we have come to know you well from your posts and video blogs.

So I await the latest video blog im guessing before the weekend entitled "300swb"
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Old 24th November 2015, 15:27
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Progress has been slow because while I did order the headlights, bowls, chrome surrounds and indicators I failed to order any suitable cable or connectors.

I had a spare hour over lunch today and decided to fit the headlights anyway.

As I am on a pair of crutches at the moment working standing up is not really an option so I laid some old carpet on the floor and rested the bonnet on that

Before


After


Working sat on a garage floor is every bit as fun as it sounds. It takes be a couple of minutes to maneuver from sitting to standing so it is important to get all the tools together at the start...
...not forgetting the drill bit...
...no, not that one, the other drill bit...
...and the screws...
...and screw driver...

Also the garage vacuum is essential while drilling and grinding the glassfibre as all the dust just falls on the floor, where I am sat.

Anyway, hopefully the cable and connectors will arrive tomorrow and I might even get the indicators fitted tonight. Still targeting the weekend to be on the road!

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Old 24th November 2015, 15:28
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Not sure why the pictures are different sizes, the car didn;t grow suddenly while my back was turned did it?
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Old 24th November 2015, 18:59
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The hole for the indicators was different to the bits I had but with a paddle bit and nibbler bit I made them fit


Kind of round


And now with indicators.


Hopefully the cable and connectors arrive tomorrow so i can get it wired up ready for fitting.

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Old 24th November 2015, 19:53
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pictures are not visable,only to me or??????
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Old 24th November 2015, 19:57
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I cant see any pics wca posts, only little square boxes.
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Old 24th November 2015, 20:29
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Hmm. I will try and make them public. I can see them fine

Any better?

Google pictures seems to have changed recently so I have had issues like this. Might switch to Photobucket
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Old 24th November 2015, 22:56
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Hmm. I will try and make them public. I can see them fine

Any better?

Google pictures seems to have changed recently so I have had issues like this. Might switch to Photobucket
nope
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Old 25th November 2015, 08:57
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Okay - let me know if you can see the pictures now please.
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Old 25th November 2015, 09:13
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See them all now.
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Old 25th November 2015, 09:38
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Before I could see the photos in Post #112, but not #107 or #110.

Now I can see #110, but still not #107.
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Old 25th November 2015, 10:32
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Hopefully that is the full set.

For some reason the new photos didn't inherit the correct permissions from the collection they were in so I had to reload them.
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