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Old 28th March 2020, 20:55
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looks fantastic!
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Old 3rd April 2020, 18:35
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...... my current design causes the stay to rest on the engine cover which doesn't seem right to me as the engine moves slightly.
I need to rethink the bottom mount...
So the issue with the first version of my bonnet stays is that there is nowhere to clip it when not in use....

Bonnet stay issue by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

To solve the problem, I have replaced the lower fixing point with an m5 stainless steel ball joint.

Bonnet stay - version 2 by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Which means it can swing across and be clipped on a bracket fixed to the side bonnet.

Bonnet stay clip by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

The bracket for the bonnet stay clip was a bit of a challenge.

Bonnet stay clip bracket by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Moving on, I've been fitting the numerous bolts in the front wing (I think there are 15 or so) which takes some ingenious yoga positions to reach some of the nuts and bolts.

Wing fitting by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr


Then I can wire up the front lights. More on that next week.
Stay safe everyone....
....peter
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Old 4th April 2020, 17:01
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Moving on, I've been fitting the numerous bolts in the front wing (I think there are 15 or so) which takes some ingenious yoga positions to reach some of the nuts and bolts.
....peter
A dodge that I have used to good effect in the past is to use Evo Stik! Option 1 is to put a smear of it in a socket, then pop the nut or bolt in the socket and wait 5 minutes. You can the manoeuvre it into position, even downwards, while fitting the opposite bolt / nut into position. Option 2 is to Evo Stik the nut / bolt, plus washer if there is one, into position on the body, if neccessary using a dummy mandrel and again wait for the glue to set a bit.

The advantage is this method is that the Evo Stik is strong enough for the fitting operation but easily shears away if you later strip down. Any remnants of glue in the socket spanner can easily be scraped out. Peter.
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Old 4th April 2020, 20:04
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So the issue with the first version of my bonnet stays is that there is nowhere to clip it when not in use....

Bonnet stay issue by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

To solve the problem, I have replaced the lower fixing point with an m5 stainless steel ball joint.

Bonnet stay - version 2 by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Which means it can swing across and be clipped on a bracket fixed to the side bonnet.

Bonnet stay clip by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

The bracket for the bonnet stay clip was a bit of a challenge.

Bonnet stay clip bracket by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Moving on, I've been fitting the numerous bolts in the front wing (I think there are 15 or so) which takes some ingenious yoga positions to reach some of the nuts and bolts.

Wing fitting by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr


Then I can wire up the front lights. More on that next week.
Stay safe everyone....
....peter
Very nice indeed
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Old 5th April 2020, 08:59
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A dodge that I have used to good effect in the past is to use Evo Stik! Option 1 is to put a smear of it in a socket, then pop the nut or bolt in the socket and wait 5 minutes. You can the manoeuvre it into position, even downwards, while fitting the opposite bolt / nut into position. Option 2 is to Evo Stik the nut / bolt, plus washer if there is one, into position on the body, if neccessary using a dummy mandrel and again wait for the glue to set a bit.

The advantage is this method is that the Evo Stik is strong enough for the fitting operation but easily shears away if you later strip down. Any remnants of glue in the socket spanner can easily be scraped out. Peter.
Thanks Peter, that is a good tip i'll try next time on the other side of the car.
My tricks include putting a piece of PVC insulation tape across the head of the bolt and then wedging the bolt or nut in the socket. The tape thickness is just enough to hold the nut or bolt in the socket while you position it through the hole and the tape holds the washer in place. I also use all my socket set extensions joined together to give me about 18" extension to my arm. It's difficult to show in the pictures but the front wings are so large (and beautiful!) that you can't reach both sides of the nut and bolt.
All good fun though..........
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