My own '72 uses a front hinged 1500 shape bonnet with lots of bonnet pins,
catches and dowels. Untidy and slightly rattly. 2 bolts and a caravan
electrical plug allows the entire front to be removed to the garage to give
access. Worked perfectly when it has the twin-cam engine (frequent engine
pulls). John Farell in Hampshire has a hand crafted GRP bonnet with
innerwings and rad surround moulded in. He builds GRP boat hulls for a
living and the louvered front end is a work of art. He has a (Metro) Turbo
motor. When working on the engine he can sit on the front tyre as the
cantilever hinges allow the bonnet to rise to the vertical.
----- Original Message -----
From <DLancer7676 at cs.com>
To: <Toby@intri-plex.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 26 October 2000 01:47
Subject: Re: Foward tilting non-bugeye bonnet.
> In a message dated 10/25/2000 7:55:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Toby@intri-plex.com writes:
> << Has anybody under took such a project? >>
> Seems to me a forward tilting bonnet would just be in the way, as much as
> have to consult our engines. It wouldn't afford ME enough room to work.
> --David C.