I used small brass cabinet hinges with #8 sheet metal screws into the
bonnet and #10 machine screws into floating nut plates on the front edge of
the upper air duct (where the mounting screws for the grille are). It
sounds flimsy, but the hood is quite stiff across the front end, and the
self-aligning feature of the floating nut plates makes it easy. I use
NASCAR-type pin locks at the scuttle end for hold-downs. This has been
working for a couple of years and I'm very satisfied.
On the road again
At 08:57 AM 11/8/2002 -0800, bill b. wrote:
>--- Clayton La Baw <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I changed my '67 "bonnet" to a front-hinged
> > arrangement. It provides much
> > more convenient access AND never comes unlatched on
> > fast bumpy roads (anymore).
>It may be your pattern I have been following for front
>hinging just the bonnet itself. Is it on a web site?
>Instead of one long hinge I have been working with two
>heavy duty brass plated door hinges that came from a
>building demolition. Really sturdy parts. Alignment is
>a bit of a problem. But with jigling and using the
>correct vocabulary they should work. Just seems like
>the whole front end tilt would give better access to
>the suspension etc in the long run.
>cheers, bill b. '69 Sprite
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