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Fitting the Bonnet & Louver Side Panels  Part 1

 

   

Bonnet Hinge 

This is the part that took me ages.  I was very careful at this stage, as it is the part that you want to look right.

I followed the manual exactly, well almost I preferred to err on the side of caution. Reading and re-reading the manual and trying dummy fits to make sure that I did not cut anything away that I shouldn't.

We fitted the bonnet hinge and cut it to the length stated, remembering not to cut the hinge pin.

The hinge is quite long and then we cut the flaps to fit one on to the scuttle and one on to the plywood surround at the radiator.

The hinge itself has to be filed down in order to clear the CBU just above where the black air intake is on the photo.  Also note where it is cut to clear the plywood radiator surround. Careful again please note that the Hinge Pin is not cut.

Bonnet Tops

Then Kenny cut out the edges of the bonnet flanges and the same on the louver side panels so that they could fit  in between the scuttle and the plywood surround.

Kenny cut the bonnet at this stage following the manual but I asked him to cut it 1/4 inch proud of the factory measurements.

He drilled holes for the pop rivets in the bonnet skins and fitted them to the bonnet hinge.  

Louver Side Panels

Next the louver sides were clamped to the bonnet and cut still 1/4 inch proud. Mistake No.2  It took me days to file the panels down to the correct fit and I was using wing piping round the scuttle and on the plywood. So much for caution.

The louver panels were left clamped to the bonnet at this point and we continued with the rear boot panels.

 

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