Bonnet hinges

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Julian.P
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#1 Bonnet hinges

Post by Julian.P » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:09 pm

Chaps my bonnet has been fitted with odd hinge brackets, only one has a part number stamped in the casting C16803, can’t find anything on the nett that relates to this number so I’m unsure which bracket is correct. I have also purchased a set of nylon bushes are these normally really tight fitting in the hinge bracket?

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265bhp
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#2 Re: Bonnet hinges

Post by 265bhp » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:12 pm

Hi Julian

The part with the number which has the chamfered inner surface is an older (original) type...the one with a radius is a later, possibly repro item....at least that’s what I believe having done some digging around for my 63 car
I had the same situation and tracked down another original...(my OCD... :bigrin: )

I asked here on the forum and was kindly answered

Best
Jonathan
1963 3.8 FHC in slow restoration mode

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#3 Re: Bonnet hinges

Post by Robbiee » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:53 am

Hi Julian
Thomas Haddocks book shows 3 hinge types!
Your slimmer , rounded one is an early hinge ...mostly up to Feb 1962. However some are found on later cars
It seems the majority changed to the beefier more squared off version in early 1962
Ribbie
Robbie 1962 3.8 Coupe OSG 1962 OTS ODG

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