Bonnet gapping along bulkhead

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#1 Bonnet gapping along bulkhead

Post by gmunro » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:26 am

Hi Gents,

I am very close to the completion of the body shell restoration of my 1967, Series 1, 4.2 OTS but have hit a problem with the bonnet gap. We have managed to get all the gapping round the doors and boot really even but on fitting the bonnet, I have come across a gapping problem. With no shims fitted between the bonnet hinges and the bonnet I have a significant gap all along the edge of the bulkhead where the bonnet rests on the landing seal.

I have heard that modified hinges may be available to fix this problem, i.e. to bring the bonnet several mm closer towards the windscreen, so here I am on the forum seeking help.

Have any of you heard of such modified hinges and if so, where I should go to source them.

Many thanks as always gents, (and ladies of course!). :helpsign:

Yours aye,

George
1967 Series 1 OTS

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#2 Re: Bonnet gapping along bulkhead

Post by ManniB » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:50 am

1972 E type 2+2 Willow Green

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#3 Re: Bonnet gapping along bulkhead

Post by mgcjag » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:30 pm

Hi George....i suggest you read this whole thread befor just fitting new hinges...pay particular attention to the posts from Angelw...Bill....a regular poster here...Steve https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/extendi ... gth/373768
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#4 Re: Bonnet gapping along bulkhead

Post by gmunro » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:51 pm

Many thanks Steve and thanks also for such a speedy reply.

Yours aye,

George
1967 Series 1 OTS

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