Height to bonnet hinge point

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#1 Height to bonnet hinge point

Post by AshM » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:34 am

Could someone do me a favour and measure the distance from the floor to the point on the front frame where the bonnet hinge is attached.

My front suspension is all re-fitted but not setup accurately. I was hoping to get it back as-is to the engine builder to setup all of the front end geometry professionally as part of his shakedown work. But am worried that as it has all settled it is going to be too low to take the bonnet which will be a pain as it will involve torsion bar adjustments.

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Ash
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#2 Re: Height to bonnet hinge point

Post by Gfhug » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:44 am

Ash: 240mm to centre of bolt head. My front suspension was renewed and set up a year or two ago and everything was in normal geometry range.

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#3 Re: Height to bonnet hinge point

Post by Ian Cooke » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:45 pm

Hi Ash

Not wanting to confuse things but mine sits slightly higher than Geoff's at 250 mm to the centre of the bolt head. That said, my front suspension hasnt been touched for at least 5 years.

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#4 Re: Height to bonnet hinge point

Post by AshM » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:15 pm

Thanks both.

I just wanted to get some idea of what height my frame needs to be sitting at if I am going to get the bonnet on.

That gives me a ballpark which is all I need.

Appreciate the feedback.

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