mei 152018

In the last months I have been busy with removing all old layers of paint from the bonnet and front wings. So it is now time to give the bonnet a new fresh layer of paint. In order to ensure that the adhesion of the paint to the aluminum is good, an epoxy primer must first be applied. Secondly a fresh layer of pearl grey paint will be applied.

Parts need for mounting the bonnet

Bonnet painted with epoxy primer on the inside


Now that all individual parts are finished the Bonnet can be mounted onto the body. Next step is the adjustment of the bonnet onto the front wings and body. If these adjustments are all OK the small piece of metal, located between both front wings, can be welled into his place. This will be the last part of the bodywork for the front side of the car.

Bonnet hings mounted between body and bonnet

Bonnet painted on the inside

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apr 292020

This mechanism is used to open, close and lock the bonnet. With a cable, operated from the dash, this mechanism can be released. To prevent the bonnet jumps open during driving an extra hook is mounted which must be pulled forward by hand before the bonnet can be opened.

Parts needed to rebuild the bonnet catch and release mechanism

The metal strips between the bonnet and catch plate are installed to divert the air flow. The radiator is only 16″ wide while the opening in the grill is only 8″wide. The “air deflectors” should make it possible to cooling down the whole radiator surface. This was not an optimal solution because most cars suffer from overheated cooling systems, during hot summer days.

Bonnet catch and release mechanism with the air deflectors

 Posted by at 15:12
apr 272020

The bonnet prop consist of two brackets and a rod. When the bonnet is open the rod is place on the bracket nearby the radiator. When the bonnet is closed the rod is placed in the rubber clamp in the middle of the bonnet nearby the hings. (See photo)

Parts needed to rebuild the bonnet prop

Bonnet prop mounted

On internet I see different type of clamps for the “closed position”. But the original pop rivet holes are different and the original bracket looks original to me. I removed the metal clip (left side) and replaced it with a rubber clip, which I removed from a new one bought on internet (right side)

Original one mounted on my car
New ones found on internet

 Posted by at 20:08