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davidt
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:15 pm

I like a bit of bling under the bonnet so myself and a fellow zoner have changed a few things
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Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:33 pm

:bling: :bling: :bling: :bling: :bling: Wayne has gone BLING !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:47 pm

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Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:22 am

Made these bonnet supports for extra safety at car meets when the wind gets up.
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:42 pm

What a great idea for the heavy bonnet :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Have you thought of making more of these to sell to fellow zoners as they are good peace of mind for when you are under the bonnet ?? :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

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Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:50 pm

Just a bit of background I had the bonnet come down on my head putting me in hospital, so never trusted the gas strut even though they were genuine BMW parts. I will look into your suggestion Mart, maybe do a video on how to make them.
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:47 pm

martauto wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:42 pm
What a great idea for the heavy bonnet :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Have you thought of making more of these to sell to fellow zoners as they are good peace of mind for when you are under the bonnet ?? :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Mart.
thats a really good idea,

i've had a bonnet drop on my back after a gust of wind caught it, i'm mindfull of it happening again so i either use a bungee cord on the inner frame of the bonnet or an old broom handle to keep it up.

i'm sure there would be a few willing to buy them as "insurance" so to speak.
if it's got t*ts or wheels it's bound to be trouble...............prove me wrong.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:29 pm

davidt wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:50 pm
Just a bit of background I had the bonnet come down on my head putting me in hospital, so never trusted the gas strut even though they were genuine BMW parts. I will look into your suggestion Mart, maybe do a video on how to make them.
Any help will do mate :clap: :clap:

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Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:00 pm

Added Some more shiny bits to the top mounts and the exhaust air duct.
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Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:32 pm

That`s a really cool addition to the struts and look well made !!! Like the "o" ring, good touch mate. :clap:
Do you have any further ideas on the bonnet supports ?

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Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:57 pm

Thanks Mart, I will try to put some photos on how to make the bonnet supports soon. :D
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Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:26 pm

davidt wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:57 pm
Thanks Mart, I will try to put some photos on how to make the bonnet supports soon. :D
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Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:48 pm

I have made a number of what I call safety bonnet supports for friends with E30s and they have been well received, believe me you do not want a bonnet to come down on your head :eek: .

Parts and actions required.
1. Alloy strip, nuts and bolts, metal tube, plastic washer.
2. Shape top hook.
3. Make hook catch with foam pad.
3. Make bottom pin and plastic washer
4. Attach parts 2,3,4 with nuts bolts and pop rivet .
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Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:13 pm

Love it, thanks for posting the info Dave. :D
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:03 pm

Did you buy those strut top covers, or make them?
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:34 pm

He made them. :thumb:
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