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Corsagirl2006
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12th Jul 09 at 16:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've just had a Fibreglass bonnet fitted to the car. Can you still fit the gas bonnet lifters to one as i'm finding that they won't push down, obviously the bonnet is too light?
Does the safety catch need to go on it as well?

[Edited on 12-07-2009 by Corsagirl2006]
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hmmm think you havent really looked into this properly....

i can imagine the gas struts if fitted may actually break the bonnet where there fixed due to the pressure.

and you will possibly need bonnet pins for the bonnet, unless theres something on the fibreglass bonnet to fit the latch

have you got any pics?
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12th Jul 09 at 20:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My fibreglass bonnet can't use the catchs and I have used aerocatches.
Some come with the abillity to reuse the catches.
If it doesn't then yes you with have to use either bonnet pins or aero catches.

And I wouldn't advise using bonnet lifters because as you say, there is no weight to the bonnet and strength/rigidity for pushing it down.

[Edited on 12-07-2009 by smcGSI16V]
Corsagirl2006
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quote:
Originally posted by philip2
hmmm think you havent really looked into this properly....

i can imagine the gas struts if fitted may actually break the bonnet where there fixed due to the pressure.

and you will possibly need bonnet pins for the bonnet, unless theres something on the fibreglass bonnet to fit the latch

have you got any pics?


I knew I had to get bonnet pins for it but the chap I bought it from said the bonnet lifters would fit it but obviously doesn't cos like you said the bonnet will snap.
I just didn't know whether you had to fit that safety latch to it as well as the bonnet pins?
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quote:
Originally posted by smcGSI16V
My fibreglass bonnet can't use the catchs and I have used aerocatches.
Some come with the abillity to reuse the catches.
If it doesn't then yes you with have to use either bonnet pins or aero catches.

And I wouldn't advise using bonnet lifters because as you say, there is no weight to the bonnet and strength/rigidity for pushing it down.

[Edited on 12-07-2009 by smcGSI16V]


I'm in the process of fitting the bonnet pins to it, where can I get the aercatches from?
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try rally design or demon tweeks
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Ok thanks. Has anyone got any pics of the aerocatches fitted to the bonnet? Just wondered what it looks like.

[Edited on 13-07-2009 by Corsagirl2006]
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Have a look in my garage
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Cool thanks, it looks much better than the pins. Do they work in the same way as the pins? Can anyone still try to undo them like with the pins?
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13th Jul 09 at 16:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Actually look/click on my sig below, better pics in my wip.

You can get locking aerocatches which I have, very ezy to fit just need to take time and read the instructions.
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Oh yeah I see what you mean, thanks. So how do they lock, a screw or allen key or something like that?
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With a key.
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Thanks for the help how many holes do you need to drill to fit the aerocatches? Only reason why I'm asking is I've just had the bonnet pins fitted!

[Edited on 14-07-2009 by Corsagirl2006]
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