Author Topic: Bonnet swamp on a 2A GS  (Read 2175 times)

Will

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Bonnet swamp on a 2A GS
« on: September 19, 2012, 08:55:01 AM »
Hi everyone,

I recently bought a 1963 2A GS 88". The bonnet was in rough shape (rust in the frame which was all fibreglassed up) and a few extra holes here and there. I have a 1964 2A GS 88" with very good panels that i have been swapping over.

I have just swapped the bonnet over and the hinges all line up well, but the bonnet clamps(?) dont quite line up. In order to make them fit i would need to re-drill the holes through the replacement bonnet to line everything up. The problem i can foresee is that the position of the new holes is practically making the old holes longer resulting in the bonnet catches slipping when they are clamped over.

Any ideas on how to sort this out..... if you understand what i mean?

Thanks, any ideas most appreciated.

Will

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Re: Bonnet swamp on a 2A GS
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 03:56:10 PM »
Thanks, Thats a good idea! I am guessing the bonnet catches are a custom fit to each vehicle.

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Re: Bonnet swamp on a 2A GS
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 08:52:58 AM »
How far apart is the distance from latch is to latch needs to be?  I know the series 2 and 2a bonnets are different by more than an inch.
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Re: Bonnet swamp on a 2A GS
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 11:50:39 AM »
The distance between the new holes and the old holes is only 4-5mm, which posed the issue of the catch pulling into the old hole position when tightened. I have the bonnet in getting the old hole locations welded up as we speak, which should allow me to drill holes wherever i need.