just finished my bonnet lifters.
What you think of them?
What you think of them?
you know where that idea came from. you know that you give a lot of people ideas with the work thats gone into your car. you should take it as a complement that people want to use your ideas. full credit to you for trying out all the new ideas when other people havnt got the balls to do it =D> =D> =D> =D>dR0Og said:Look just like mine! hwell:
Wonder where that idea came from :-^
dR0Og said:Thanks M8.
Believe me I have made some right royal fuck-ups as well, but thats the way to learn. I am not a 'cheque book' modder like a lot of people out there, like you, I want to do it myself, and have the utmost and greatest respect for those that do want to have a go and get thier hands dirty.
I'm certainly not one of those who just chuck it into a body shop/ICE installer etc and then say "Whoo Hoo look at my new mod" Surely that should be "whoo Hoo look at this mod I have just paid someone a lot of money to do"
Sorry, moan over.
I'll have some cheese to go with that whine now :wink:
I suppose immitation is the scincerest form of flattery :mrsmiley:
dR0Og said:Sorry about sounding off at "cheque book modders" but it pains me to see people falling over themselves when someone has an outstanding car that has been created by a company.
Just the engineer in me coming out so just ignore me.
Regarding the lifters, it is a relatively easy task and no it dosent matter which way you fit the lifters as long as you make sure you have enough clearance. If you havent then try them the other way round which might help.
As for a "How to" well once you have got the lifters, then one end is a straight fit onto the wing by removing one of the wing bolts. The thread on the end is identical so that is the easy part. Its the next part that can put people off, and that is cutting a big hole in your bonnet.
This is the part that is fraught with danger and where you can make a real arse of things if you are not careful (ask Muz)
To mount the top connection where it connects to the bonnet, you have to drill a hole in the side of the strengthening web for the bonnet to fit the ball end but then you also need to make a large hole in the face of the web to gain access to the rear of the ball end to fit the retaing nut.
I did consider drilling and tapping the web but the thickness of metal there is not sufficient to take the stress induced there. The best thing to use is a "tank cutter" or it is sometimes known as a "trepanning" tool. It is basically a circular saw with a pilot drill in the centre. Just remember to set the pilot drill shallow enough not to go through the bonnet and to cover the engine with a sheet or some such to catch the swarf. This goes for the inside of the web and you will need to hoover out the samll pieces of swarf from there as well. The now bare metal edges of the holes will need some sort of surface finish restored to stop them rusting.
god ive been slow here , nearly got it done for me !!! :-k :-kdR0Og said:Shouldnt be really Stewart. Just look at it this way. What is the worst that can happen? You knacker your bonnet! Should be able to pick another up from a scrappies. Best? You get a neat, useful modification done for next to nothing.
If you are confident with hand tools then this is a doddle, really. If it wasnt then there wouldnt be so many people doing it themselves. As for Muz, well by his own admission, he wasnt certain what a tank tool/trepanning tool was and tried to "chain drill" the access hole with disasterous results. The difficult bit has been done which was working out the right struts to use. If you can drill a hole then you can fit these struts, if not get some struts and I'll do it for you.