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What bonnet pin set up do you think looks better?
« on: January 28, 2014, 10:06:20 PM »
Can't decide =S
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 10:21:54 PM »
In order of preference, 2 > 1 > 3. prefer the parallel with the vehicle shape, but also find that the pins right angle to the headlight shape also looks reasonable. the third one looks wierd lol

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 10:36:49 PM »
Was trying to post pics to this from photo bucket for poll but the image links were over 100 characters
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 11:21:30 PM »
try using imgur. it seems pretty good. shortlinks for their images too.

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 06:39:22 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 12:16:25 PM »
cant see poll or pics
but i just recently bought the 'flush' type ones with a lock
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/performance/other/auction-689419389.htm
but have still got to install them, will prob be one of the last things i do
i have removed my bonnet catch in order to fit a new front mount setup
just wondering how hard the factory bonnet will be to cut.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 04:04:38 PM »
Pics are in my picture post thread. Drilled holes out and have decided to just run them parallel. Let thread die.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 07:04:00 AM »
Bonnet pins never look good and things can snag on them. Aero catches like DDM bought are best but sadly the knockoffs don't last - I know ...I bought a pair and they didn't even last a year. I replaced them with a genuine set which I got from England for $100 including postage - or you can buy them from Race Brakes (don't know their price).
http://s1232.photobucket.com/user/bobrr/media/Aerocatch003.jpg.html

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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 07:51:59 AM »
sorry for taking this off topic.
hey westy, what failed on the knockoff aero catches?
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 08:41:29 AM »
Quote from: Looney_Head;623885
sorry for taking this off topic.
hey westy, what failed on the knockoff aero catches?

The pins it hinges on are not properly contained and after a while it gets harder and harder to open and close. Aero catch has an article with a list of faults (there are a couple of others as well) but I already had the knockoffs in my car when I read it! Genuine one better made.
Here's an example:
http://www.coastfab.com/fightfakeaerocatch.html
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014, 08:46:04 AM »
Quote from: deepdarkminimal;623829
cant see poll or pics
but i just recently bought the 'flush' type ones with a lock
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/performance/other/auction-689419389.htm
but have still got to install them, will prob be one of the last things i do
i have removed my bonnet catch in order to fit a new front mount setup
just wondering how hard the factory bonnet will be to cut.


Pretty easy - I just drilled a hole and inserted a nibbler attachment that goes in any drill  I got for about $35 to cut the rest. It was a nightmare trying to get the nuts on the bottom. The genuine one is much easier - you can just stick the nuts in the inside piece (with grease maybe - I just used glue) and then you can insert that from the top and not worry about the second skin of the bonnet.

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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2014, 12:31:29 PM »
thanks for that info westybob
not sure exactly what 'nibbler' attachment you are talking about
would it be hard to find a pic of such attachment?
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2014, 12:47:11 PM »
here you go man, just need to find a trained one :D

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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2014, 05:29:58 PM »
Homer tunnel? Pics a bit big tho

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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2014, 06:00:53 PM »
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thanks for that info westybob
not sure exactly what 'nibbler' attachment you are talking about
would it be hard to find a pic of such attachment?

This is the exact thing (or you could probably borrow mine):

http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/powertools/powertool_accessories/sheet_metal_cutternibbler_attachment_260675/
or cheaper here:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/building-renovation/tools/power-tools/cutters-shears-nibblers/auction-689830515.htm
« Last Edit: February 01, 2014, 07:35:36 AM by westybob »