DS bonnet bend realignment.
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    Default DS bonnet bend realignment.

    Hi everyone.

    Someone posted a detailed procedure for aligning the DS bonet to remove the ubiquitous bend on the right hand side. I can't find it doing a search, can someone point me in the right direction?

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    Sure. Here ya go...


    You wanted someone to point you in the right direction.
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    I found that moving the rhs latching plate a little further forward tended to stretch the bend out over time, especially if I pushed down gently at the midpoint after closing each time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    Sure. Here ya go...


    You wanted someone to point you in the right direction.

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    With a stout assistant (or a very secure prop) supporting the front of the bonnet frame, try pulling on the frame at the stay hinge point to remove the sag from it being propped open. If you support the bonnet in the front centre, you should see less clearance between the frame and the panel where the stay hinges. Increasing the clearance a little there will then reduce the curvature of the right edge. If it's been bingled, then the front corners of the frame could be kinked and you may nee to address that too. The frame is light steel tube and not as stiff as you might expect, so exercise some care so you don't make a minor irritation into a major problem.

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