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    Default DS bonnet stay.

    Thought I read here recently someone was hunting for one of these.

    Citroen DS19 DS21 DS23 Bonnet stay wide opening tool for easy access to engine | eBay

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    Forget fancy stainless steel, I made mine from a second-hand 6 inch nail!

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    Why would anyone pay 10 pounds plus the same again for postage for rebent tentpegs..... worth about $1 each, which can be made by anyone of Hellman scale 1 or better ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Why would anyone pay 10 pounds plus the same again for postage for rebent tentpegs..... worth about $1 each, which can be made by anyone of Hellman scale 1 or better ?
    Especially when the seller kindly provides an illustration showing how to make the item and how to use it!

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    Aw come on. Bit of generosity...... He deserves something for the knowledge and sharing it.
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    Fair point, I will be generous.

    Thanks for giving us a link to a diagram for making the tool ourselves, mberry.

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    DS bonnet stay.-bonnet-stay.jpg
    There is another version of the Bonnet Stay. This locks into the hinge with the Bonnet in a vertical position and you only need one. I imagine it is original Citroen, perhaps someone can direct us to a shop drawing.
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    I'm tempted to buy a set. For 15.00/pair, you can't really go wrong. Put it another way, I've bought tools that were a hell of a lot more costly from Expensive Tool Company which turned out to be utter junk.
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    I've been thinking how fortunate it is, the detractors aren't in charge of purchases for the National Gallery.

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    He gives 30% discount to Citroen Car Club members, if any of you are members....

    I silver brazed a shallow ring to mine (home made), then epoxied in a neodymium magnet. I have it attached to the bonnet stay.

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    A broken 505 door check strap clip is a perfect fit for a DS bonnet stay , good quality spring steel ( although apparently not good enough to hold the 505 door open ) they holds bonnet at 90 degrees , never slips off .
    In my dealership days we never threw out any broken 505 check straps and soon every body in the workshop had a couple of broken 505 clips in their tool box.
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    I just tie a piece of light rope to a rear door handle...
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    Quote Originally Posted by citroenthusiast View Post
    I just tie a piece of light rope to a rear door handle...
    But place a cushion between the bonnet lower edge and the windscreen........

    I managed to break a windscreen once when a gust of breeze pushed it back.
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    My sincere apologies gentlemen, I stupidly forgot what I was dealing with. You are all to be congratulated on your outstanding ability to bend a piece of metal/nail. God forbid someone might have better things to do with their time and be very happy to pay 10 pounds for one.
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    The enterprising would go into mass production and undercut their UK competition!
    I'd want two for ten pounds. Possibly 10.

    Thankyou kindly Michael for sharing the link btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    The enterprising would go into mass production and undercut their UK competition!
    I'd want two for ten pounds. Possibly 10.

    Thankyou kindly Michael for sharing the link btw.
    I would have thought you would have bought nine

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    If the Germans have them I'll take nine. For nine ooros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mberry View Post
    My sincere apologies gentlemen, I stupidly forgot what I was dealing with. You are all to be congratulated on your outstanding ability to bend a piece of metal/nail. God forbid someone might have better things to do with their time and be very happy to pay 10 pounds for one.
    So if you've got better things to do.... than fiddle under the bonnet.... why would you want them anyway?
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    Well, that puts paid to that.

    I was ready to check out and pay for a pair, when the system wouldn't let me. Apparently, he'll ship to the UK, but not the US. A shame- I wanted a set. I've got a message in for him, we'll see if it does me any good.
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    Hotrodelectric your current shocking avatar suggests " join the resistance " but, sorry , it is too far from ohm .

    I'll now sit back & wait for the sparks to fly !

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    Quote Originally Posted by citroenut View Post
    Hotrodelectric your current shocking avatar suggests " join the resistance " but, sorry , it is too far from ohm .

    I'll now sit back & wait for the sparks to fly !

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    It takes about 5 minutes to make one, why would you buy one for $20?
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    Hello mberry,

    Making one is a nice therapeutic job, easy to do if you have a big solid Record vice, and making your own tools is the highest plane of consciousness for mechanical work.

    Cheers,
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    Don't go there, Michael, not worth it...

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    No body has noticed the sellers user name !!................ Suggests his name and something he makes from something???
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