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    Serves me right for buying something flash with a bonnet that stays up unaided by little gas struts.

    Anyway, one of the double-springed hinges has got the better of the mounting on the bonnet. The bulkhead end is sound.

    Is this sort of problem covered by the Peugeot warranty?



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    Started out with nothing, still got most of it left.

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    Er....I take it your head was not between bonnet and car ? Or is this your way of getting around to telling us ?

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    Of course. Write out your claim, mark it Attention: Jean-Pierre Peugeot, and post it to 1958.

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    Read the terms of the warranty that came with the car and see what you think. If it's simply operator error, then you may have to wear it, but it would be worth a try regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beano View Post
    Er....I take it your head was not between bonnet and car ? Or is this your way of getting around to telling us ?
    No, no injuries, just a little groan. The hinge hasn't broken loose, it just sinks into the crossmember when I'm shutting the bonnet.


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    Of course. Write out your claim, mark it Attention: Jean-Pierre Peugeot, and post it to 1958.
    I'll give it a go. After all, if you don't ask you don't get.

    But it's a shame it happened. To me the self supporting bonnet is one of the bragging points of a 203. But repairing (welding) it without damaging the paint won't be possible so I'll remove the springs and fit a bonnet-stay. Bugger.

    Though things could be worse, there's a guy down the road who has a 1928 Willys Crossly (spelling?) and his air conditioning is playing-up.



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    Are you sure there isn't some new fangled welding process that can do it without damaging the paint? A 203 with a bonnet stay? Non! You'll never get a buttered croissant that way.
    I've just been looking at mine. So it is the whole piece detaching? Toyota Corollas used to have the entire underbonnet reinforcement assembly attached to the sheet metal of the bonnet with adhesive. Used to last five years. So what about a super strong adhesive?
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    Or perhaps pop riveting onto the member ?

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    The cross piece is OK. Though they do seem a little flimsy to me. Ever tried operating one of these hinges when it's off the car? They are hard work.
    Anyway, pictures speak louder than words.......



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    Good God !
    I'd forgotten what those hinges were like....I was envisaging something like a 504 hinge.
    They are very thick springs......if one of them let go and you had your hand near it, it would break bones !
    Nice job, Mike.

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    Looks good. Must keep an eye on mine.

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