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    Bonnet Lifters help Part II - Pics inside...

    www.btinternet.com/~funkyg/lifters.htm for all pics of current setup... if you can see anything wrong please let me know.

    I've fitted the lifters as per instructions of members on here. Now when I shut the bonnet, there's about a half a foot gap when the struts are fully contracted!



    ^ That's as low as the bonnet will go right now

    Please 'elp!
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    Use the next hole down

    (shown on your picture between the strut and the rubber)

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    NO STOP I DONT MEAN THAT

    Looking at your pictures, you have the top bracket wrong.




    Your braket needs to be turned 90 degrees.

    I'll go and find a picture . . .

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    The top bracket should have the ball on the wing side.

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    Okay but i've found when I do that, the ball catches on the wing when I close the bonnet so it won't shut.

    Any ideas? :roll:

    Cheers for your help.
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    Turn it upside down, as well as 90 degrees, so that it sits around the L shape of the bonnet bit

    Like in Robs dirty bonnet pic

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    Top bracket fitted to bonnet.


    Bottom ball bolted to wing.


    Bonnet lifter.


    If the ball catches the wing remove the strut, loosen off the bolt, shut the bonnet and see if it will move slightly.

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    I can'ty believe it... they're fitted at last!

    So simple now you've both told me to turn the bracket round lol.

    Thanks for all your help, especially for the photos Keif!

    They look great.
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    yay glad its sorted hun


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    re: Bonnet Lifters help Part II - Pics inside...

    No problem ewg. Glad you got them sorted.

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