Bonnet Hinge on Striker, Youtube

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Bonnet Hinge on Striker, Youtube

Postby Christof » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:56 am

Hi All

Saw a chap (Peter Robinson?) on Youtube with red striker who has full length bonnet on a hinge - I'm hoping to get some close up pictures of this ...

Anyone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM_vPLHSeiw

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Re: Bonnet Hinge on Striker, Youtube

Postby peter030371 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:24 pm

My first Striker had a one peace bonnet and it didn't fit between the headlights with out a lot of jigging around. I then got the jigsaw out and made it a two peace bonnet (with suitable trim added) which was so much easier to work with!
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Re: Bonnet Hinge on Striker, Youtube

Postby Christof » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:03 pm

Thought about it but would want to fit underlip and it might affect smooth lines, require repainting etc

this guy's hinge looks a neat solution

similar issue re headlights. they look great but might replace with dominators or something as i suspect rack has stoppers to stop arches hitting lights - turning circle worse than an oil tanker

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Re: Bonnet Hinge on Striker, Youtube

Postby jeffw » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:45 pm

Just put a Phoenix body on it, fixed all the issues with the aesthetics then :)

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Re: Bonnet Hinge on Striker, Youtube

Postby peter030371 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:32 am

This was the finished job

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I had to bond a lip to the nose cone once cut off for the main bonnet to rest on, you can just see it on the left in this picture

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The nose cone was then held on with 4 Dzus fasteners and the bonnet was held on with 2 Dzus and some horrible spring clip things. Smaller headlights would have helped. It looked OK to me and was stable at full speed (which was only about 110mph) around several race circuits :)
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Re: Bonnet Hinge on Striker, Youtube

Postby Christof » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:38 pm

Hmm, prefer the one piece. Think I will eventually weld on a frame for hinging

Phoenix body, interesting, looks doable but at circa £2k that's a job for another day!

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Re: Bonnet Hinge on Striker, Youtube

Postby jeffw » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:33 pm

Doable? The Phoenix is a bodied Striker....

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Re: Bonnet Hinge on Striker, Youtube

Postby Christof » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:12 pm

for a novice tortoise like me!
im now thinking maybe two piece bonnet will be ok as i have to deal with some paintwork issues anyway


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