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ahebron
January 19, 2017, 7:22am Report to Moderator


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Yesterday I temporarily fitted the bonnet to my Vitesse 6 mainly as a way of storing it out of harm.
I noticed when I tried to close it the metal angle the panel beater had welded in across the bottom of the grill aperture was to deep and kept hitting the radiator.
Today I removed the bonnet and cut the base of the angle down so it was the same width as the remaining original metal work on this part of the bonnet. Whilst doing this I also noticed they hadn't welded the broken tags that hold whats left of the original strengthener that runs across this part. I cleaned the paint back to bare metal and struck up the mig and reattached these broken parts correctly mating each part with its mate by using wedges etc.
My question then is to do with this metal that the bottom of the grill fixes to.
Is it in basically a straight line or does it match the curve of the top of the grill aperture?
At present mine is roughly a straight across the bottom.
Hopefully there is photo with this, the green part is the base of the grill opening.

Thanks
Adrian




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Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
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Pete Lewis
January 25, 2017, 7:34pm Report to Moderator

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Sorry dont remember,but  the grill is close to touching the radiator frame
Has the grill side surrounds on the bonnet been pushed rearwards , you know the underider covers the height and front rear sliding link
adjustments,  and the  slots in these should be uppermost and be clamped by the fixings and bonnet pivot bolt in  the single hole

pete


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
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Nick Jones
January 25, 2017, 8:03pm Report to Moderator

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Should be a curve I think - follows the curve of the lip on top of the front valance.  Need all the space you can get - is damn close to the rad......

Nick


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ahebron
January 25, 2017, 8:10pm Report to Moderator


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Thanks for the replies.
I agree it is very tight down there.
I had a look at the bonnet on my Mk2 but its been pushed in so that is no good as a reference.
Front valance is another matter

Adrian


Eastern shore of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
2000 BMW R1150 GS
2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
2014 VW Amarok Highline 4Motion
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ahebron
January 26, 2017, 4:52am Report to Moderator


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Me again.
I finally got to my spare bonnet to have a look at it today.
Yes the bottom of the grill aperture is curved to match the top of the opening.
Looks like I will have to get a length of U channel made 16mm wide by 12mm deep and the right length then slowly curve it to suit.
I did think about cutting the section out of the spare bonnet but it has rust and I am over robbing parts from one car project (or bonnet) to fix another.

Adrian


Eastern shore of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
2000 BMW R1150 GS
2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
2014 VW Amarok Highline 4Motion
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