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ahebron
February 2, 2017, 9:08am Report to Moderator


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I am going through the trials and tribulations of fitting the bonnet to Vitesse 6.
I have all the parts and going from photos and manuals etc I think I am assembling it correctly.
But I cannot get my bonnet springs taut in any position of the bonnet.
I have hooked them into the welded loops at the bottom of the bonnet tubular frame and the slots in the bonnet stay.
I have the bonnet stays as per the diagram in the Canleys and Rimmers Catalogues
Any ideas on what I am doing wrong.

Thanks
Adrian


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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)
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Matt306
February 2, 2017, 10:16pm Report to Moderator

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They only get taught when dropping the bonnet so as they stop it slamming.


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Pete Lewis
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yes they hold the rear end up   just a few inches above the baulkhead , the rest of the time they are slack


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
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Dogsbody47uk
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Quoted from Pete Lewis
yes they hold the rear end up   just a few inches above the baulkhead , the rest of the time they are slack


Yes, that's correct.


First Triumph: 200cc Tiger Cub. Followed by in no particular order, 350 and 500 Royal Enfield Bullet, Herald 1200, Herald 13/60, Mini 1275 GT, Vitesse 2L convertible, Audi 80, Audi 80 Sport, Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, Triumph 2000, Mk 2 Estate, Fiat Tipo, Fiat Stilo, Fiat Uno, Peugeuot Turbo Diesel(yuk), Lancia HPE 2000ie (wow! a dream!) So far 3 Heralds and My fourth Vitesse in the garage. I may have forgotten some... It's my age.. Oh , Honda 400 four.. Terrifying! And the 2 Renault 5s. Oh, and the Ford Granada 3 litre estate..I think that's the lot.
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ahebron
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Thats good to hear.

Adrian


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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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