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Bonnet stays +4 #484269
21/11/17 01:19 PM
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Browsing around new Classics at BHM the other day, I saw that one new car had detachable bonnet stays clipped on the inboard lip of the bonnet on each side.

This seems like a great DIY option rather than the fixed swivel type. Has anyone tried this as an alternative?


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Re: Bonnet stays +4 [Re: Arthur S Bell] #484287
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I have the fixed type. They are more secure if there is a gust of wind.


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Re: Bonnet stays +4 [Re: Arthur S Bell] #484293
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They came as standard on my 2016 +4. I can appreciate Peter's point about the fixed ones being more secure when it's windy.


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Re: Bonnet stays +4 [Re: Arthur S Bell] #484308
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I think the clip under the bonnet type are standard, Arthur. They work, but any slight gust of wind will unclip them allowing the bonnet to drop suddenly.

Wolf Performance make and supply stays that clip the bonnet firmly open, and market them either direct from them or via the majority of Morgan dealers I think.

The link is here:

https://www.wolfperformance.co.uk/bonnet-stays.html


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Fitted some Wolf made stays about 2 years ago. They are excellent. Clever locking unit attached to rear bonnet latch fixings which grips ball joint on tip of stay. Seem very secure.

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Agree the Wolf stays are really excellent.

My 4/4 has the "new" MMC style stays ...which are ok...but not wind proof or accident proof like the Wolfs. That is they do not lock in place.

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All very nice, but my alternative is a cord with a loop at each end.
(One end loops over the open bonnet front catch and then goes down to the opposite closed bonnet front catch)
farmer thumbs


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Re: Bonnet stays +4 [Re: Budster] #484326
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Originally Posted By Budster
All very nice, but my alternative is a cord with a loop at each end.
(One end loops over the open bonnet front catch and then goes down to the opposite closed bonnet front catch)
farmer thumbs


Yet another weight saving exercise Simon, it's no wonder the fossils can never catch you laugh2.


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Re: Bonnet stays +4 [Re: Budster] #484334
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Originally Posted By Budster
All very nice, but my alternative is a cord with a loop at each end.
(One end loops over the open bonnet front catch and then goes down to the opposite closed bonnet front catch)
farmer thumbs


That works well - I use bungee cords with plastic hooks to attach to the bonnet catches as above.


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Re: Bonnet stays +4 [Re: Budster] #484357
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Originally Posted By Budster
All very nice, but my alternative is a cord with a loop at each end.
(One end loops over the open bonnet front catch and then goes down to the opposite closed bonnet front catch)
farmer thumbs


OK Simon, but how do you keep your trousers up if your using the cord for the bonnet.... innocent

James


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