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Bonnet Stays & Qtr Panel Protectors #613698
23/01/20 03:33 PM
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Hi all, Have just ordered from "Williams", the Wolf Bonnet Stays and the stainless Quarter Panel Protectors, If anyone has fitted these to their Mog and can profer advice it will be more than welcome!!!
My first Morgan, after Porsches and Jaguar so on a steep learning curve but it makes me smile everytime I look at it.
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Re: Bonnet Stays & Qtr Panel Protectors [Re: Nostalgiajohn] #613712
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The Wolf bonnet stays are easy to fit, had them on our last Morgan and have taken them off and installed on our new Morgan in December. Don't know about the panel protectors.


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Re: Bonnet Stays & Qtr Panel Protectors [Re: Nostalgiajohn] #613717
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Originally Posted by Nostalgiajohn
Hi all, Have just ordered from "Williams", the Wolf Bonnet Stays and the stainless Quarter Panel Protectors, If anyone has fitted these to their Mog and can profer advice it will be more than welcome!!!
My first Morgan, after Porsches and Jaguar so on a steep learning curve but it makes me smile everytime I look at it.
John
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Re: Bonnet Stays & Qtr Panel Protectors [Re: Nostalgiajohn] #613719
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Panel protectors work well, pretty easy to fit but you might need some slightly longer stainless steel screws to fit in to the existing holes.

From memory 3 screws go into existing holes and 2 go into new holes. Use a small drill to make a pilot hole and you will not crease the leather.

Took me less than an hour to fit mine.

Re: Bonnet Stays & Qtr Panel Protectors [Re: Tresco] #613721
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Originally Posted by Tresco
The Wolf bonnet stays are easy to fit


Unless, that is, you have bought a set of the stainless steel bonnet catch brackets from Heart of England. The brackets are beautifully made, finely crafted from a steel that is indubitably shiny and stainless, but which also has the property of being harder than a very hard thing that's been through a special additional hardening process.

You're supposed to drill the brackets to install the lower mounting of the prop, but even my sooper-dooper tungsten drills in a beefy drill press couldn't touch them, so I had to make up a couple of additional brackets that utilised the existing mounting holes. Not exactly a difficult task, but worth bearing in mind.

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Re: Bonnet Stays & Qtr Panel Protectors [Re: Nostalgiajohn] #613730
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The screws that came with the protectors were 'orrible and the heads the wrong shape. I had to deepen the countersunk bit in the protectors with er..a bit and found some nicer stainless screws.

Worth easing the threads with a little wax, tallow or soap, its kinder to the ash.


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Re: Bonnet Stays & Qtr Panel Protectors [Re: Nostalgiajohn] #613739
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You may find that the quarter panel protectors are not quite a “glove fit” round the curvature, so do a dry fit to get best compromise before driving any screws home. They are not easy to bend!


Doug

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Re: Bonnet Stays & Qtr Panel Protectors [Re: Nostalgiajohn] #613740
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When I fitted the quarter panel protectors I found I had to do a little profiling with soft hammer to get them close into the panels also had a job getting the screws flush and would agree the countersinking could be a little deeper.

Re: Bonnet Stays & Qtr Panel Protectors [Re: Nostalgiajohn] #613744
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When you drill the bonnet catch brackets, you produce a lot of metal grain (is "chaff" what you call it?) that will scratch the paintwork when you try to buff it off. So cover up the wing as much as you can, only to let the catch iself poke out. Some of the metal grain from the drilling will still find it's way down to the paint. And here is the trick: DO NOT try to buff it away, scoop it up with a magnet without touching the bodywork!


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Re: Bonnet Stays & Qtr Panel Protectors [Re: Robbie Mathisen] #613746
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Originally Posted by Robbie Mathisen
When you drill the bonnet catch brackets, you produce a lot of metal grain (is "chaff" what you call it?)


Good advice Robbie. We call it 'swarf' by the way.


Tim H.
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