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Hi guys just wondering how people are modifying their bonnet hinges on a s13 so the bonnet sits upright by itself?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I would post a photo but Im not sure how.

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Just lift the bonnet and you will notice tab on the hinge that hits and stops it from going any further. cut this tab off. and you will be able to put the bonnet all the way back to the window.

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Do it it comes in so handy if you spend alot of time chilling in your engine bay, saves you having to the bonnet on and off constantly, I will be doing mine before the motor goes back in

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As xris says but file tab back. U still want friction and tension on it when vertical makes it less resistant to be blown back over

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Vertical bonnet has finally made it big in aus. Just be careful working with bonnet all the way up as they have a prepensity to blow shut as Simon mentions

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Yeh don't leave tools on the side of the engine bay. My bonnet blew shut and bent the hinges, cos I left stuff there.

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Ive heard tales of the bonet (standard, not carbon or fibre glass) cracking the windscreen from being tilted that far back?

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Does the back of the bonnet foul onthe guard as your going past the usual height?

 

on some cars yes.. on a 180 it does it far worse then an s14 S1 thats for sure.

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Thanks heaps for all the info guys, I was wondering about the possibility of it blowing shut

also wondering if people get rid of their bonnet holding up stick thing and if so do they get rid of the bracket it attaches to?

This is on a track only car

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will the bonnet still foul on the gaurds if i have spacers between the bonnet and hinges?

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how the f$$k are you guys getting the file inside the hinge to file down the tab

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my 14 seemed to have more of a buldge thana tab...

 

just took the bonnet off and attacked it with a grinder, hindges still on the car...

 

managed to make it work :lol:

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being that far vertical = wind catch soooooooo easy

 

I'd put a lock or a secondary bonnet restraint so even with a quick gust of wind it cant go back further and smash the windscreen.

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hammer and chisel wtf its not wooden

Not sure if trolling

 

Or just stupid

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bonnet came open whilst doing 100kmh on my silvia didnt smash windscreen, it takes alot of force to smash the winscreen. Does anyone have some kind of way of stopping bonnet from blowing shut or back into windscreen?

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I know of 2 windscreens that are cracked now after doing this mod.. it does increase chance of it cracking, windscreens are not meant to have shit resting against them.

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Are you going to use the engine bay constantly?

If not there's no point, I'd only do it if I'm pulling/dropping engines/boxes in and out constantly. Apart from getting a crane in there easy there's no need.

Unless you want it for autosalon.

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Why not set up gas struts and yu will never have to worry about it falling back or forward

Have you done this... Or Has anyone done this on S15?? I was looking at doing it but not sure how involved it is.

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dont buy those ebay gas struts, biggest waste of money ever, bonnet would not shut properly with them, and they werent strong enough to hold a stock bonnet up...

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