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Bonnet Struts, Some Help Required, Please


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Bonnet Struts, Some Help Required, Please

OK, here's the rub in D-I-Y'S they talk about Bonnet Struts BUT nowhere does it explain where the struts fit or any measurements that would allow someone to fit struts.

Now, come on, Guys and Girls please share the way you have fitted your bonnet struts and where.

The measurement's for Bonnet struts where given in D-I-Y'S and yes I brought them from the Gas Strut Guys in Australia and import into England.

Please help because it's hard to lift a normal  Stagea bonnet from a wheelchair.  THANK YOU


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Wow I am amazed that the NM35 has a primitive bonnet support. I could take a pic of the WGCN34 bonnet struts but that probably won't help you. Hopefully one of the NM35 owners can post up some pics and tell you if the mounts are already there or need to be drilled or whatever.

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I installed some bonnet struts on my Stagea a while back. From memory I had to reverse the left and right guard bracket as the did not allow enough travel for the strut to compress when the bonnet was shut. This did make the bonnet open height a bit lower than using the original manual stay, but it doesn't bother me for simple maintenance. The provisions for the brackets are all there and only require simple drilling of the guards (it's obvious where they are meant to go) and using the original bonnet bolts. I'll put a screen capture of my ebay history of what strut kit I bought below and some pics of which way around I put the brackets so the bonnet closes correctly.

Hope this helps mate!


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