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Goodbye Bonnet and Boot Prop Rods (Not for purists)

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Fogspawn, CA, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Machine"
i bit this addition last year, revelation.
be sure the bonnet is already lined up properly
before you start. I had to fiddle with the bonnet catch
a bit before it was all sorted out. Works great, bought
two sets each Bonnet and Boot, you know that
Pub around the Way?
They get heavier every year, this is a very satisfying
addition and takes stress off operator and the panel.
at the SF International auto show in november 18..
I was taken aback by number contemporary vehicles
still relying on the manual rod to hold hood open, no
struts, no springs, pre-cambrian.
Robert Clark was quite helpful and contacted me
a couple times to make sure install was successful.
That was surprising.
w

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Tz250 Mark Luichinger
Clarkston, MI, USA   USA
Hi Heinrich. What/who's fuel induction system are you using

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never-a-dull-moment Michael Holmes
Menominee, MI, USA   USA
Do you do away with the safety catch on passenger side during this install? I guess with the forward opening hood not much need for the safety latch? I do think I will order a kit. I think anything this nice for my Triumph that costs less than $100 is pretty cool.

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obertRo Gold Member Robert Clark
Holland, MI, USA   USA
In reply to # 1595169 by never-a-dull-moment Do you do away with the safety catch on passenger side during this install? I guess with the forward opening hood not much need for the safety latch? I do think I will order a kit. I think anything this nice for my Triumph that costs less than $100 is pretty cool.

I'm not sure exactly what you are asking, but the cable for opening the bonnet remains the same. And if you have the extra safety cable (to the passenger footwell) that should remain as well. The gas struts only replace the prop rod, and "lift" the bonnet for you.

Thank you for asking!


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never-a-dull-moment Michael Holmes
Menominee, MI, USA   USA
Hmm..my car has a secondary safety catch like on all cars with front opening hoods that I need to fiddle with before I can open hood. It is adjacent to the cable operated latch on pass side of car. Maybe DPA added it? TRF shows it here,



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Uberxy Steve Fox
Va, Charlottesville, USA   USA
as i recall the safety catch is riveted to the latch mechanism, and one would have to drill or cut to remove the catch.



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A Brit in Bama Keith Norrie
Eva, AL, USA   USA
I would keep that latch. I have read that part of its existence is to encourage the bonnet to fold in the event of an impact instead of having the trailing edge intrude through the windscreen

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M. Pied Lourd Pied Lourd
Newmarket, ON, Canada   CAN
1973 Triumph TR6 "Pearl"
Exactly....

Cheers,
Tush

In reply to # 1595254 by A Brit in Bama I would keep that latch. I have read that part of its existence is to encourage the bonnet to fold in the event of an impact instead of having the trailing edge intrude through the windscreen



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obertRo Gold Member Robert Clark
Holland, MI, USA   USA
In reply to # 1595194 by never-a-dull-moment Hmm..my car has a secondary safety catch like on all cars with front opening hoods that I need to fiddle with before I can open hood. It is adjacent to the cable operated latch on pass side of car. Maybe DPA added it? TRF shows it here,

Ok, now I understand what you mean. I always wondered about the usefulness of such a catch for a forward opening bonnet. Same thing on an eType. It could be that legislation makes it mandatory (and the law writers didn't consider the forward opening bonnet). The possibility of it preventing the hood from decapitating the driver in a front end collision seems plausible, although probably not at all it's intended function.


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wavan Frank Van Den Dorpel
Chilliwack, BC, Canada   CAN
have just finished installing both boot & bonnet lift kits & have to say, I,m impressed.very well thought out. even with a luggage rack,the trunk opens perfectly.one thing with the bonnet tho, as mentioned before,make sure the hinges are in good shape,or you will be in for some bonnet adjusting which is no fun .

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darrellwalker Darrell Walker
Vancouver, WA, USA   USA
1966 Triumph TR4A "Christy"
1981 Triumph TR8 "Kate"
Well, I took a crack at trying to fit this to my TR 4A, but ended up having to get some shorter struts. Some pictures here:

https://www.triumphexp.com/forum/tr4-and-tr4a-forum.7/what-did-you-do-with-your-tr4-today.933253.1601367/page-54#msg-1601367



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66 TR4A IRS-SC CTC67956L
81 TR8 SATPZ458XBA406206
Vancouver, WA, USA

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Marksg1 Mark Greenbaum
Evanston, IL, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR6 "Nigel"
Ok, installed them on the boot following the instructions, works like a charm as advertised. Glad I purchased the kit.



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