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    I've had a bit of a disaster, traveling down the motorway tonight in my Roadster and my bonnet has flown off and is now lost, I walked up the hard shoulder and it's nowhere to been seen, the motorway is closed now for roadworks, and the workers are going to keep an eye out for it, but it's probably damaged beyond repair. so has anyone got any ideas about getting a replacement.
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    Any half decent sheet metal fabricator should be capable of manufacturing a new one, taking measurements direct from the car.
    Remember to have small cutouts for the wiper spindles if necessary, it might be the opportunity for having the replacement made with additional louvres.
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    Sorry to hear about your bonnet, I had the same problem, I forgot to clip both sides of the bonnet, 50mph it flew over my head and laid bent in the road, luckily no other vehicles around. I had it straightened and strengthened but it was not cheap !!!!!! Later talking to Ernie Warrender who worked for Paul Moorhouse in the early days his job was to make the bonnets on piecework. He riveted several sheets of aluminium together and cut round with a jigsaw in one hand and an oilcan in the other. The centre bend was formed over a piece of angle iron and the outer bends were made by bending over a length of old telephone pole. No two were exactly the same. To prevent my bonnet coming undone again I used to put a piece of copper wire through the holes in the four catches. David.
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    Nigel , I saw your excellent teardrop accommodation and Roadster at Stoneleigh so I am really saddened to hear of this mishap.

    1)I do recall last year on the forum that there was a Roadster bonnet for sale, has that sold?

    2)I also recall Adrian picked up some rear arches , so Adrian was there a bonnet with that ? Does Danny Nelson know of a replacement?

    3)Also is this bonnet still available? https://www.marlinownersclub.com/for...nger-side-wing.

    4) just a thought if you get stuck locating a replacement, is it worth taking your car to whoever makes the bonnets for cars such as Caterham and Westfield 7's with photos?


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    Was the oil to keep the jigsaw blade cool whilst cutting aluminium?

    Useful to know of the telegraph pole to get the curves.
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    A standard medium duty telegraph pole tapers from 10” to 6” diameter but it varies through their height range, now there is some useless information.
    I recall reading somewhere that the radius of the drop curve was 5” so that ties in quite nicely. But these days it more likely to be a rolled radius, than beaten or bent around a former.
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    Hiya

    Answer to question 1, it was me and it was sold, trying to remember who?

    Answer to question 2, it was me but no there wasn't a bonnet.

    Sorry guys.

    Adrian

    Quote Originally Posted by Ye Ol Ripper View Post
    Nigel , I saw your excellent teardrop accommodation and Roadster at Stoneleigh so am really saddened to hear of this.

    1)I do recall last year on the forum that there was a Roadster bonnet for sale, has that sold?

    2)I also recall Adrian picked up some rear arches , so Adrian was there a bonnet with that ? Does Danny Nelson know of a replacement?

    3)Also is this bonnet still available? https://www.marlinownersclub.com/for...nger-side-wing.

    4) just a thought if you get stuck locating a replacement, is it worth taking your car to whoever makes the bonnets for cars such as Caterham and Westfield 7's with photos?


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    Was the oil to keep the jigsaw blade cool whilst cutting aluminium?

    Useful to know of the telegraph pole to get the curves.
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    I've been told of a good sheet metal worker local to me, so I think getting a replacement bonnet shouldn't be a problem. But I'm struggling to find a good piano hinge mine was chrome on brass. What ever I do I think my bank account is about to get a hit
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    Hi,

    Partial answer to question 3 - i recently bought the Marlin owned by dugout. He had a new bonnet made for the car as the original had a hole in it for the carb that became superfluous after an engine change. I’m fairly sure he sold the old one but I can message him to double check if it’s helpful? Regards Tom
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    Hi

    I got my stainless steel hinge from the Essex Hinge Company.

    Around £40.

    Any length, any width at reasonable prices.

    Do brass, chrome, stainless etc.

    Regards

    Adrian

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    I've been told of a good sheet metal worker local to me, so I think getting a replacement bonnet shouldn't be a problem. But I'm struggling to find a good piano hinge mine was chrome on brass. What ever I do I think my bank account is about to get a hit
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel_cordrey View Post
    I've had a bit of a disaster, traveling down the motorway tonight in my Roadster and my bonnet has flown off and is now lost, I walked up the hard shoulder and it's nowhere to been seen, the motorway is closed now for roadworks, and the workers are going to keep an eye out for it, but it's probably damaged beyond repair. so has anyone got any ideas about getting a replacement.
    When you get your replacement made, have you considered having it fitted in a manner similar to the Cabrio's whereby each end of the hinge is also secured to the bodywork? That why if a clip comes loose the worst you can anticipate is it flapping up and down a tad. Just a thought, don't know if this a fitment that can be done to a roadster?
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