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    That's how mine is fitted and was the standard method in the build Roadster manual.
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    You can see mine using a stainless steel hinge from The Essex Hinge Company.

    Held together by 42 stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h_m_cumming View Post
    That's how mine is fitted and was the standard method in the build Roadster manual.
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    Yes the oil was to keep the blade cool. I know that telegraph poles taper, but over a length of approx 5 feet that would not make a lot of difference. I only gave my input as these quotes from people like Ernie Warrender are part of the Marlin history. Several times he has promised to write about his early days with Marlin but nothing has come from his pen at the moment. David.
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    I got my pre - drilled stainless hinge from ironmongery direct as well as some alloy angle for the stiffeners. Button head screws etc I already had.
    I acquired my roadster with a one piece bonnet but because I didn't want to lose it and for roadside convenience I centre hinged it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by listerjp2 View Post
    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
    I will have a look thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggiesworld View Post
    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?
    Bit of a sore point, that's how mine "was" fitted to stop it coming off but after the respray i haven't got round to putting the front fitting on
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    Inspired by how the original bonnet was made I'm going to make a new one with a little help for a friend. but can someone please measure the thickness of the sheet used I'm guessing at 2mm, but if someone can check it would be appreciated.
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    Yep my hinged bonnet is 2mm
    Good luck
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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    Hi Nigel Sorry to hear about your bonnet when my one piece came off many moons back I managed to salvage it with the help
    of a night school tutor. But still carries some scars

    The original Marlin brochure says all the alloy was 16 gauge which the charts say is 1.6 mm. So I would go with Meverett on the 2mm.

    Best of luck
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    My Roadster has a split bonnet with end fittings to the body but my 35yr old Locust has a one piece bonnet with a clip that fits under the edge of the nose cone. You put the front on first and push forwards. I have metal overcenter clips(probably non IVA) with 'R' pins or suitcase padlocks to secure them. Why not trad leather strap over the bonnet?
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