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LewPalmer

USA
2591 Posts

Posted - 31/03/2020 :  22:45:29  Show Profile
For the life of me I can't find nor remember what the rear main bonnet hinge support looked like. Could someone please post a photo so I can whip up a new one?

Thanks!

Lew Palmer
PA1169, 2M1281

gwaiting

United Kingdom
78 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2020 :  08:46:11  Show Profile
Hi Lew,
Both bits are the same as your PA. But check the hinge pin diameter.
Garry
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DADA

Luxembourg
75 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2020 :  10:15:39  Show Profile
Is it this support you are looking for?
DADA



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gwaiting

United Kingdom
78 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2020 :  10:22:27  Show Profile
Well done Norbert.
Lew, ignore my post, memory fades.
Garry
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LewPalmer

USA
2591 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2020 :  16:04:42  Show Profile
Thanks, Norbert, but I believe that is the anchor point for the radiator steady rod, not the bonnet hinge. It appears too low for the hinge.

Lew Palmer
PA1169, 2M1281
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gwaiting

United Kingdom
78 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2020 :  17:24:53  Show Profile
Hi Lew,
It is both, there is a chrome plated fitting goes into the top hole. That is the same as a P, well it is on mine. It is a horizontal blind tube with a 5/16 bsf thread vertically. I silver solder the parts together originally a brass stamping I presume.
Garry
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Keith Durston

United Kingdom
519 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2020 :  17:28:20  Show Profile
Lew,
The photo of the bracket that Norbert has posted holds both the radiator tie rod (in the lower slotted part) and the bonnet hinge keep (which is a chromed sealed one end tube with a threaded stud at right angles to the tube) which passes through the hole in the top of the bracket and is held in place with a spring washer and nut. If you have lost yours replacements are available from Sports and Vintage.
Keith
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LewPalmer

USA
2591 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2020 :  17:52:59  Show Profile
Thanks, Garry. Looking carefully, I now see the upper part. Mine had been replaced with a sheet metal piece that only holds the radiator steady. I guess the bonnet hinge was left loose. I should be able to fabricate that part as shown.


Lew Palmer
PA1169, 2M1281
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Peter Green

United Kingdom
1682 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2020 :  18:20:31  Show Profile
Lew,

Here are two pictures of the original bonnet hinge support on my barn find Jarvis bodied M type, I do not know if it is the same on factory built M types but it looks very similar.






Peter
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Blue M

United Kingdom
1080 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2020 :  18:54:40  Show Profile
Mine is completely different and two separate pieces. Lew, I suggest you inspect the woodwork for old screw hole clues.



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LewPalmer

USA
2591 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2020 :  00:56:40  Show Profile
Thanks to all for your answers. I have now made a replica based on the photo Norbert posted. The one that was there looked like the outer piece in Ian's photo, but of much thinner metals. As far a looking at the holes in the old woodwork, there wasn't much hope of that since there was so many holes and a lot of very rotted wood.
But thanks again, problem now solved.

Lew Palmer
PA1169, 2M1281
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Blue M

United Kingdom
1080 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2020 :  05:58:27  Show Profile
Does anyone else have brackets like mine? I'm disinclined to think they are unoriginal because there aren't holes in the still original wood for the other kind. Re Lew's thin version, I have or had one of those too and assumed it was homemade, so it wouldn't surprise me if that also was original - some M parts were impressively crude.
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Keith Durston

United Kingdom
519 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2020 :  09:30:05  Show Profile
Ian,
The 3 M types that I have owned all had the one piece bracket as shown in Norbert's photo. It is difficult to tell from the photo but the metal on his looks slightly thicker than the ones I have had. 2 of the cars still had the original scuttles which only had holes for this type of bracket. Incidentally one of my brackets had had the top flange cut off for some reason. That I am sure was a home made adjustment as the cut was not at right angles! Your bracket doesn't look home made to me so maybe there were two different types.
Keith

Edited by - Keith Durston on 03/04/2020 09:32:25
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g waiting

United Kingdom
493 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2020 :  12:31:38  Show Profile
Hi,
The stay bracket is from a Morris Minor,there is one either side supporting the radiator on most Minors.
Garry
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sam christie

United Kingdom
2444 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2020 :  13:48:19  Show Profile
This is Andy King's MV 12 2M 2805.





This is 2M 371 ( a very original early car). Sorry about the picture quality but the bracket looks more like Ian's.





This is GJ 5795 2M 1281 - like Ian's once again. Sorry Lew, this comes a bit late but this is your car.





It seems there were two designs and Norbert's is the later type.





This ( 2M 1802 ) looks like the earlier type.





Sam
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LewPalmer

USA
2591 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2020 :  16:19:54  Show Profile
Thanks, Sam. But what can't be seen in the photo of my car, is the part that holds the bonnet hinge. The radiator steady is obvious but is of a much thinner metal than others.

Lew Palmer
PA1169, 2M1281
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