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    SRV8 hood hinges problems

    Hello,
    I'm buiding an old SRV8 kit in south west of France.
    I've a problem with the hinge. The front of the hood touch the body too soon. I can only raise the hood to 40 cm;
    I don't understand because i use original parts from the kit and they are the same like i can see on other SRV8 model.
    Any idea ?
    Sorry for my english
    Thanks !
    Ben

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    Hi Ben,

    Your English much better than my French - lol

    Do you have any picks of your hinge layout you can post - i can see about getting some photos from my bonnet/hinges to see how they compare if it would help you

    regards
    Gary
    Conny - A Carnival Red Metallic (paint code Ref: Jag CGG/1811) Southern Roadcraft V8 ( SRV8 ) with 383ci stroker chevy.

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    Thank you very much Gary
    I have photos of my hinges system

    This is the problem20200327_101842.jpg20200327_101907.jpg20200325_180410.jpg20200325_180418.jpg

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    Thank you Chris
    Yes i will have enough time !
    I do not understand why using the original parts, I do not have the same result as on other assemblies. At start of the opening the hood is perfectely adjust to the body. the hood/body Gap/clearance is very small
    Ben.

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    Hi Ben
    I'm currently building an SRV8 (Actually a Madgwick) and my issue was that my kit didn't come with any hinges (bonnet or doors) I managed to get round this by using door / bonnet hinges from Europa spares. I fabricated plates to attach to on the underside of the Bonnet and welded the hinged pieces to these. I'm happy with the result as my Bonnet will open to almost vertical
    Good luck
    Cheers
    Roger

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    Following your advice, I give you the results.
    I moved the axis of rotation and brought the hinges closer to get closer to the curvature of the body.
    But it works!
    Thank you all for your advice and research !
    Ben
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    image.jpeg hopefully you find attachment useful Best wishes Chris (taken from official Southern Roadcraft build)

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    Hi again,
    Hopefully you have received the attachment that I have sent .
    If you think you need the drawing I can also send it to you .
    You will find it will require a lot of time and patience to get it correct.
    Twelve weeks should give you enough time !
    Regards,
    Chris .

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    Also the gap you are talking about is very small and only just clears the front end when opening,
    Chris.

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    It will almost certainly be the hinge positions are incorrect.
    You need to allow the bonnet (hood) to swing in more than one plane.
    Also you might find that in addition you need to thin down the front edge of the hood.
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