XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III 1968-1992

New and improved bonnet stay

 
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Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad I was able to help my fellow enthusiasts.

Looking forward to the thread on boot lid device. I think we all would like the additional head room when loading stuff.

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Jeff and David - GREAT JOB!!
 
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Thanks for the "see a need and fill it" attitude.
 
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Sorry, I couldn't leave well enough alone. Don't get me wrong...BRILLIANT DESIGN and Engineering the way it was, even when tightened (and I used red Locktite on the bolt going into the threads of the non-slotted piece), the hood tended to come down at unwanted times. There's no real "lat



ch" concept. See my pics for what I did. I cut a Inward V in the aft end of the slotted piece that matches the Outward V in the bolt. After measuring, with the hood opened just a bit further than I was comfortable with, I drilled a 5/16" hole in the non-slotted piece. It now "latches", so to speak. Just loosen the knob a bit, rock the hood forward, and it unlatches.
 
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Bill, that is a great idea! Every Jaguar is a little different, if the new hood stay doesn't quite hold it your fix is quick and easy.

I know what you mean about tinkering with things to make them better. I am restoring my 87 to be as close to factory as possible whereas my 79 is sort of a restomod. I must say that trying to improve on the design of my 79 seems to be more satisfying to me.

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That's one of the Greatest things about this place:
Someone has an idea, and once it's out in the "real world" where "real people" work with it every day, then the improvements start to surface until it's *Perfect!*
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Originally Posted by yachtmanbuttson View Post
... with the hood opened just a bit further than I was comfortable with..
Why not just let it open all the way? The center of gravity pretty much keeps it open at the limit of the new stay's extension (unless you're on an incline, of course).
 
 
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