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Re: Using Boot Struts for the bonnet

3 points to consider;

  1. weight of the bonnet - struts need to be capable of lifting (and safely supporting this), whilst also allowing it to close.
  2. lifting height of the bonnet - bonnet will need to open to approx the same angle it currently does to allow access. So the struts need to be quite long.
  3. fixing points for both the bonnet & where the struts attach to the body (bearing in mind, the wings are plastic).
As Mikey says, anything is possible, but there is an awful lot to consider, calculate and engineer through to overcome a 'problem' which many wouldn't care about.



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