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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:56 pm 
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What grade/tension Spring is used for the bonnet catch mechanism and where does it attach on the slam panel. Also which way is the usual direction to unlock the bonnet catch? Ie move to left or right.
Anybody got a photo or diagram of the lock setup?
Thanks in advance. Alan.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:04 pm 
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It slides from the passenger side to the drivers side.

These are the only pics I can find at the moment.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:44 pm 
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Thanks for that. My lock has a different setup in that the moveable part of the lock has a hole In the end for the spring to attach and the only spot I can find to attach to the slam panel is a hole which has the spring poking through the which you would cut/catch your hand on. I'll try and get a photo.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:47 pm 
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My slam panel was replaced by the PO so I don't know if the bonnet lock assy is correct. It works ok. I have never really taken much notice. I would like to see a few pics from an unrestored car to see what they are supposed to look like if anyone would like to share.

The repro slam panels have a few extra holes in the top and I believe one of these is for the return spring. But the original slam panel doesn't. Would your return spring go to the angle brace?

The Somerford mini site shows your type of slider (14A6493) at item 10. It doesn't show where the spring attaches on the slam panel.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:14 pm 
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The parts book shows this.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:32 pm 
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winabbey wrote:
The parts book shows this.

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Hi Doug.

Next time you are near your car would you mind grabbing a few pics of the slider and where the spring attaches to the slam panel? I have thousands of pics of cars but nothing showing the underside. Thanks Mate

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:42 pm 
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gtogreen1969 wrote:
Hi Doug.

Next time you are near your car would you mind grabbing a few pics of the slider and where the spring attaches to the slam panel? I have thousands of pics of cars but nothing showing the underside. Thanks Mate

"Too late", she cried. The slider is in a box with most of the other parts. Don't think I have a before photo. :(

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gtogreen1969 wrote:
Hi Doug.

Next time you are near your car would you mind grabbing a few pics of the slider and where the spring attaches to the slam panel? I have thousands of pics of cars but nothing showing the underside. Thanks Mate

"Too late", she cried. The slider is in a box with most of the other parts. Don't think I have a before photo. :(


Thats ok. Maybe someone else will join the party and upload some pics.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:22 am 
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At present it is mounted so it slides from pass side to drivers side and the spring hooked on to cross brace. If it is mounted the opposite way, there is a hole in the slam panel, but on the flat surface. Maybe just drill a hole for the spring in the back edge of slam panel in same spot.


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gtogreen1969 wrote:
winabbey wrote:
gtogreen1969 wrote:
Hi Doug.

Next time you are near your car would you mind grabbing a few pics of the slider and where the spring attaches to the slam panel? I have thousands of pics of cars but nothing showing the underside. Thanks Mate

"Too late", she cried. The slider is in a box with most of the other parts. Don't think I have a before photo. :(


Thats ok. Maybe someone else will join the party and upload some pics.

Never mind the sideways photo - you get the idea. My unrestored ‘68 Deluxe:

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