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Old 9th March 2022, 10:44   #11
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I almost lost the end of a finger due to "support" struts that didn't! I still have the scars to prove it! Those bonnet edges are lethal when used as a guillotine!
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Old 9th March 2022, 14:29   #12
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The SGS struts do the job nicely - we also have our own here: https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/products/rov...kk500010-oem-q
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Old 10th March 2022, 04:40   #13
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Short (possibly long) term solution, just wedge it in...
Lol I used to use an umbrella, much to the amusement of people passing by.
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Old 20th March 2022, 16:44   #14
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Solved the problem by buying a little T-shaped gadget on ebay for £10. It slots onto the lower part of the extended strut, and, once hand tightened, makes the bonnet completely secure in seconds. Working under the bonnet the other day, a hurricane came along, and my head remained perfectly intact! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOCKING-C...-127635-2958-0

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Old 22nd March 2022, 11:39   #15
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Solved the problem by buying a little T-shaped gadget on ebay for £10. It slots onto the lower part of the extended strut, and, once hand tightened, makes the bonnet completely secure in seconds. Working under the bonnet the other day, a hurricane came along, and my head remained perfectly intact! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOCKING-C...-127635-2958-0
I use exactly the same but in blue. They are a god send on our cars if your a driveway mechanic.
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Old 22nd March 2022, 21:49   #16
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Handy if you're frequently working on different cars, but if it's your own car just buy new struts.
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