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I was finding it difficult to easily remove the rather bulky fibreglass bonnet in one easy move. This would become a bigger issue once the car was painted as the risk of damaging the paint was quite real.  Therefore I decided to hinge the bonnet from one side and also make it easy to remove if required.  I designed a couple of custom hinges which incorporated quick release detent pins and a friend machined them from billet aluminium. 

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