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This blog is intended to document the build of my Gardner Douglas Mk4 Cobra; partly as IVA evidence, bit primarily to help others learn from my mistakes and/or successes.

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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Fitting the bonnet

The bonnet fitment is much the same as the boot lid (see previous post), only slight easier as it can rest in place and you can do everything from below.

I did temporarily fit the 3 sealing strips around the engine bay return to get the right height. I added a washer to shim the whole bonnet right a bit as I did with the boot.

This is what the panel edges look like prior to filing... 

.... and after filing

Sealing strip temporarily fitted to help with setting the height

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