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Almost there bonnet wise.

February 12th, 2018

Tonight I did the other half of the bonnet. It didn’t go perfectly but it seems to be working.  The issue I had was the fingers of the top panel didn’t quite wrap all the way around the hinge pin. This is because I made my fold a little off line I think. Because I […]

When will this bloody bonnet be finished!

February 11th, 2018

OK, more progress today but still not quite done. I managed to finish one half but still need to do the other. First I rolled the joggle into the sides. I was a bit worried about this as it is tricky to maintain a perfectly straight line (I didn’t!) and I was worried it would […]

Still bonnet.

February 8th, 2018

This one bit (well four bits) is taking ages! But there is  alot of making in it I guess. Especially when you’re not 100% sure of what you’re doing. This was done over 3 or 4 nights. I first marked out the top for the fingers that wrap around the brass hinge pin. I referred […]

Even more bonnet.

February 4th, 2018

A small and boring update. Not because I haven’t been doing anything, more because there isn’t much to see. I have continued with mangling my bonnet and trimming it down. I finally got things fitting fairly well. It doesn’t have to be 100% perfect as the thing is strapped down of course so it will […]

More on the bonnet.

January 30th, 2018

A bit more work on the bonnet last night. Was stinking hot in the garage but I refined the shape and trimmed the panels a bit.     The curve is a little lumpy in places because I don’t have a single, long thing to bend it around so had to go in sections. And […]

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