Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
12/15/22 10:10 a.m.

A Sprite’s hood and front fenders flip open as a single unit. Unlike a Triumph Spitfire, however, the Sprite’s nose is hinged at cowl, not down near the front bumper.

Where the Spitfire’s arrangement provides ample engine access, the same can’t be said for a Sprite.

As we…

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lieb923 New Reader
12/15/22 2:15 p.m.

On my HP Bugeye I used T shaped rubber straps much stronger,easier to release and weather ressistant. They are used on many truck cab hoods. Inexpensive.

TurnerX19 UberDork
12/16/22 4:08 p.m.

I have done two of these conversions recently, and made my own hinges that spread the load a lot farther into the bonnet structure and do not put the up limit load into the hinge area at all.  Hinge just prior to paint. Upstop is done with fishing leader fron the original prop point on the bonnet to the front corner of the inner fender, with a lightweight bungee to retract it when closing.

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