Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 22:00:51 -0000
From: "Simon W," <swellernopsamPAMmistral.co.uk>
Subject: Re: 96 V4  - Stuck Bonnet (Hood)


Too late, I resorted to the hacksaw blade, (I had attempted something similar, but the bonnet pin wasn't square in the hole, hence permanently jammed). Anyone got a S/H bonnet pin - cash paid. . . ! -- Simon Brighton England http://www3.mistral.co.uk/sweller/camper/ Neil Plucknett <artistsriflesnopsamreeinternet.co.uk> wrote in message news:3a8701f6_3nopsam.bizonline.net... > I did this myself once - only solution was to remove the grille, get wife to > hold the linkage open with a piece of spare cable then, using a stout metal > lever of some sort (if memory serves it was a tyre lever) lever the head of > the pin far enough over for the spring to release it. > > HTH, > > Neil. > > > "Simon W," <swellernopsamPAMmistral.co.uk> wrote in message > news:3a82545enopsama.ukisp.net... > > Yes, you are both correct the linkage can be accessed from the grill, and > it > > is easier operate the linkage with the grill removed. > > But, even moving the linkage fully has no effect, the bonnet appears to be > > jammed. The locking pin isn't central in the body hole. I think I may > have > > to resort to a hacksaw blade to cut the pin. As I can't think of any > other > > way of doing it. > > > > -- > > Simon > > > > Brighton > > England > > > > > > > > Dave Hinz <dhinznopsamh.execpc.com> wrote in message > > news:3a81b1af$0$46004$272ea4a1nopsam.execpc.com... > > > Charles Stoyer (cstoyernopsamrpex.com) wrote: > > > : You should be able to get at the catch mechanism through the grille, > > maybe > > > : it would be easier if you take the grill off first. You can apply much > > more > > > : force with pliers, screwdrivers or other tools than with the hood > > release > > > : cable. > > > > > > I'd have to agree. I believe the center part of the grille on the '72 > > > is held in with 4 small screws, and you should be able to get to the > > > mechanism. Failing that, perhaps you can grab the screws by the bottom, > > > and loosen them that way, possibly getting enough room to wiggle the > > > hood open. > > > > > > Dave Hinz > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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