Category Archives: E-Type – Bonnet Fitting

Various blog entries showing bonnets being fitted to E-type body shells. You’re sure to pick up several tips and tricks here that will save you DAYS of time – and frustration!

Adding Metal to the rear edge of an E-Type Bonnet

Sometimes, it’s just unavoidable… When we last spoke about this project, the bonnet was on and perfectly aligned, but 5/8″ too short on one side – even though on that side, the lower edge of the wing was ALREADY behind … Continue reading

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Assembling and Mounting the Bonnet – the Final Push!

Things ALWAYS end up going right down to the wire once you set a date, and this one was no exception… The extent of the damage and the repairs we had to make on this bonnet made the test asembly … Continue reading

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E-Type Frame Rail and Bonnet Fitting

Finally, it was time to pull the shell out of the rotisserie, and mount the frame rails and bonnet.  We ran into a couple of snags on this one, but figured them out – as I’ve told customers in the … Continue reading

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Bonnet Mounting – 1969 Series 2 E-Type Coupe

Earlier this year (kind of in the middle of the Donovan bonnet work, part 1…) a body shop in Long Island, NY brought down and E-Type to have the bonnet fitted.  We had restored this bonnet for them about a … Continue reading

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1968 Series 1.5 Bonnet Restoration & Conversion

OK, people – I’m back! Really sorry for the long hiatus on the blog – it has just been a VERY busy Summer and the blogging was the one thing that pretty much just had to go for a while.  … Continue reading

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Putting it all together!

Well, we finally got to the point where everything was restored and fitted, and it was time to prime the shell and put everything together!

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Time to Mount this welded-louver bonnet!

Once the frame rails were sealed, the original picture frame straightened, and the everything bolted back into place, it was time to start fitting the bonnet to the shell. We built this bonnet out of two donor bonnets – the … Continue reading

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