Category Archives: E-Type – Bonnet Restoration

Our blog entries showing the complete restoration of E-Type bonnets – start to finish. See how they are broken down here, stripped, blasted, rust damaged repaired, crash damage repaired and reshaped, primed, assembled, and glued.

Series 2 E-Type Bonnet – LH Inner Valance

This is the restoration of a Series 2 LH Inner Valance that is actually more of a rare piece, since it is an original from a NON-AC Series 2 bonnet. Late Series 1 cars have the same Air-conditioning setup as … Continue reading

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E-Type Bonnets – Restore or Replace?

Hello! Honestly – it has been so long since I wrote a blog entry, for a minute I forgot how to get started!  Sorry guys – work and life has been very busy, and as the business continues to grow, … Continue reading

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Series 2 E-Type Lower Valance Restoration

We’re busy as usual, so I am going to have to skip the captions on this blog, but here are some photos of a Series 2 lower valance that we recently restored. This is part of a Series 2 bonnet … Continue reading

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Converting a Series 2 wing to Series 1

Before we show more of the whole “new shop” thing, let’s get back to some metalworking, shall we? By the way – this work was done in the NEW shop – check out how clean and nice the bench is!  … Continue reading

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E-Type Bonnet Repair – ANY Piece you need!

Earlier this Summer we filled a couple of parts orders that included some custom bonnet repair panels, and so I thought I would do a blog entry on that that shows you just what we can do here to help … Continue reading

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E-Type Series 1.5 Bonnet Lower Valance Repairs

Next Up for this bonnet was the restoration of the lower valance.  We have done ALOT of these, and blogged it many times as well, so I’m going to try to keep the captions short on this one and get … Continue reading

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E-Type Series 1.5 Bonnet Inner Valance Repairs

Well, it happens – and it’s been a while – so I guess I was “due” to hurt myself, and did a first class job of it yesterday afternoon… I was drilling out ONE spot weld in the middle flange … Continue reading

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Series 1 E-Type Bonnet Center Section Repairs

The ’66 FHC project that we recently sold had a pretty tired bonnet, and while the new owner was willing to jump in and tackle the panel replacement of the monocoque shell itself, he was concerned that he did not … Continue reading

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Series 1 E-Type Bonnet Project – Part 2 – Assembly & Primer

In the second half of this blog entry, you’ll see photos of what the finished product from Monocoque Metalworks looks like. In my somewhat biased opinion, you simply cannot have a bonnet better than what is shown in these photos … Continue reading

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Series 1 E-Type Bonnet Project – Part 1 – Metalwork

These are photos of yet another Series 1 bonnet that was restored here this Fall. This bonnet was a very good representation of an “average” original bonnet being restored – it had some accident damage and some rust – all … Continue reading

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Series 1.5 E-Type Bonnet Repair & Headlamp Conversion

As I mentioned earlier, we restored several bonnets this Fall in our effort to “clear the decks” and prepare to be locked in for the Winter restoring body shells. This bonnet was completed in November.  The owner was a long-time … Continue reading

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E-Type Bonnet Side Flange Repair

Fall was the season of bonnets around here – we cranked out FOUR complete bonnet restorations in October and November among the other work going on – that’s alot of bonnets in a short time! This particular bonnet was a … Continue reading

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Restoring THREE E-Type Bonnet Lower Valances!

This blog shows no less than THREE E-Type Bonnet lower valances being restored but smoothing and repairing the outer skin, and replacing the rear main support member with a new piece.  This is a GREAT way to save your lower … Continue reading

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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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