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Bluest



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Bent bonnet hinge bracket. I am a total *#@%!!!

I am absolutely bloody fuming with myself. I am not normally prone to wrecking stuff, but I have somehow managed to bend one of the bonnet hinge brackets on my bulkhead whilst trying to fit new hinge bushes. The bonnet now sits down on the wing when closed. Only noticed when the bonnet wouldn’t latch properly, then saw a big scratch on the wing top at the back of the bonnet Mad Mad Mad Anger management sessions might be a good idea for the next few days. Can’t even look at the Def without my blood pressure going through the roof Big Cry Big Cry Big Cry 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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Balvaig



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Ouch - you have my sympathy. So easily done. Big Cry

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Sulisuli



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That’s so annoying, but don’t let it spoil your ownership. Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
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Rashers



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I know that feeling.....

What a P.I.T.A. Sad

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Bluest



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Right, I’ve calmed down a bit now. Is this something that anyone else has ever done, or is this a first? I need to figure a way to bend it back without damaging anything else in the process. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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LR90XS2011



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Have you a photo DEFENDER 90 TDCI XS,

I hope everyone is well and your land rovers make you happy

Post #786713 14th Aug 2019 6:31am
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fatboyron



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Same thing happened to me on the passenger side I noticed paint flaking off on the bonnet we've been touching the wing I wonder what it was until I noticed a little bit of a gap behind the hinge

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fatboyron



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Here some pictures off mine is there a fix


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Sulisuli



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^ it maybe worth replacing the plastic / rubber Bush in the hinge these do wear and that maybe the cause Thumbs Up Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

Mine is bent exactly like your Sulisuli. I was changing the bushes when I bent it I think Embarassed

Have you fixed it? 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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Sulisuli



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Bluest I don’t have the bent hinge, it was fatboyron. I changed my hinges for Optimill ones. Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
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NickMc



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fatboyron wrote:
Here some pictures off mine is there a fix


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Are your bushes in the wrong way round? (The cut out is offset) they do look a little tired anyway Thumbs Up

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Bluest



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Jubilations! I fixed it. Fortunately, the brake servo mounting structure, where the chassis plate is, is a pretty solid piece. So I levered off there. Had to put a bar in the hinge so it sort of rolled round it. All back where it should be now.



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90 Dreamer



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Nice one

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Sulisuli



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Good work, pleased it’s back where it should be Thumbs Up Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
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