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Post  Jared Mk3 on Fri May 11, 2012 12:49 pm

I managed to find this site while on a South African forum. It doesn't help me much as they are based in the UK,so I thought it would help for some of the UK guys with competition Hornets of Elfs who are looking for fibre/composite parts.

They do a single skin boot lid in glass fibre :

http://www.absmotorsport.net/front-page/elf-hornet-single-skin-fibreglass-boot.html

They also do a single skin bonnet in glass fibre :

http://www.absmotorsport.net/mini/bonnets/riley-elf-wolsley-hornet-bonnet.html

Hope this helps someone.
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Post  TONYELF on Fri May 11, 2012 7:48 pm

Thanks for posting up the links. I'm sure some members will find them useful.

Maybe the boot lid for me, would be lighter for the torsion bars to lift it to its full height.......unless someone can tell me how to adjust them???? Any suggestions?
Idealy I would like to fit a hinge similar to those on other cars that lift it clear of the rear screen to give almost full access to the boot without having to crawl on ones knees?
Same for the bonnet to avoid the "guilletine blade" LOL

There has got to be some genius's amongst us that could design something?

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Post  Red Riley on Fri May 11, 2012 8:00 pm

minivation.net


This would be a huge improvement, provided it would work on our bonnets.

Maybe the same thing could be adapted to the boot?

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Post  TONYELF on Sat May 12, 2012 11:30 am

Brian, I had a lengthy chat with the guy who owns minivation.
He assured me he was looking into the Elf Hornet problem.

As regards our little gems he pointed out the hinges on both bonnet and boot have their hinges "inboard" ie a short distance in towards centre of vehicle. Whereas the minis have their bonnet hinges bolted to the inner panels and the boot lids to the floor.

Hope you get my drift?
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Post  Red Riley on Sat May 12, 2012 5:30 pm

Oh, yes. I completely get it. But now that he's on it, maybe he'll come up with a solution. Maybe it would help his creative juices if we got a commitment from E/H owners to buy a batch when he makes them.

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Post  Toga on Thu May 31, 2012 4:43 am

Fitted my ABS bonnet last week and I have to say it's a very nice panel, fits well and won't take much prep to paint. I did have to wait two months for it though ! Saves about 9kg and obviously provides great engine bay access. GRP bootlid going on this week which looks alot less 'finished' and will probably take longer to prep before paint but that's from TDK Racing.

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Post  TONYELF on Thu May 31, 2012 1:28 pm

It's looking good and practical. Smile

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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Thu May 31, 2012 8:25 pm

me like! Very Happy
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Post  TONYELF on Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:39 am

Big_Al_Smith wrote:me like! Very Happy

Thats confusing Al!
Do you mean you like it
Or you mean practical like you? Very Happy

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Post  Nick on Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:25 am

Tony, have a look inside your boot, up under the parcel shelf, examine the bars, sometimes they pop out of their locating hole, leading to a lid that flops down half way as opposed to staying up!
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Post  TONYELF on Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:31 am

Will do mate. thanks Surprised

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Post  David2010 on Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:30 pm

Toga wrote:Fitted my ABS bonnet last week and I have to say it's a very nice panel, fits well and won't take much prep to paint. I did have to wait two months for it though ! Saves about 9kg and obviously provides great engine bay access. GRP bootlid going on this week which looks alot less 'finished' and will probably take longer to prep before paint but that's from TDK Racing.


Your Hornet really looks " the business " and the finished product looks outstanding.
Do I detect 2 chrome handles on each side of the bonnet - not far from the wipers ?
Are these to facilitate an effortless removal of the bonnet ?
Does this mean that you have dispensed with those troublesome hinges altogether ?
Would love to know !
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Post  Nick on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:23 pm

Tony, if you have a mobile that receives picture texts, PM me your mobile number! And I will send you a pic of the mechanism. I can't post pics here, as I dont use a desktop!

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Post  Toga on Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:08 am

David2010 wrote: Do I detect 2 chrome handles on each side of the bonnet - not far from the wipers ?

Thanks for the comments and no they're bonnet pins to secure it down at the back. I've used Terry springs on the front just because these bonnets do show some flexibility when you're doing over a hundred ! The springs do actually allow the bonnet to lift slightly but no danger of it coming off due to the strength of the springs (famous last words ! Laughing ). It'll look alot better when it's painted but have to wait until I've fitted the boot lid which at first glance I'm expecting not to fit very well. I'll report back. Yes I'll remove all the hinges to save weight as I still need to lose a bit.
I've put an entry into the Pageant Of Power sprint event in Cheshire in a couple of weeks and am on the reserve list so look out for the car in the paddock, it's quite likely I'll get a run. Very Happy One of my mates has got the only circuit racing Hornet currently in use (mine's a sprint car) that ran at Goodwood and as time goes on I can see more and more of these characterful little cars being used in motorsport as early Minis become soooo expensive. Let's not forget Alec Poole, Jeff Williamson and Newtune's Brian Claydon all competed in Elf/Hornets in the 60's amongst many others and there do seem to be quite a few rally cars about nowadays.
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