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NEW 1958-61 AUSTIN HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE FRONT TILTING HOOD KIT, BONNET, UPGRADE



NEW 1958-61 AUSTIN HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE FRONT TILTING HOOD KIT, BONNET, UPGRADE

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(1) 1958-61 NEW AUSTIN HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE FRONT TILTING HOOD BONNET CONVERSION KIT & BOLTS. This is for a front tilting hood conversion for the 1958-1961 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprites MK 1. ALL BRACKETS ARE SHIPPED BARE STEEL & UNPAINTED SO YOU CAN PAINT THEM THE COLOR YOU DESIRE. ALL HARDWARE IS PLATED. Using these brackets and hardware you can change the hood from a rear tilting setup with very limited engine bay access to a front tilting setup with much better access. This will ease access and convenience of the front hinge bonnet and allow for easy engine bay access for all MK1 Sprites with steel bonnets. It incorporates a sliding stop so no retaining cables are needed. Very well engineered and road-tested on many cars for years. I have used this set-up on several Austin Healey Bugeyes without any problems over the past few years. This is for the brackets, detailed instructions, all locking nuts, bolts and washers that are needed. This kit requires drilling and trimming of a small frame spacer. You do not need to drill a new hole in the radiator support if you want to use a cable or chain hood stop instead of the sliding bracket stop. This method would not require any new holes to be drilled in your vehicle. Most people remove the original hinges and the hood will then rest on the rear hood gasket. I HAVE SOLD 170+ OF THESE. NOTE: THE STOCK FACTORY FRONT BUMPER CAN BE RETAINED WITH THE USE OF THIS KIT The installation is not difficult but does require use of common hand tools. These steel brackets are cut on a CNC Plasma table and are shipped unpainted. The holes have been cut slightly larger than the bolt size so this kit will work without modification on these older cars with varying dimensions and tolerances. When you convert to the front tilting hood, you will need a hood hold-down. Make sure that the distance from the hole centers on your hood are 1-5/8" (1.625") for this kit to work without modification as I have seen a few rare Sprites where the distance is greater (see pictures below which shows the different hood). This might require modification to the kit to make it work on the hoods with holes spaced farther apart but this kit WILL WORK if your hood has that spacing. It is a simple fix, it will be very tough to drill out the hood kit brackets since they are plasma cut. You can overdrill the hood holes very slightly to get the 1/8" needed on each side. The kit is slightly oversized anyway so test the brackets as you may not need to drill the full 1/4" total difference. ALL BRACKETS ARE SHIPPED BARE STEEL & UNPAINTED SO YOU CAN PAINT THEM THE COLOR YOU DESIRE. ALL HARDWARE IS PLATED. SIMILAR KITS ARE AVAILABLE BUT COST MUCH MORE ($200-300) AND ARE NOT AS HEAVY DUTY OR SIMPLE AS THIS SETUP. I also sell: -Bugeye Sprite & MG Midget Rear Shock Conversion Kits -Front Wheel Bearing Conversion Kits -Rear Suspension Adjustable Trailing Arms (Link Bars). Please see my other auctions. Note: Actual application or fit may require slight modification or trimming to fit. I cannot guarantee this will fit all years listed above. Auction is for brackets, bolts and instructions only. Brackets are shipped unpainted. Vehicles not included in sale. ALL BRACKETS ARE SHIPPED BARE STEEL & UNPAINTED SO YOU CAN PAINT THEM THE COLOR YOU DESIRE. ALL HARDWARE IS PLATED. SHIPPING DETAILS: PLEASE EMAIL FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE FOR APO or International. Shipped Ground/Surface unless noted otherwise. Vehicle not included in auction. LOCAL PICKUP ALSO AVAILABLE. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE NEGATIVE OR NEUTRAL FEEDBACK BEFORE FIRST CONTACTING ME WITH ANY PROBLEM YOU HAD WITH YOUR ITEM(S). I MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU OUT WITH A REPLACEMENT ITEM. AUCTION DETAILS: This auction is only for the item(s) stated above. All ratings and descriptions are to the best of my knowledge. I cannot guarantee condition, operation or authenticity. Payment due within 7 days after auction ends. Please view my other auctions. as is. Not responsible for any loss/damage related to the item up for auction. All items are from a non-smoking house. Please email for combined shipping only if payment has not been received yet. REVISED ITEM DETAILS: This auction is only for the item(s) listed. All ratings and descriptions are to the best of JS3 Motorsports, LLC's knowledge BUT ARE NOT A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND PROVIDE NO GUARANTY OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. JS3 Motorsports, LLC, cannot and does not guarantee condition, operation or authenticity of any item. All parts are sold “as is” and are used entirely at your own risk. In the event that a part fails and the failure results directly or indirectly in injuries and/or damage, JS3 Motorsports, LLC’s liability is expressly limited to the value of the failed part. In no event will JS3 Motorsports, LLC, be responsible for consequential damages of any kind. Payment is due within 7 days after auction ends, and parts will be shipped after payment is received. Please view my other auctions. Please email for combined shipping only if payment has not been received yet. All items are from a non-smoking house.