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Hi guys finally decided to get a bonnet prop after 9 years off not having one .....happy to do a bit of mod as more its a more modern bonnet on my 1990 110....Has any one a pic of the whole bonnet prop that should fit into my bonnet/slot so I can buy one mod the other end of it it to fit my engine bay

Thanks there

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As Ralph says, you've got a Td5 bonnet, not a huge amount of options that don't require significant modification out with the original parts for that bonnet...

The standard for a non spare wheel bonnet was the scissor type that fix onto the radiator mounting bracket and the spare wheel solid prop that is in essence very similar to the td5 one but its fatter and hinges on the bonnet rather than at the engine side...

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It may sound odd but struts to me just ain't land rover I should say I have just come back from the pub lol I like the metal prop thing

Got to say I'm in the strut-less camp... I've not seen a set-up yet that I think (IMO) will stand up to abuse (that I would subject), where a good old prop wont do.

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As you have a plain bonnet, then the type in Ralph's link is easiest to use, as fitted to TD5 and TDCI which didn't carry bonnet mounted spare wheels. If you have a spare wheel there, then this prop is too weak and you'd need the older single rod prop from the Tdis, but that swings backward and clips along the parallel bonnet frame runner in a small clip, and is more awkward to use (especially with a bullbar). I have that type and while it has the strength. I dislike it. I'd rather have the old scissor type.

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Got to say I'm in the strut-less camp... I've not seen a set-up yet that I think (IMO) will stand up to abuse (that I would subject), where a good old prop wont do.

You are not wrong. But I must admit I much prefer having the gas struts do the lifting on mine when there's a full 265/75 on the bonnet...

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Well, Adam001 said his struts work with a pretty hefty wheel on the bonnet. Whether they're guaranteed to is another matter, and I'd not want to be underneath the bonnet if just one of the struts failed, whereas a plain bonnet would just give a small bruise if the struts gave up, but I think they'd be a nice lifting assister for use in conjunction with a prop.

Adam, where did you get yours?

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Well, Adam001 said his struts work with a pretty hefty wheel on the bonnet. Whether they're guaranteed to is another matter, and I'd not want to be underneath the bonnet if just one of the struts failed, whereas a plain bonnet would just give a small bruise if the struts gave up, but I think they'd be a nice lifting assister for use in conjunction with a prop.

Adam, where did you get yours?

These are mine...

http://www.olearymotorhomes.co.uk/gas-strut-medium--heavy-duty-270-p.asp

Post 101 is how I fitted them...

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=76920&p=722159

With both fitted, when opening the bonnet the balance point for it to hold the spare wheel up is around 6-10 inches above the radiator. While I don't remember if I tested it or not if one did fail, the other would probably still hold it.

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