Quick release bonnet stay

It’s much easier to work on the engine when the bonnet is raised almost to a vertical position. So I modified the fixing connection onto the bonnet bracket to a wing nut rather than a bolt with a locking nut that requires two spanners to undo.

I have a pole i keep in my garage city to length to support the bonnet in it’s vertical position.

I modified a small socket that i had a duplicate of to slide into the stud so the wing nut could be tightened but still allowing the stay to pivot freely.


  1. You’ve presented some good stuff here. I will try to follow your site because you have definately shown us a number of things man. Peace and blessing!!


  2. But be careful if you prop it against an electric operated garage door. Thought this was great till the door opened accidentally…!!

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