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. 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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