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Bonnet Allignment

Post by Tej » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:04 pm

Can anyone tell me how to adjust the bonnet on a 635csi high line, have got the car recently resprayed from a body shop and now the bonnet is out of line. There doesn’t seem to be any adjustment for it to go right and left other than the 6 screws that attach to the bonnet.

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Re: Bonnet Allignment

Post by rhanley 635csi89 » Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:09 pm

I can't help with the alignment. I just received my car back after a respray, Bonnet is aligned, however, the bonnet bump stops were not installed which prevent the bonnet from hitting the car.
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Re: Bonnet Allignment

Post by Jlc » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:58 pm

Have you tried loosening the bolts slightly and carefully nudging the hood in the direction you need? IIRC that's how I did it on my e30 years ago.
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Re: Bonnet Allignment

Post by 635sharknose » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:34 pm

There are another 6 bolts (3 per side) behind the head lights, which make it possible to move the bonnet up- and downwards.
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Re: Bonnet Allignment

Post by Tej » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:58 pm

I need the bonnet to go to the right about 2mm, up & down height allignment is perfect.
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Re: Bonnet Allignment

Post by Ronnie Wilson » Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:47 pm

Hi

I have the same issue, I need to move my Bonnet around 2mm to the right.
I have removed my headlight’s to try and see if it will move a little.
I’ll let you know if I can do it.
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Re: Bonnet Allignment

Post by 86_6series » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:55 am

I've seen my body shop friend grab the hood or trunk lid and give it a little
shove or a slight twist in the direction to create even gaps.

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Re: Bonnet Allignment

Post by Jlc » Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:23 pm

86_6series wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:55 am
I've seen my body shop friend grab the hood or trunk lid and give it a little
shove or a slight twist in the direction to create even gaps.
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Re: Bonnet Allignment

Post by 86_6series » Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:23 pm

Just a note of caution, it's the struts that stops the hood from
touching the header. The bumpers are there to soften
the stopping of the hood. Correct strut size is vitally
important.

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Re: Bonnet Allignment

Post by Pod » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:14 am

Tej wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:58 pm
I need the bonnet to go to the right about 2mm, up & down height allignment is perfect.
You should be able to get that movement if you loosen the three bolts on each hinge which attach to the bonnet. Keep two on each side loose and just nip up the third until you've got it right - then tighten them all down. You may want to put a towel or suchlike under each front corner whilst you're moving the bonnet to avoid chipping the paint :wink:

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Re: Bonnet Allignment

Post by Ronnie Wilson » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:32 am

Hi

After removing the headlight assembly you can get to the bottom of the bonnet/ hood hinge and move it only about 0.5mm, which isn’t a lot but makes a big difference because the bonnet/hood is quit long.
You can also raise or lower it from this point.

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