jeez wish i hadn't started this. anyways i've changed the grille from the skinny to the later type and with all that chrome it's became glaringly obvious that my bonnets out of alignment. about 3mm in favour of the offside. enough to make it look lopsided, have losened the four bolts but there is no sideways movement.
no evidence, as i got under the car the other day while it was on the ramp whilst having it's mot. also i can stamp the brakes hand free at 70 and it'll pull up straight. no pulling ect. no torque steer, wings and bumper mounts all seem original. perfect driving experiance.
If so then surely the bonnet catch has some sideways adjustment?
Are there also some rubber side bumpers in the channels along both edges of the wings that help to align the bonnet?
Yes the misalignment is only visiable from the front. having measured it the bumper is near enough flush at the front of the o/s wing, so you can cleary see the flat section of the n/s wing. ok it's only 3mm but needs sorting.
reading the manual the bonnet catch does has some sideways adjustment and theres rust evidence on the slam panel 8mm to the left of the holes where the springs go. i'll check it out.
Talking of the side bumpers there tiny and i doubt there at fault but will check it out should i get nowhere with the catch adjustment.