I’ve revently got my 78 spitfire back from the spray shop and have been working to get it all back together, I have also installed gas struts to try and reduce twist on the bonnet whilst opening. With these gas struts however, the bonnet opens up a lot more and the hinges on which it opens push against my chrome bumper - which is therefore the point at which it stops. Is this how the struts are supposed to work? Obviously the original arm that held the bonnet open didn’t reach any where near far enough for the hinges to come into contact with the chrome bumper.
Also, I have replaced the chrome capping on top of the windscreen as it was really badly scratched. It has dawned on me that the point on which the hood meets the chrome capping does not have any foam or rubber to prevent scratching or even seal it - is this normal?
Many thanks in advance for your advice in helping me clarify these issues.