First off was to get some 30mm alloy angle which has a 3mm wall thickness, A 300mm strip was cut for each side of the car. The alloy completely went up behind the passenger side but needed about 7mm trimmed of the drivers side.
A hole was drilled 150mm along each bar and tapped for M8 which is the thread on the piston rams. They are now ready to be installed. I mixed up some fiber repair paste and slid the angle up the back of the inner wing and held it in place with the end of the ram.
And now with the bracket bonded into place
The bottom joint of the Piston ram is basically directly above the Black anti roll bar.
The next stage is to make a bracket for the upper part of the ram. The position of the bracket is gained by having the ram connected to its bottom mounting place then compressing the ram fully while horizontal with the inner wing then mark the spot on the wing. Next close the bonnet and mark the bonnet where it meets the mark on the inner wing.
When making up the bracket the piston needs to be down the bracket a around 20mm or the ram body will foul when closing as I found out with the first bracket that was made.
I made the bracket 125mm long as the bonnet inner skin is not that thick for the force of the ram and used 4 fastening points. The vertical part of the bracket is 35mm and the 8mm hole drilled at 28mm down.
Bracket then set up against the bonnet and the holes marked, drilled and some light alloy rivnuts inserted as self tappers would be useless.