Many people prefer the superior engine access afforded with a forward-flip Bugeye nose. This configuration makes service a lot easier! In the photos below, you can see a yellow Bugeye we converted with this kit. It comes with everything you need to change your nose hinges to front frame mount, so your bugeye nose can open forwards. The pieces mount on the front frame rails and are all made of heavy duty steel (instead of aluminum like other suppliers) this kit will hold up over time. The kit comes unpainted and can be painted any color you like.
Hold downs are important, especially if you hit anything with your car. We like the look of vintage leather straps as shown, available in black or brown. They do a nice job of keeping the nose shut, with a period appropriate look! One trade-off is your front bumper (if you still have one). There's no room for the nose to pivot over the bumper, so this modification requires that you unbolt your bumper from the frame and leave it off. But we are always buying nice bumper assemblies for other cars, so feel free to contact us if you have a nice one for sale!
We have posted the instructions for this installation in the photos below. Feel free to call with questions!