DB9 bonnet bump stop support, The DB9, DBS bonnet (hood) bump stops are very flimsy and break easily, they are just plastic and are part of the grill with no support. If the bracket breaks an new grille is needed at over 1000GBP!
I made up these supports from Aluminium Alloy on the lathe.
The body of the support is 22mm diameter, narrowing to 17mm at the top to fit under the existing support. The body is 131mm long, and both the female and male threads are M6 x 1.0
They provide a rigid attachment by screwing into the hole at the base of the grill that is in alignment with the support at the top, the bump stop then screws through the orginal support and into the top of the new support. These are very strong as the force now goes directly into the chassis rather than a floppy piece of plastic.
I powder coated the support to prevent corrosion.
After I realised that they are quite obvious through the grille as they are Aluminium and everything else behind the grille is black, so I painted them in Satin black to blend in better, it is now no problem to let the bonnet drop or slam shut without the worry of the upports breaking off.
To install the support, First remove the bump stop (loosen the locking nut first and remove the nut from under the tab) then remove the M6 bolt at the bottom of the grille directly below the bump stop (circled in red)
Then remove the 2 bolts circled below (1 each side of the grille) to allow the grille to move forward slightly.
Carefully screw the support into the the hole at the bottom of the grille, taking care not to bend the threaded part of the support
and then slide under the bump stop tap and reinstall the bump stump, adjusting it with the locknut to line up perfectly with the wings (fenders).