In an effort to get ready to bolt a few things back onto the car, my friend Paul came by and helped me move the bonnet from the E to a cart I made for the purpose. I always forget how relatively heavy the E-Type bonnet is…even without lights and bumpers it’s probably closer to 200 pounds than 100 pounds, and you don’t want to damage it or the car. (Edited to add another photo.)
I always hated the idea of storing it on the back edge, often noted as the thing to do in repair manuals. This cart uses the attachment points to hold the bonnet vertically, in an effort to have it take up as little room as possible.
If your car is on the ground with bumpers on, a better way to remove the bonnet is to release the counter-balance assemblies and jack the car up just enough so the bumper over-riders can be used to support the bonnet vertically, nose-down. Much easier with a lot less opportunity for damage. Put a cloth on the ground first, of course!
Added another shot to show construction of the cart. The only critical dimension is the distance between the outside edges of the two uprights, 33.75″ in this case. Any height of roughly 48″ above the cart deck will see the bonnet miss contacting the base.