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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:11 pm 
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hey all

just wondering if anyone out there has cut into their std EF/EL bonnet at all. due to being f**k around with my XR bonnet, i'm having to look at all options, incl getting another XR bonnet, cutting my existing one, or just selling my scoops & lid :?

so please, throw me your thoughts!

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:13 pm 
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no mate .. don't try it ... it won't fit properly. I had a close look at Pete's bonnet and where they sit is pressed into the bonnet - cutting em out would look s**t!

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:16 pm 
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feck. i'm looking at ~$400+ for an XR bonnet, plus spraying costs of $150+

which isn't a cheap option :cry:

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:19 pm 
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yeah plus underneath I am pretty sure there are strength braces running directly underneath em ... you will need to find a proper xr bonnet .. one will come along.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:44 pm 
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i'd like to unbrace whats underneth err.. oh nevermind was talking about my b**ch again.. :P
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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:45 pm 
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XCH45R wrote:
i'd like to unbrace whats underneth err.. oh nevermind was talking about my b**ch again.. :P

take it to off topic or flaming

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:50 pm 
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when brad pulls is finger out and develops pornmods I will. :P
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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:26 pm 
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There is also the four tabs that are part of the bonnet for the screw holes for the vents.

I'd get a proper XR bonnet or look at doing something different to yours that will make it stand out but still be stylish.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:29 pm 
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yeah i could stand going with just one scoop for the passenger side for the seq scoop/airbox etc :?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:32 pm 
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highjack time, I've finally got a hold of a suitable shaker for my mod, just have to make an airbox now, so while on the subject of cutting holes in bonnets, would I have much hassle cutting out the square directly above the manifold, I'm to lazy at the moment to pull the sound damper of to have a look whats in that area in the way of bracing.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:36 pm 
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the bonnets duel layer steel isn't it with a gap between? might be able to use a jigsaw with the apropriate blade (i've got some blades here that do metal up to 6mm thick).

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:42 am 
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Easist way to cut a hole in the bonnet is lay down 2" masking tape in the area required, map out the area to be cut and use a jig saw with a fine tooth blade. You'll need to drill a hole big enough to accommodate the blade, first. Just go at it gently, make sure the tape covers the area to be passed by the saw (to protect the paint against rubbing) and you're away.
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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:40 am 
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Im sure if you just wait another one will come along Fras
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