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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:55 pm 
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hi guys,

just started my BA bulge mod. going realy well.

got hold of a spare bonnet so i didnt have to butcher mine, and also so i could keep my car in tact till completed.

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i decided to mount the bulge a bit further back than most have been done as the feedback is they look too far forward.

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cut the fibreglass bulge down, placed on the bonnet and traced around it.
then got the old angle grinder out and cut through the bonnet skin.

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decided to add a couple of vents to the back of the bulge to encourage cold air to draw through from under the engine and out the top

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then filed the rough edges on the bonnet, liquid nailed the bulge down and some bricks for weight. it's still drying.

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it was surprisingly quick and easy to get this far and im looking forward to continuing. will update as i go. thanks to the other members who posted their bulge builds as this made it easier to know where to start. :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:59 pm 
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nice work mate, iv always wanted 2 do this to my XR6, but id be like you id rather butcher a different bonnet not my current one lol will be good to see when its all done

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:04 pm 
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liquid nails interesting i would of figured fiber glass and bog

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:42 pm 
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liquid nails interesting i would of figured fiber glass and bog
beats body filler and screws... lasted me 2 weeks until cracks were apearing everywhere!!.. one day will attempt again...... properly!,, lol...

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:44 pm 
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fibre glass and bog come later. i use the term liquid nails loosely. it is a special adhesive suitable for metal and fibreglass. once its set in place, fibreglass will be used to bond all the way around and the underside to the bonnet ribs :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:10 am 
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Looking good so far mate!!!
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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:50 am 
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sikaflex ? looking good . :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:53 am 
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Xflow wrote:
liquid nails interesting i would of figured fiber glass and bog


You need something to hold it down first. Personally I used sikaflex and a couple of screws - the screws were removed once it was fibreglassed in place aswell.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:47 am 
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Looking good, I want to do another one as a spare but I might add some vents like you have. I have had mine on now for well over six months now with no cracks etc...going strong and its driven every day.
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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:58 pm 
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just a quick question, for all you others that have done it how many have noticed cracks and have u put this down to just using bog and screws like fordfreak ???

also be careful with those cents and roadworthy as a mate of mine got stickered for having vents like that, coppers rekoned a leak under the bonnet would come up onto the window...

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:11 pm 
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Just curious,
Where are these humps available from??
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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:14 pm 
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ebay and basically every automotive fiberglass shop i even think autobarn do them(on order)

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:49 pm 
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i scored my self a slightly damaged BA XR8 bonnet . Im going to use the whole skin off the bonnet and affix it to a EF bonnet , once done going to cut out the inner frame work and weld it into the under side of the bonnet , that way it should look 100% original :D
other wise top job on cutting out ya bonnet and getting it into the bonnet it self , instead of sticking it to the outside skin . :D

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:51 pm 
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DJ_Brown wrote:
Just curious,
Where are these humps available from??
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If you do a search for my thread from when I fitted one of these to my EF you'll find a member on here who sells them for cheaper than they were on ebay back then. I think his name was something like EBXR8.

 

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