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 Post subject: Steel XR8 Bonnet
Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:32 pm 
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Hi felllas just wondering if someone can help me out in regards to finding a steel bonnet for a EL fairmont with a XR8 bonnet bulge in it. I know you can purchase the fiberglass crap, but I dont want to go through all the issues associated with fiberglass.

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 Post subject: Re: Steel XR8 Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:12 am 
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only option is custom.....
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 Post subject: Re: Steel XR8 Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:25 pm 
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How would you go about a custom one? As far as I know you can only find the bulge made out of fiberglass.

Does anyone sell a steel bulge that can be welded on to a normal bonnet?
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 Post subject: Re: Steel XR8 Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:43 pm 
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i had a ed bonnet that had a steel bulge welded into it...

the bulge was cut from a damaged xr8 bonnet....
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 Post subject: Re: Steel XR8 Bonnet
Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:13 am 
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Thats going to be a lot of fun trying to find a damaged XR8 bonnet :(
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 Post subject: Re: Steel XR8 Bonnet
Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:16 am 
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There's a mob in ferntree gully (melbourne) that do aftermarket steel BA bonnets with the bulge.
I'm not sure if they do other models (I find it unlikely) but it's worth a shot?
I don't know the company name, sorry, just remember a mate of mine got a bonnet from them.
Worst case scenario it might be easier than finding a legitimate steel bonnet to slice up?
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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:25 am 
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Zellus wrote:
There's a mob in ferntree gully (melbourne) that do aftermarket steel BA bonnets with the bulge.
I'm not sure if they do other models (I find it unlikely) but it's worth a shot?
I don't know the company name, sorry, just remember a mate of mine got a bonnet from them.
Worst case scenario it might be easier than finding a legitimate steel bonnet to slice up?


Yeah definitely be a great help. Any chance you can find the mobs name. Even if they can supply with the steel bulge it would be great.
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 Post subject: Re: Steel XR8 Bonnet
Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:16 pm 
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BoostedVT wrote:
Zellus wrote:
There's a mob in ferntree gully (melbourne) that do aftermarket steel BA bonnets with the bulge.
I'm not sure if they do other models (I find it unlikely) but it's worth a shot?
I don't know the company name, sorry, just remember a mate of mine got a bonnet from them.
Worst case scenario it might be easier than finding a legitimate steel bonnet to slice up?


Yeah definitely be a great help. Any chance you can find the mobs name. Even if they can supply with the steel bulge it would be great.


New after market BA/BF XR8 bonnet will set you back from between $375 to $400. Only other way is to check around for a damaged bonnet. Steel bulges are not available on their own.
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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:20 pm 
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I'll ask my mate and get back to you.
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 Post subject: Re: Steel XR8 Bonnet
Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:26 pm 
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cheers thanks mate.
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 Post subject: Re: Steel XR8 Bonnet
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:57 pm 
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They don't make the aftermarket bonnet, but they stock it, apparently.
They're a wreckers, so the might have genuine ones there too.
Not sure if it will be a viable option for you or not, but hope it helps.
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 Post subject: Re: Steel XR8 Bonnet
Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:27 pm 
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cheers thanks for your help mate. I will give them a try and see how I go.
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