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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:05 pm 
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Anyone done this?
I've been looking for an XB GT Bonnet for a while now, first wanted to do this to my EA when I bought it back in '98, Now that I've got the EF I definitely want to forge ahead with the idea.

Not the entire Bonnet but just the main section with the flute 'n' scoops, much like you see those HQ/HZ wackos (a complete disgrace for a ford part to be seen on a Holden) do with the XB Bonnet.

Not having access to an XB GT Bonnet I'm still unsure as to whether the EF Bonnet is long enough for a fitment or if there's too much curve on it.

Thoughts anyone?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:06 pm 
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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:08 pm 
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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:11 pm 
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Nice!
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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:59 pm 
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I think(not 100% sure) that paulc has done it to his car(looks like the bonnet on the xr thats posted above)

Edit:Link to his gallery http://www.fordmods.com/forums/gallery. ... c&meetid=0

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:02 pm 
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Custom EF wrote:
Nice!
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Yeah the XB/XC bonnet would look GR8!!
I have seen it done on a EF XR6 Wagon GR8 job!!!
Something differant.
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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:27 pm 
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I have done it twice, with both our cars, the Green Beast and the Blue wagon, both Fairmonts. Also in the process of doing an EB Bonnet. Check my Gallery for picks and there is a thread on the construction of the Bonnet in here somewhere
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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:53 pm 
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looks sic good idea..
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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:23 pm 
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malcom watling wrote:
looks sic good idea..


Nah Mate (putting on my best Greek accent) It looks Fully Sick! :D

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:35 am 
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Would anyone be willing to make one of these up? Maybe get a thing going like with the BA bonnet buldge?
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:08 am 
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The difficulty with this mod is that you need to use a genuine steel bonnet. There are no fibreglass replicas. And finding a bonnet that is not salvageable to cut up can be tedious.

The white EB bonnet linked to above is mine, and there is a lot of fabrication to put it together. Luckily for me Paulc has the skills.

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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:35 pm 
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OMG that is a terrible idea! Looks completely wrong.
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:48 pm 
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How can these be wrong?

 

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:13 pm 
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paulc wrote:
How can these be wrong?
Mate that looks TOUGH!!! and it's differant.
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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:02 pm 
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Yeah PaulC has the skills to do it.

I would love to do it to my AU bonnet as seen on that red AU in the garage (lol forgot his name lol)

 

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