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« on: 21 February, 2011, 04:18:58 PM »

Has anyone fitted a GRP/Fibreglass bonnet to a Fulvia Coupe? My rusty steel bonnet looks awful and horror of horrors I'm considering GRP in the absence of finding one in alu or steel.   I would be interested to know if the quality is acceptable and any recommended suppliers. 
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« Reply #1 on: 21 February, 2011, 04:29:32 PM »

hi David,i fitted a glassfibre bonnet and bootlid to my KYH 15P track coupe.it came in white.i painted it red gloss but that showed up a less than perfect finish.not wanting to add filler i then tried matt black which didn't highlight the 'ripples'.best regards richard
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Rust , What Rust !! I don't See any rust !!!


« Reply #2 on: 21 February, 2011, 08:30:33 PM »

Hi david I fitted a glasfibre bonnet to my fulvia S2, Grin I bougt a spares car and the bonnet was fitted to it. I don't know who supplied it. I painted it black so you don't notice any ripples on it. A frirend of mine bought a Fulvia fitted with a glass fiber bonnet and the bonnet looks the same as mine , there is a small flat spot on the left hand side just at the bend line at the front of the bonnet. I over came this with a small rubber block in the channel under the flat spot. I then bought a glass fiber boot lid from Omicron and it is a great fit, I painted this white the same as the car but I can see ripples in the top of it. I still think it's worth while fitting them, No more rust or trying to make an alloy one fit.
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« Reply #3 on: 22 February, 2011, 03:09:09 PM »

hi David,i fitted a glassfibre bonnet and bootlid to my KYH 15P track coupe.it came in white.i painted it red gloss but that showed up a less than perfect finish.not wanting to add filler i then tried matt black which didn't highlight the 'ripples'.best regards richard

Thanks Richard, looks like matt black bonnet & boot is the answer.
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« Reply #4 on: 22 February, 2011, 03:14:51 PM »

Hi david I fitted a glasfibre bonnet to my fulvia S2, Grin I bougt a spares car and the bonnet was fitted to it. I don't know who supplied it. I painted it black so you don't notice any ripples on it. A frirend of mine bought a Fulvia fitted with a glass fiber bonnet and the bonnet looks the same as mine , there is a small flat spot on the left hand side just at the bend line at the front of the bonnet. I over came this with a small rubber block in the channel under the flat spot. I then bought a glass fiber boot lid from Omicron and it is a great fit, I painted this white the same as the car but I can see ripples in the top of it. I still think it's worth while fitting them, No more rust or trying to make an alloy one fit.

Thanks Dave. It's got to be better than watching mine disintergrate.
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« Reply #5 on: 22 February, 2011, 06:59:21 PM »


Have you dismissed the option of repairing what you have? 

Our local body shop quite looks forward to me bringing in something rusty to cut out and replace - AND being paid on completion - in contrast to  bolting on panels to crash damaged cars for insurance companies who then take all year and 20 forms to pay him.   Try the nearest and I bet there'll know where "the old boy" interested in such things is hiding.  Last time mine had quite a grin on his face having proved to himself he still can do it all from scratch.

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« Reply #6 on: 22 February, 2011, 07:56:58 PM »

hi David,absolutely right,i have found some wonderful metalworkers around here at very reasonable rates.if i had known them in the past i would not have got the glass  fibre panels,although they did save some weight [just]i think
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« Reply #7 on: 23 February, 2011, 01:26:28 PM »


Have you dismissed the option of repairing what you have? 

Our local body shop quite looks forward to me bringing in something rusty to cut out and replace - AND being paid on completion - in contrast to  bolting on panels to crash damaged cars for insurance companies who then take all year and 20 forms to pay him.   Try the nearest and I bet there'll know where "the old boy" interested in such things is hiding.  Last time mine had quite a grin on his face having proved to himself he still can do it all from scratch.

David

I would favour that option but it is really is too far gone to consider now. 
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