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Looking for era bonnet scoop

Post by era1097 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:22 am

I'am looking for a era bonnet scoop like in the picture.
Does anyone have a spare,or knows where i can find one?
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Re: Looking for era bonnet scoop

Post by robr1006 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:49 am

When I restored 1089 I had a boat builder take a mould of the bonnet scoop and the 4 piece body kit. It would seem that it is possible to obtain replica Japanese spec 5 piece body kits but I drew a complete blank trying to find any British spec 4 piece kits. I used one of the copy bonnet scoops on my car and it fits perfectly.

I decided to bond 4 x M5 inserts into my new scoop and screw it to the bonnet. It would appear that originally on this car it was attached by double sided tape.

I am waiting for the first complete body kit to be fitted to a car to check the fit.

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Re: Looking for era bonnet scoop

Post by prop » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:45 pm

I have seen the odd one about at mini shows, and they have had the flange on the outer edge like the ABS product.
http://absmotorsport.co.uk/index.php/sc ... I2frvl_uSo
As they are glassfibre it should be possible to bond in new material to give the correct inside flange and remove the outer one. It would probably take a little time but the result should be good.

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Re: Looking for era bonnet scoop

Post by r1076 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:19 pm

I got one of the cheap ones offered on e-bay sometimes and took a mould to make a better one.

I could do more in Fibreglass, but not this Year. I made my new one without any flange and glued it in place with windshield glue.
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