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OwenSP

posted on 8/10/17 at 10:56 AM Reply With Quote
Phoenix Bonnet Modification

Hi all,

I need to modify my phoenix bonnet to accommodate the taller zetec engine which will soon be going in it. From my untrained eye I think all it needs is a top section cutting and a bulge fabricating in its place, anyone have any advice on where I cant get this done? I'm not going to attempt doing it myself

Cheers

[Edited on 8/10/17 by OwenSP]

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SCAR

posted on 8/10/17 at 11:02 AM Reply With Quote
Thought the zetec fitted under phoenix bonnet
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jeffw

posted on 8/10/17 at 11:54 AM Reply With Quote
Mine did..





was 640 BHP per ton.....now 1127BHP per ton

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SCAR

posted on 8/10/17 at 12:05 PM Reply With Quote
mine looks like it wil

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OwenSP

posted on 8/10/17 at 01:56 PM Reply With Quote
Well if that is the case then that's good. Mine is an early one without any form of bulge, it's mk4 striker with outboard suspension.

[Edited on 8/10/17 by OwenSP]

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jeffw

posted on 8/10/17 at 03:17 PM Reply With Quote
If it looks like the middle of my old bonnet then you'll be fine, if it doesn't then you will need a bulge/bonnet.





was 640 BHP per ton.....now 1127BHP per ton

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OwenSP

posted on 11/10/17 at 08:17 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jeffw
If it looks like the middle of my old bonnet then you'll be fine, if it doesn't then you will need a bulge/bonnet.


Jeff do you have a picture of the old bonnet, of a link to one? thanks

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jeffw

posted on 11/10/17 at 09:12 AM Reply With Quote
My avatar has the same centre section as the standard Phoenix bonnet.





was 640 BHP per ton.....now 1127BHP per ton

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OwenSP

posted on 13/10/17 at 08:50 AM Reply With Quote
It's smaller than yours Jeff, its almost like the mk4 clubman 'aero' bonnet but with a curved lower section:

https://jpsc.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=963

I'll try to upload a photo later which will make this much simpler!

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jeffw

posted on 13/10/17 at 01:47 PM Reply With Quote
Then you will have to cut a hole in your bonnet





was 640 BHP per ton.....now 1127BHP per ton

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OwenSP

posted on 17/10/17 at 10:50 AM Reply With Quote
Thought so.

Does anyone have any recommendations of where to have it done??

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striker1660

posted on 21/11/17 at 10:50 AM Reply With Quote
Owen i would have a word with rob johnston aka cyana he does fibreglass. However, it maybe easier to sort out a new bonnet which has the right bulge to suit your gel coat. If you cut and shut your bonnet you will need to paint so by the time that's done it maybe the same price and its one price fresh.
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TimC

posted on 21/11/17 at 11:13 AM Reply With Quote
Andy Westgate is the only call you’ll need.
http://www.westgatecomposites.com/index.php

This bulge did not exist from the factory






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OwenSP

posted on 21/11/17 at 11:28 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the replies gents.

Tim, Andy Westgate does seem like the person to call, I'll be giving him a call when the time comes.

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Mr Whippy

posted on 21/11/17 at 12:49 PM Reply With Quote
foam and ducktape....
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