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andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Mar 2020 :  18:42:34 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Looking for the bonnet trim piece that fits above the grill , on the later plastic grill cars.
The screw fixing part on mine has been broken off for some time, and no amount of gluing seems to hold it on permanently.

Photo below, does anyone have one by any chance.



1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro

Edited by - andydeans3 on 31 Mar 2020 11:47:28

UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2228 Posts

Posted - 04 Mar 2020 :  18:51:50 Show Profile Reply with Quote
You usually see these with the bottom bar snapped.

Fairly sure I haven't got one of these, but I'll have a look - hopefully someone else can help you though :)
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andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1278 Posts

Posted - 04 Mar 2020 :  20:58:13 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Simon.
You can see the hole in the front, where the screw base has broken off, on the inside.
Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2228 Posts

Posted - 05 Mar 2020 :  12:17:40 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Andy, yes I can see the damage and I can see why it might be very difficult to fix.

It would make an excellent part to be 3D printed, but unfortunately expensive.

Suprised no-one has come forward yet with a replacement...
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melle
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United Kingdom
2989 Posts

Posted - 05 Mar 2020 :  15:23:39 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Andy, have you tried epoxy? Give it light key with some emery paper and degrease very well first.

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andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1278 Posts

Posted - 05 Mar 2020 :  17:46:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Melle
I have a Plan B, if I can't get a replacement!

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro

Edited by - andydeans3 on 05 Mar 2020 17:46:42
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1898 Posts

Posted - 06 Mar 2020 :  13:16:33 Show Profile Reply with Quote
JB Weld Plastic Repair. Use it to repair and add a small bolt or whatever you need. I used it for a split bumper cover and it was excellent. In two tubes so economical to use. Check it on YouTube. Clean everything well with acetone.
However if you get offered one for 10 that is much easier!
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andydeans3
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United Kingdom
1278 Posts

Posted - 06 Mar 2020 :  20:05:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Derek
Thanks.
I use JB Weld liquid metal quite a lot, so I know the product.
I will order some JB Weld Plastic repair, and give it a go.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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1971b4
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 21 Mar 2020 :  20:30:35 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Andy, Havn't got a plastic one but as a stop gap I have a metal version you can have. It will need the metal backplate with the 2 captive m6 bolts I think, replacing as it is rather rusty. There is a slight dent that will need dressing out unless you want to use it warts and all!
It is off a spare bonnet I was given by a friend who briefly had a V6 version which had overheating issues and when he tried to do a single venue rally in it, it promptly ate its gearbox. He had the bonnet louvred at Morgans in an attempt to get more air in and I was going to use it when I competed on the first Pirelli Classic Marathon in 1988 but as it was not a period mod could not do so. Anyway you are welcome to it if required
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andydeans3
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United Kingdom
1278 Posts

Posted - 31 Mar 2020 :  11:46:34 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Martin.
Thank you very much for your kind offer, but I have in fact managed to fettle the old one.
I think I actually have a metal one somewhere, because I have a whole metal front set, grill pieces and all.
I had at one point in time planned to convert my late rubber bumper model, to chrome, but have changed my mind about that.
The car is "of its' time" so to say.
What I would like is refurbished rubber bumpers, because they're getting a bit tired....

Thanks again.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro

Edited by - andydeans3 on 01 Apr 2020 20:17:44
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1971b4
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United Kingdom
4 Posts

Posted - 31 Mar 2020 :  16:34:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by andydeans3
Martin.
Thank you very much for your kind offer, but I have in fact managed to fettle the old one.
I think I actually have a metal one somewhere, because I have a whole metal front set, grill pieces and all.
I had at one point in time planned to convert my late rubber bumper model, to chrome, but have changed my mind about that.
The car is "of its time" so to say.
What I would like is refurbished rubber bumpers, because they're getting a bit tired....

Thanks again.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro

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1971b4
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 31 Mar 2020 :  16:48:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Andy, That's ok it can stay in the parts box! Good luck with the rubber bumpers. Hoping to find some time as things so quiet to do some work on my 1971 v4 but work on the house will get priority. Aimed to get it back on the road for my 70th in 3 years time so might still manage it but not to rally it anymore got the t shirt on that one just as something different for wife and I to go on a Sunday drive in or to pop down the shops.

Martin.
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andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1278 Posts

Posted - 01 Apr 2020 :  20:18:17 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 1971b4
quote:
Originally posted by andydeans3
Martin.
Thank you very much for your kind offer, but I have in fact managed to fettle the old one.
I think I actually have a metal one somewhere, because I have a whole metal front set, grill pieces and all.
I had at one point in time planned to convert my late rubber bumper model, to chrome, but have changed my mind about that.
The car is "of its' time" so to say.
What I would like is refurbished rubber bumpers, because they're getting a bit tired....

Thanks again.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro





1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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