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#1 salsheikh

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:20 PM

Hi Guys, after reading a guide on another forum (ST Owners Club) i decided to go mad and CUT my bonnet to fit some RS vents (replica's) from RSparts (available on ebay). These are bonded on using Sikaflex (Screwfix £8.00).

So what do you think?

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#2 gc88

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

Honestly? I think you're mental.

Really? I think you're a legend.

Can you take a shot with the whole car, a bit further out?

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:27 PM

I think they look good and I'd never have the balls to do it :P even if I took it to a garage I don't think I could watch!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

give ya credit for going at it. but looks like u done a cracking good job.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:37 PM

Also, do they mean the engine gets wet through the vents / under them? I'm not au-fait with all this :)

I assume a cooler engine = better?

Want to do mine? :ph34r: :D

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:45 PM

Brave man but a good result.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:01 PM

thanks for the kind comments guys. i've done this before on my Golf MK2 GTI approx 12 years ago using Nissan Primera vents and knew it wasnt too difficult a job.

Water will get in but the RS copes fine with it and the diesel should be fine - the engine cover will remain to protect the engine?

I will try and take a few more shots of the whole car when the weathers better.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

Looks good man!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:16 PM

Posted Image looks excellent mate, and the gloss black goes really good with that colour of blue too. a picture from the front would be good mate, with the front lip and the headlights aswell as the bonnet lip and vents all comes togeather nicely,

any difference in engine noise with them or turbo wistle ?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:32 AM

looks good dont think id want water getting in though the st is fine its got hotter underbonnet temps though with all the rain we get ? i hope you sealed the paintwork where you cut the metal.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:03 PM

bare metal is sealed with Sikaflex so will be fine. fingers croosed i dont suffer any electricals gremlins!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:53 PM

Oh this is brave! Very good job. My hat goes off to you.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:13 PM

i wouldnt have the balls to cut holes in my bonnet but it looks sweet especially with the deep blue

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:15 PM

have you got the rs or st body kit on the car? looks good but i personally think they might look odd on the bog standard focus... looking forward to seeing the car in full!!
i bet you were bricking it drilling the first hole lol well done

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

As long as you take your time making your templates and getting the positioning correct before you start any cutting or drilling its not as daunting as it appears i put side vents in my range rover bit apprehensive like you would be at first but just take your time and youll get it right finish off by filing to get an exact fit

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