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Thread: Building a new Hood/Bonnet

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    ***Euro-Nova Supporter*** Spacenut's Avatar
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    I remember driving in really torrential rain up the M1, stopped at MK services and the electric fans came on and there was steam literally billowing from the nostrils as the water boiled off the hot radiator. When combined with an open air intake at the front, the airflow is more than adequate to cool the engine, without any further intervention from the fans. I once drove all the way to Newby Hall in North Yorkshire (530 miles), non-stop, without the fans coming on once!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacenut View Post
    I remember driving in really torrential rain up the M1, stopped at MK services and the electric fans came on and there was steam literally billowing from the nostrils as the water boiled off the hot radiator.
    A very good point to consider when modifying the bonnet/hood with vents.

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    I was able to do a little work on the new bonnet/hood today

    Got one layer of resin applied to the fabric. This will be the starting point for making the top skin for the bonnet/hood.

    over night the surface developed slight ripples in parts of the fabric. I think I'll use body filler to fill in the low spots instead of starting over.



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    So basically this will be a buck that you plane to take a mold of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    So basically this will be a buck that you plan to take a mold of?
    Yes

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    I just have to take my hat off to you.
    Top work to try and make something very unique 👍

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    Looking forward to seeing this progress, nice work.

    Dirk

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