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Series 3 Bonnet Lining . . . .

Old 11-15-2014, 03:21 AM
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Default Series 3 Bonnet Lining . . . .

I'm not sure if its OK to post here but I thought I might share some thoughts here. . . .

I'm currently discussing with a manufacturer the pressing of a run of series 3 bonnet linings and would like to see how much interest there is. At present, the basic concept is as follows:

- precast foam similar to most modern cars - probably about 10mm to 15mm thick
- would not require gluing to the bonnet but would be a 1 piece fit with the 3 retaining spritenuts as in the original (referring to the larger section)
- at this time still investigating whether the contours are economically feasible - if they are. . . great. . . otherwise will be flat without contours and will fit into sides of bonnet as per original
- price, still very uncertain, would be around AUD$150 - to AUD$250 (US$130 - US$220 or EU105 - EU175). As always postage may be expensive but seems to be cheaper out of Australia than say the UK.

Whilst not the original, (unfortunately, sigh), I expect it to look very professional and the closest to an original, even without the contours.

So I guess, leave a reply if you may be interested albeit sight unseen and I'll check back in a few days.

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Hi scuzzie from another Brisbane member.
The best way to get results and help is post in the New members forum first.

New Member Area - Intro a MUST - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum

Post in the Qld roll call thread as well to find local members.

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As for the bonnet lining ,I need one for my S1
Old 11-15-2014, 04:07 PM
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the problem with the original is that it doesn't last, and just like the headliner in these cars, the fabric material starts to separate from the foam.

what I suggest is that you do a working prototype and test it before investing in quantity. Remember that no good deed goes unpunished. Always remember that.
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Good thought Jose but I'm not investing in it nor is there any gain in for me other than being able to buy a bonnet lining for my S3. I'm just encouraged that I might get a decent lining as there's not a lot on the market in this area.
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