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Old 16 March 2008, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Silver Scooby Sport View Post
I would just go for a reverse scoop on yours Frayz and maybe in carbon if you want something different.
No can do buddy, im running a top mounted oil cooler
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Old 16 March 2008, 04:59 PM
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this is bloody brill best thing ive ever seen or read on here keep up the good work mate that dash is the dogs pal i read allsorts on scoobys in mags and site s and this is riveting love the car great stuff
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just been on ramsport and they got a wrc bonnet 01 555 quid hope thats some help
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Old 16 March 2008, 05:17 PM
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I'd go the vent route as it can be swathed into the aluminum bonnet. None of that nasty pug. There is a guy in Essex who is big in the classic car seen, he could roll you out a bonnet by hand, to your specification. He had a full spread article in Classic Car a couple of years ago. A master craftsman, fantastic results. He was charging about 45 per hour at the time.
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Old 16 March 2008, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rb5 286 View Post
Frayz, there is a company that does the work on the bonnets for the WRC cars, cant remember their name but Tiny may no, they go to a few of the car shows.

I think a proper one would look well on yours although I think carbon wouldnt look better, stick with the ali bonnet
I think these are the people you are on about...bonnets done on an exchange basis i believe..

SGM | World Rally Clothing

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Old 16 March 2008, 06:06 PM
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Old 16 March 2008, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by j-k View Post
I think these are the people you are on about...bonnets done on an exchange basis i believe..

SGM | World Rally Clothing

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Well done Jon, these are the ones
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Old 16 March 2008, 08:01 PM
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Nothing on SGMs site now other than clothing.

From what i can see their vent is the S8 one, this is the blobeye vent which has a thinner outline to that of the S7.

I have found a genuine prodrive S7 bonnet but its 900.

Im well up for the vent but it MUST be as close to perfect as possible. Im slighhtly put off buying a full FRP bonet due to fitment quality. Fo r this reason id rather try and find a high quality vent and have the OEM ally bonnet cut.
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Old 16 March 2008, 10:27 PM
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Hi Frayz,

Really like your project and write ups.

If this is any help have attached link/photo of my WR1 which has SGM WRC vent. This was fitted at request of original owner when new.

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The vent is blanked off underneath with black acrylic sheet and has drain holes for water.

SGM resprayed the bonnet etc last year and did a great job. Steve Goddard is very helpful and has good links with Prodrive who are just round the corner from SGM in Banbury.

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Old 17 March 2008, 12:08 PM
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Spoken to SGM this morning, they no longer do the vent but are looking to see if they can source me one.

I have also spoken with Rallytech and Ramsport who are also looking for a genuine vent.

Im gonna try Prodrive too, i desperately wanna find the genuine article. This could be a tough one
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Old 17 March 2008, 02:19 PM
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Frayz, finally got to the end of this thread and "what a cracking read!!"

hopefully it will inspire others, if only with the attention to detail and patience!!!

keep up the good work and look forward to a ride on the "mix"

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Old 17 March 2008, 02:25 PM
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Subaru WRC Spares - Home

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Old 17 March 2008, 03:32 PM
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Dont like to admit this but I am insanely jealous! Cracking car
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Old 18 March 2008, 12:24 PM
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Okay,

Ive tried the following to try and source a genuine WRC S7/S8 vent.

WRC spares
Prodrive
SGM Racepaint
Ramsport
Rallytech
ATM Sport
Autosportiff
John Pye Motorsport
RE Motorsport

Im fast running out of ideas and losing hope.

So its looking like a carbon bonnet ???
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stick with the oem bonnet and just get it repainted. i think that it may look out of place with the wrc vent.

what about getting some louvres cut into it instead? can be done subtley if done right.
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Old 18 March 2008, 01:07 PM
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Can't decide which I prefer....the WRC bonnet or the carbon bonnet with black painted edges, blended in to the carbon.
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the genuine thing



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GD-WRC01-02 BONNET with CARBON CENTER DUCT COVER






What did Prodrive say?
who did you speak to there?

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Old 18 March 2008, 01:12 PM
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On the WR1 (very nice BTW )doesn't the warm air from the front vent just flow back in the scoop ? prefer the painted option for yours frayz TBH
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Old 18 March 2008, 02:17 PM
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The vent is blanked off underneath with black acrylic sheet and has drain holes for water, so no the hot air doesn't flow into the scoop, but I guess there could be a bit of turbulence from the lip that upsets airflow, I'll never know. On WRC cars the hot air is meant to exit the vent but scoop is blanked off I believe.

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whats wrong with this then? SUBARU WRC BONNET
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Old 18 March 2008, 03:02 PM
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The above bonnets are fibreglass Mark and im reluctant to fit a complete glass bonnet as im pretty sure the quality will be pretty poor.

I wont stand for shoddy panel gaps or rippley panels.

Dunno who i spoke to @ Prodrive, one of the engineers in the body dept i guess. He was very helpful and knoledgable. It certainly wasnt their tea boy
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Have you spoken to Olly at RCMS, he may be able to help, or get an ali one properly modified?
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Old 18 March 2008, 04:12 PM
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wow really nice
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Old 18 March 2008, 07:14 PM
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Got someone on the case of the vent. Its my last hope at getting the genuine item.

We shall see, but ive been warned, for the trim alone is some serious cash
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Originally Posted by frayz View Post
The above bonnets are fibreglass Mark and im reluctant to fit a complete glass bonnet as im pretty sure the quality will be pretty poor.

I wont stand for shoddy panel gaps or rippley panels.

Dunno who i spoke to @ Prodrive, one of the engineers in the body dept i guess. He was very helpful and knoledgable. It certainly wasnt their tea boy
rb5 286 whats wrong with this then? SUBARU WRC BONNET
Ive got a fiberglass one, I think it's a very good quality...
it beter than most carbon hood's ive seen mate...

@ rb5 286: thats the one i got mate...

@ Frayz: try this guy mate: [email protected] he helped me very good...
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The Rallytech bonnet like yours mate could be a possible plan B if i decide to go with it. Do you have any pics of you bonnet edges, panel gaps, and underside before and after i was fitted/painted?
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Originally Posted by frayz View Post
The Rallytech bonnet like yours mate could be a possible plan B if i decide to go with it. Do you have any pics of you bonnet edges, panel gaps, and underside before and after i was fitted/painted?
I do mate...
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Maybe you can post them on either one of our threads
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Wow, its nice to know I'm not the only one that went mad on my scoob - everyone I speak to thats a non-scooby owner thinks I'm nuts but they'll never understand.

Great motor m8y, I'm almost finished with mine, just bit more mods with engine/box mounts etc to take the torque, motorsport pump and Bob to do his final magic....oh and might get boot resprayed one day.

Really like the WRC rear spoiler, looks mint.
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