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    Fellow facelifters. How did you fit the bonnet rod to the old setup?

    Cheers

    Keith

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    Could you not fit the hydraulic one's ? i know facelifts have a bonnet stay but is there no way to fit old one's

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    They warp the bonnet apparently because the facelift bonnets are so thin that's why they don't have them.

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    people say that you can bend the facelift bonnet with the gas strut. I can't see it happening tbh but i was just going to take their advise

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    No experience of it myself either, just repeating what's been said on here before. I've always preferred the look of the pre-face anyway and with the extra gadgets the pre-face has over the facelift (conversions aside), I'm sticking with pre-face lol

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    U need to grind off the nipple on the mounting that holds your old bonnet strut and then drill a hole into the mounting for the black plastic clip that secures the bottom of the bonnet stay

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    as above... If you feel the weight difference between the preface bonnet and facelift you'll appreciate how much less there is of it weight wise...
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    Mine is going away for its spray job tomorrow so i decided i had better try and fit the bonnet stay and fuel up tonight.

    It was funny seeing other drivers rubber necking when stopped at the lights at the lights.

    Everyone i speak to thinks i have smashed it and thats why its all different colours. when you tell them your putting an new front on for fun they think i'm mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2_V6_VXR View Post
    U need to grind off the nipple on the mounting that holds your old bonnet strut and then drill a hole into the mounting for the black plastic clip that secures the bottom of the bonnet stay
    cheers, have you got a pic or p/n of the clip?

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