I've had Vanessa mkIV (the 2006 Vectra C 2.0T SRI NAV) 6months now and paid off the finance, so started to put a plan together for mods. On order is the rear bumper and full custom Mongoose Exhaust system. The next step is bonnet...
I want Genuine Carbon Fibre, and as we know there are no full bonnets pre-made for veccy C facelift. I've gone to the same people that manufacture the panels for lotus/ariel atom/etc because I've heard horror stories about people buying cheap material and watching it loose colour/flex/disintegrate with time!
This requires the initial design and mould paying for, before buying the first bonnet. It's going to cost me ~£1500 in total (which I'm considering?) but the only way I can justify it, is if there are others out there that would want an exact replica...
The reason I would be able to justify this is if having bought the rights to the mould + design, I would recover some of my initial investment by selling copies to club members and making a little back each sale! I have no wish to set up a shop - I just want to have my bonnet - and perhaps offer something back to the club!!!
This is the theme I would go for - ignore the BMW belonging to the bonnet and try to picture this on the vectra. I like the german power bulge with two simple vents either side. The mould would be cast from my vauxhall bonnet so that fitment will be 'like a glove!'
I would be open to design suggestions to a degree, and I would be selling these bumpers for:
~£300 for high grade fibreglass
~£550 for exposed weave carbon fibre
(prices to be confirmed once mould is finished)