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    Hello all

    I have on reliable authority that some later model Vectra's have plastic bonnets. Can anyone tell me when they appeared?

    Mine has an aluminium bonnet with a manual stay 07 2007. I know the previous one's were steel with hydraulic strurs.

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    the previous one's were steel framed with alloy skins..

    the later one's are all alloy ( frame included )..

    I have never seen one with a plastic bonnet, and can't believe one has ever been made...why change the design on the runout models..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    the previous one's were steel framed with alloy skins..

    the later one's are all alloy ( frame included )..

    I have never seen one with a plastic bonnet, and can't believe one has ever been made...why change the design on the runout models..
    as mark says m8 all facelift bonnetts are made from alloy

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    i dont think ive ever seen a car with a plastic bonnet??? i could be wrong though

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    Have seen plastic wings on the Renault Clio and I think my cousins BMW X5 has plastic front wings!!!

    My old Citroen ZX's had polycarbonate bootlids but have only ever seen polycarbonate bonnets on some old Citroen BX's!

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    plastic front ends are quite common, but i can 100% say that VX haven't used them on the vectra apart from the bumper skins..

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    my 307 has plastic wings and god do they bend when the suns been on them all day. Theres about an inch maybe 2 of flex in them.

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    not to agree or disagree with anyone especially those with more knoledge on the vectra than i, but my jan 05 54 plate vectra 2.2 direct has a nice sized chip on the bonnet and i'm not 100% certain more 90 % but my bonnet is plastic from what i can tell. haven't had a look at the under side of bonnet but from a quick look i would say mine is plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanna veccy View Post
    not to agree or disagree with anyone especially those with more knoledge on the vectra than i, but my jan 05 54 plate vectra 2.2 direct has a nice sized chip on the bonnet and i'm not 100% certain more 90 % but my bonnet is plastic from what i can tell. haven't had a look at the under side of bonnet but from a quick look i would say mine is plastic.
    Just to add my two penneth and as we have similar age cars, my feb 05 (54 plate) has a metal bonnet with hydraulic strut/s to keep it up.

    Mine was built around December 04 time as well

    The plot thickens.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanna veccy View Post
    not to agree or disagree with anyone especially those with more knoledge on the vectra than i, but my jan 05 54 plate vectra 2.2 direct has a nice sized chip on the bonnet and i'm not 100% certain more 90 % but my bonnet is plastic from what i can tell. haven't had a look at the under side of bonnet but from a quick look i would say mine is plastic.
    you'll find it's an alloy skin..

    Quote Originally Posted by John C S View Post
    Just to add my two penneth and as we have similar age cars, my feb 05 (54 plate) has a metal bonnet with hydraulic strut/s to keep it up.

    Mine was built around December 04 time as well

    The plot thickens.........
    the prefacelifts had a strut, but the facelift with it's alloy frame just get a steel prop..


    the only other type of bonnet availaible is a cheap copy panel availaible through the bodyshop trade which is steel skinned and steel framed...( and darn heavy)..

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