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Bonnet question!

Post by cavmad » Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:55 pm

Can someone please explain what models had `short nosed` bonnets, what models had `long nosed`, whether they`re interchangeable and finally (sorry) which had plastic and which had metal bonnets?
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:24 pm

Short nosed bonnets, GTIs TZDs some Meterors AFAIK interchangeable as long as you swap the plastic grille too, metal bonnets were produced on alternate thursday mornings excluding bank holidays :)
Did you win the 1.9 td?
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Post by cavmad » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:40 pm

Thanks Stewart, and yes, I DId win the TZD.
Huge battle in the bidding war though. One member of this forum had me sweating for a brief moment (actually, make that had me laughing for a moment) and someone else tried to jump in near the end. Obviously didn`t realise he was up against Mr Determined here did he :?: :D
Anyhow, the good news about winning it was slightly deflated by the price I`ve had to pay.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:50 pm

Ah the gauntlet is down and the challenge is on hmm who is going to start the betting. :lol:
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Post by ernst stavro blofeld » Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:46 pm

I'll wager my 1769 TD is gonna be quicker.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:19 pm

Wagers eh, this is getting interesting :) I might have to take the roofbox off 8)
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Post by Mr B » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:21 pm

Safe to say TD's have a plastic bonnet, late build non turbos have a steel bonnet. After that as Oily says, depend on the day of the week time of the month..........

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Post by ken newbold » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:24 pm

Some early Mk1s have steel bonnets, 2 to my knowledge.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:24 pm

What a lovely TZD, sir!
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Post by Mr B » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:31 pm

Philip chidlow wrote:What a lovely TZD, sir!
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Post by Vanny » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:07 pm

Mk 1 diesels had steel bonnets to reduce the engine noise getting out of the engine (personally i think the sound of the XUD is very unique and i love it). They made rather more bonnets than they needed so the spares where fitted to later models. I dont think anyone has ever checked ORGA numbers to identify when they started putting metal bonnets on, but it seems to be around Kreg onwards. The 16v's are a bit of a mixed bag towards the end of the line.


Billy, fitting your scooby bonnet to the 1.9td wont be any problem! :D

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Post by mnde » Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:03 am

My 50/50 owned maroon Mk1 19TRD is currently sporting a blue Mk2 bonnet that blatantly doesn't fit and in fact it has damaged the plastic windscreen vent panel :x I imagine if it originally had a steel one, it prob got a big dent in it or summat... and this bonnet is all they could find to replace it with...

I agree about the noise of the XUD engine. But it's so smooth - the noise disappears at cruising speed and you forget it's a diesel! Pics soon guys, I promise - when I find my camera :oops:

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Post by Oscar » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:11 pm

I thought I was the only one that liked the sound of the diesel. Now I know I'm in the right place...
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Post by tim leech » Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:15 pm

I like it too, its a welcoming sound.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:33 pm

My MK1 RD had an original steel bonnet 1985 it was.
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