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#39941
Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 213
Okay, not everyone likes the Border vented hood but since i saw the black Border car with gold rims years ago, i just loved it.


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So, i was on various group buys on IMOC for group buys but all fell through and no hood for me :(

There is a guy on ebay who sells vented fibreglass sections and you cut your bonnet and then rivet / bond it on. But, you risk it cracking, as the metal / fibreglass have different expansion rates.

So, a guy on mr2oc.co.uk made his own Border hood and in theory it looked straight forward - cut two vented sections and drop them and fibreglass the sides and add vents.

I've never done fibreglass work and to be honest, i don't have the space to be cutting my car in my driveway - or the time (would end up with one of the kids fibreglassing themselves to the car!)

Even i could find a group buy, they were all for c/f hoods. So, i'd be paying for something that i'd paint over, as i'd want it same as the body colour. Plus, with c/f hoods, you need bonnet pins. With the stock hood, it'd retain the weight and no need for pins. And stock hood would make sure the stock latch worked.

So, i thought where could i bring my car to, to get this done ....

And then it hit me - PeggyOnTheRun !!! If he can make a Lamborghini, he can surely make a vented hood.

I asked and Sean said he'd love to try it.

I dropped car down the other day and he got straight onto it. measured the vents making sure that the vents will drain down over the rad and onto the road.

So, first pic after Sean had it all measured


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#39942
Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 284
Would you consider vents in the front wings, I think they look great?
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#39943
Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 213
I really like the vents in the wings but i kinda see them as being more for the hardcore racer look. I am not sure the Spider could pull it off - i kinda want a cleaner lines / classic look.

If i had a hardtop / t-bar, i'd def like a set
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Cool! DIY Border hood - the guy in Malta did a DIY single scoop if I remember correctly?
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#39958
Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 213
Quandry wrote:
Cool! DIY Border hood - the guy in Malta did a DIY single scoop if I remember correctly?

Like the Asksport hood ? i like that as well - but if you do that, then the vent has to be before the latch and so can't go so far forward. And if it doesn't go so far forward, then it might drain into the frunk.

Although, he did live in Malta which has less rain than us and he appeared to have a garage !

yeah, just checked - the Asksport hood sits further back - so, looks like that water might drain into the frunk. Or else they have some sort of drain mechanism underneath.


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I will be making something like this bonnet.


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#39975
Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 213
Sean got a lot done today - can see the shape and basic depth. Loving it

He had to cut out some of the support structure underneath and make up some custom supports.

As always, Sean has loads of pics


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Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 314
Holy shizz! it's looking great!

kc for good luck - and one for Sean too!
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#39981
Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 217
I have to be honest, Rob, I dont really get it. But whatever floats your boat dude and I would think you are in safe hands with sean

Hope it turns out well for ya
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Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 213
Spanky wrote:
I have to be honest, Rob, I dont really get it. But whatever floats your boat dude and I would think you are in safe hands with sean

Hope it turns out well for ya


i get where you're coming from Mark - and i reckon that because i will be going body coloured as opposed to c/f, that it will give a subtle and even stock look.
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Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 217
Spidey wrote:
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I have to be honest, Rob, I dont really get it. But whatever floats your boat dude and I would think you are in safe hands with sean

Hope it turns out well for ya


i get where you're coming from Mark - and i reckon that because i will be going body coloured as opposed to c/f, that it will give a subtle and even stock look.



I'm looking forward to seeing the final finished piece, although it will cut down on the oh so valuable storage space under the hood
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#40051
Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 154
Here's a pic of Marley4us' hood which may be of some use to you...

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Good luck with it guys.
Looking forward to seeing the end product!
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#40052
Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 213
Sean was at it again over the weekend - i'm loving it


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#40058
Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 314
Looks scary but I can see where he's going with it and after paint it's going to look killer!
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Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 213
More updates with loads of pics from Sean

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Looking good! Should be a great addition when finished!
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#40156
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Close to being finished


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Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 314
It's going to look deadly when it's painted!
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Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 213
Quandry wrote:
It's going to look deadly when it's painted!
Body shop guy is coming over to him to have a look and book it in for painting. So, hopefully have it back in a week or so
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Nice one Spidey, that looks like some sweet body work by Peggy too!
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Spidey wrote:
Quandry wrote:
It's going to look deadly when it's painted!
Body shop guy is coming over to him to have a look and book it in for painting. So, hopefully have it back in a week or so


Awesome. Is he going to match in the bonnet or spray the whole car?
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Re: Border vented hood 10 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 213
Quandry wrote:
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Quandry wrote:
It's going to look deadly when it's painted!
Body shop guy is coming over to him to have a look and book it in for painting. So, hopefully have it back in a week or so


Awesome. Is he going to match in the bonnet or spray the whole car?


I'd love a full respray but for now, its just match the bonnet.

Rogue lights, stroker, new turbo, new soft-top all have to come before a full respray.
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Fair play to you Spidey, you have a unique MR2 Spider. KC+

Any photos of the rear of the modified bonnet ?
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Marty J wrote:
Fair play to you Spidey, you have a unique MR2 Spider. KC+

Any photos of the rear of the modified bonnet ?


Thanks Marty - yeah, am slowly making the Spider mine in terms of looks. Other things i want are rev6 lights, Toms rear and Toms duckbill spoiler.

[dream]Engine wise - i want a 2.3 stroker with a Precision CEA turbo[/dream]

i thought i put up all the photos. All photobucket images are blocked here in work, so i'll get them up later this evening. Sean strengthened under the vents and then fibreglassed over the extra strengthening for a clean look
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#40177
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Don't know if you heard about Staff MR2 kits, but he does a nice version of TOM'S rear bumper with additional diffuser and normal size registration plate.
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Marty J wrote:
Don't know if you heard about Staff MR2 kits, but he does a nice version of TOM'S rear bumper with additional diffuser and normal size registration plate.

I submitted two queries via his site and heard nothing back.

maybe i'll try contact him via mr2oc.co.uk - he was getting great reviews there, as he was actually test fitting each piece on a car he has.
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The quality is supposed to be as good as the genuine Japanese brands.
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Marty J wrote:
Fair play to you Spidey, you have a unique MR2 Spider. KC+

Any photos of the rear of the modified bonnet ?


Sorry Marty - forgot to post these up. You can see the extra strengthening he put in and then fibreglassed over for a clean look


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#40255
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This is awesome.

Also, want that rear bumper. Looks immense and completely compliments the car
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