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mk 1 bonnett

Post by chris_v888 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:09 am

hi giys dose anyone know if a mk bonnett fits a mk 3 thanks

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Re: mk 1 bonnett

Post by stevemarl » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:24 am

Very unlikely as the Mk3 leading edge has a different profile, coming down over the lghts? Maybe you could make it fit but it would look wrong.

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Re: mk 1 bonnett

Post by Not_Anumber » Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:52 pm

Mk1 bonnet on a Mk3 - not without lots of modification as they are different panels with different dimensions. I think the Mk1 bonnet would be longer.

Are you asking because you know of a Mk 1 bonnet going cheap and you need a Mk 3 bonnet or are you trying to achieve a different style look on a Mk3 ? Either would need a lot of fabricating.


Elsewhere: A Mk1 facelift bonnet will go fine on a Mk1 non facelift. A Mk 1 non facelift bonnet should be ok on a kent engined Mk 1 facelift but youd have to check clearance for a pinto engine or a V4. forget it for a V6 as the non facelift Mk1 V6 had the bonnet bulge for a reason.

A Mk2 bonnet will fit a Mk3 but will just expose the tops of the headlights (like a US spec Mk2) and the front of the wings sit further forward than on a Mk2

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Re: mk 1 bonnett

Post by Mc Tool » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:58 pm

Did bonnet bulges come in different sizes . Just that Im picking up here that a 2l mk3 shouldnt have a bulge but mine has. The po fitted a ramflow filter ( I hate them ,the foam shrinks and leaves a gap between the edge of the foam and filter base fir unfiltered air to get in ) which rubs on the sound deadening so it needs the bulge . Just wondering ,rover v8 with 4 barrel and air cleaner fits under it good :)
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Re: mk 1 bonnett

Post by D366Y » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:07 pm

All the mk3 bonnets had bulges in - even the 1.3 :lol: I think mk1 was the only time that some came with bulges and some without
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Re: mk 1 bonnett

Post by Peter-S » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:10 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:58 pm
Did bonnet bulges come in different sizes . Just that Im picking up here that a 2l mk3 shouldnt have a bulge but mine has. The po fitted a ramflow filter ( I hate them ,the foam shrinks and leaves a gap between the edge of the foam and filter base fir unfiltered air to get in ) which rubs on the sound deadening so it needs the bulge . Just wondering ,rover v8 with 4 barrel and air cleaner fits under it good :)
All Mk3 bonnets were the same with a bulge and it was essentially the same as a MK2 just shaped a little differently over the headlights.
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Re: mk 1 bonnett

Post by Mc Tool » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:34 pm

Cool , thanks for that peter s . My uncle bought the car new in the uk in 1980 and bought it here in 1987 and I bought it from him in 2110 . Im wanting to fit the rv8 and that bulge sure makes that easier. I also like the idea that there is something appropriate under that power bulge :)
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Re: mk 1 bonnett

Post by chris_v888 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:43 pm

erm my first car sorry my first ledale car at 17 long time ago lolwas a 3.0 liter mk1 and it had the big bolge in bonnet and just wonderd ij it eould fit but it sounds like a big no so it may have to have a think as ill have to find old rotton bonnett with the boulge that i could mess around with? thank you all if anyone has a mk1 big boulge thay would like to sell or donate to see what i can make out of it i would apreasheate it thanks again

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Re: mk 1 bonnett

Post by nigecapri » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:37 pm

Most engines will fit in a standard mk3 with the standard mk3 bonnet, Rover v8, Ford v6, Cosworths etc.

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Re: mk 1 bonnett

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:49 am

Yeah depth wise there is a fair bit of room , but it dont need to be any tighter length and width before you have to start moving things round a bit
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Re: mk 1 bonnett

Post by Not_Anumber » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:52 pm

Dont forget there are plenty of Capris with the noticeably taller 2.9 Cosworth engine that retain the standard Mk3 bonnet, just with a minor modification to one of the under bonnet cross ribs, completely normal from the outside.

There are also enough V8 conversions running standard bonnets. The last car I heard had any issue with engine height used the late 4 litre US version of the Cologne v6 (e.g used in the V6 version of the previous model Mustang) and that was worked around by using a modified crossmember to sit the engine lower but kept the original bonnet.

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