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Old 19-08-2008   #1
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Bonnet

Few months ago I went into the back of someone after they cut me up, it left a little dent in the bonnet, nothing bad, apart from closing the bonnet you have to push down quite hard. I was thinking about making a claim, but my excess is 550, and I'll lose NCB, so I didn't bother.

However, I would like to see about getting it fixed, would it be cheaper to get a bonnet and replace it (And re-spray it if need be) or see if I can get the dent taken out.

I've got a 2001 Punto, also, would a 5 door bonnet be different to a 3 door one?
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Re: Bonnet

No difference

I got lucky and found the exact colour and did a straight swop, bonnet cost me 20 from scrappy
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Re: Bonnet

Damn, I was expecting it to be a lot more than 20 for a bonnet.

How easy is it to swap them over? Would it be possible for me to do it? I've got very little experence about cars, so unless its really simple I wont risk it myself.
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Re: Bonnet

mite be an opportunity to smooth and badboy the bonnet while repairing it

don't think it's too hard to take off. assuming a few bolts, and a bit of help taking it off?
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Re: Bonnet

you need to check that it is definately the bonnet at fault here, it could well be your front panel has gone in slightly which could cause it not to close easily.

i wouls check by loosening the bolts that hold the bonnet in place and move it forward a couple off mm and then retighten them. it could solve the problem
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Re: Bonnet

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Damn, I was expecting it to be a lot more than 20 for a bonnet.

How easy is it to swap them over? Would it be possible for me to do it? I've got very little experence about cars, so unless its really simple I wont risk it myself.
Piss easy, you will need an extra pair of hands when lining it up abit. 4 screws thats its if a female can do it.........
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Re: Bonnet

Quote Originally Posted by Sei_rory View Post
you need to check that it is definately the bonnet at fault here, it could well be your front panel has gone in slightly which could cause it not to close easily.

i wouls check by loosening the bolts that hold the bonnet in place and move it forward a couple off mm and then retighten them. it could solve the problem
I'm fairly sure it is the bonnet, however I will try that over the weekend.

And wtf is wrong with using PM and not spamming threads?
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