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Name that Bonnet!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Hellz, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Hellz
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    Hellz Geordie Racer

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    [Jun 23, 2009]
    Hi guys,

    I need some of your expert advice.

    I'm able to get my hands on a bonnet for the facelift conversion of my 04 3.2 S-line but am unsure whether the bonnet is the correct one or not. The guy I'm buying it from has no idea which year A3 its from.

    I have a few pictures of the bonnet and was hoping some of you would be able to tell me whether the bonnet is the 2005-2008 facelift bonnet I need or whether its from the very latest facelift 09 on...

    Thanks in advance y'all

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  2. Hellz
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    Hellz Geordie Racer

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    [Jun 23, 2009]
    I should also mention there was no part no. stamped on the bonnet - or at least it couldnt be seen...
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    [Jun 23, 2009]
    I'm pretty sure thats an 05-08 bonnet, the think as line meets the leading edge is much more defined on that one compared to the earlier one.

    Here is my <05 bonnet

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    Here is my 05>

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    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    [Jun 23, 2009]
    i dont even think its a3 from the lights sloping down to the bit that comes over the grill it curves where as a3 bonnets dont do that not even 09

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    now look at this 2005 a4 bonnet it slope's the same from the lights to the grill ....

    yes i sussed it what do i win :w00t:

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    [Jun 23, 2009]
    I can see your point blazin, they always look different depending on colour! I rekcon scrpappy man is trying it on, thats an A4 bonnet!
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    Hellz Geordie Racer

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    [Jun 23, 2009]
    bah, went to edit my post, deleted it thinking i could just repost.

    Anyway...

    I think you win 10blazin - hands down. good spot :applaus:

    I thought it looked odd at the front and suspected it wasnt the bonnet i need but as I havent seen the bonnet I need separated from the car I wasnt 100% sure.

    Cheers guys.
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    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    [Jun 23, 2009]
    what no prize :3sadwalk: drat joking

    glad i could help you try the bay they pop up from time to time .....
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    [Jun 23, 2009]
    Yea m8, ive been monitoring ebay for a good month or so. No luck yet. I'm also keeping tabs on local scrappies and parts suppliers in the hope I can get one on the cheap.

    I still need the other parts for the conversion though so if i get the bumper first I'll probably just order the bonnet from Audi. I'd rather avoid paying £200+ for a bonnet if possible though...
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    [Jun 24, 2009]
    I paid £180 including from TPS. Couldn't wait any longer........
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    [Jun 24, 2009]
    A4 bonnet by the looks of it :S
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    [Jun 24, 2009]
    looks the same as my 2009 S3 to me.
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