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Best Answer johnR , 08 April 2019 - 09:13 PM

I think you need a van one - I did what you're proposing when I restored my '89 car in 2015

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#1 adam_alt

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 05:38 PM

Hi guys,

 

So I've got a 1989 MK5 mini.

I managed to hit a deer a while ago which damaged a lot of the front, as I already have to replace a lot of the front panels and bonnet I was thinking of taking this opportunity to change the front to more of a mk1 style. 

 

I've read that all you need to do is remove the lip off of the bonnet on later models, but as I need to buy a new bonnet anyway, will a mk1 bonnet fit straight onto a mk5?

 

Any other tips and tricks would be awesome. 

 

Cheers

 

Adam

 

 



#2 GraemeC

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 06:07 PM

A true Mk1 bonnet has the hinges in a different place.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:13 PM   Best Answer

I think you need a van one - I did what you're proposing when I restored my '89 car in 2015

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#4 adam_alt

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:26 PM

cheers for the replies, looks like a perfect fit JohnR - will go down that route






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