GU Bonnet Guard

Bullbars, roof racks, suspensions and other accessories relating to vehicle performance
User avatar
hugejp
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 1456
Joined: 21 Oct 2014 21:01
Full Name: JP Viviers
Nickname: Oupoot
Home Town: JHB
Current 4x4: PATROL COLLECTION
2004 4.8 GRX "Tinkerbell"
2003 4.2 tdi GRX "The Coal Roller"
Home Language: Half & Half
Has thanked: 103 times
Been thanked: 73 times

GU Bonnet Guard

Post by hugejp » 23 Aug 2015 16:39

Howzit Guys.

I'm sure anybody who has tried to find a bonnet guard for their old shape GU Patrol has found it pretty frustrating.

The only options are to find second hand or to import, both of these have their risks.

I have found a mould maker/fabricator specialising in fibreglass body kits who is willing to copy patrol parts for us.

Of course the catch is... I don't have any samples to copy.

So if anybody has any broken guards etc in the spares dept please could I ask to borrow them to make moulds from?

I would prefer damaged parts that are not in use anymore as I'm not doing this myself & don't want any accidents that may ruin functional useful parts.

We are looking at bonnet guards, rear wings & window wind deflectors, as at this stage the parts will not be transparent. We're looking at black, color coded or carbon fibre finishes.

Anyway before any of this goes ahead, who would be interested in these products if they were available?

Any help here would be very much appreciated!

Cheers

J
Last edited by hugejp on 23 Aug 2015 19:09, edited 1 time in total.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

Picasso
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 301
Joined: 27 Jul 2014 15:56
Full Name: HS
Nickname: Picasso
Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: Nissan Patrol
T3 Syncro
Home Language: German
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 41 times

Re: GU Bonnet Guard

Post by Picasso » 23 Aug 2015 16:55

Hallo J

I have got one (in good condition) which I can make available.

Best Regards

Henning

User avatar
hugejp
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 1456
Joined: 21 Oct 2014 21:01
Full Name: JP Viviers
Nickname: Oupoot
Home Town: JHB
Current 4x4: PATROL COLLECTION
2004 4.8 GRX "Tinkerbell"
2003 4.2 tdi GRX "The Coal Roller"
Home Language: Half & Half
Has thanked: 103 times
Been thanked: 73 times

Re: GU Bonnet Guard

Post by hugejp » 23 Aug 2015 19:10

Thank you very much!

PM sent.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

User avatar
Russ Kellermann
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 1119
Joined: 01 Feb 2010 22:39
Full Name: Russell Kellermann
Nickname: Russell Kellermann
Home Town: Cape Town ,but raised in the Tanskei
Current 4x4: 2007 Patrol 4.2D Pickup
Home Language: English
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 51 times

Re: GU Bonnet Guard

Post by Russ Kellermann » 24 Aug 2015 08:10

In my opinion Fibre Glass is kak,.. needs to be PlexiGlass or Perspex type materials. but thats just me.
'07 Patrol Pickup TD42 N/A,285's KM2,3" Lift,ONCA Bars,Warn High Mount,Alu Canopy, and some other Stuff.

User avatar
hugejp
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 1456
Joined: 21 Oct 2014 21:01
Full Name: JP Viviers
Nickname: Oupoot
Home Town: JHB
Current 4x4: PATROL COLLECTION
2004 4.8 GRX "Tinkerbell"
2003 4.2 tdi GRX "The Coal Roller"
Home Language: Half & Half
Has thanked: 103 times
Been thanked: 73 times

Re: GU Bonnet Guard

Post by hugejp » 24 Aug 2015 08:18

Agreed!

This is the first stage to get the moulds correct & get some testing done on the product.

Transparent is the ultimate goal, but babysteps for now.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

AndriesS
Patrolman
Patrolman
Posts: 592
Joined: 01 Feb 2010 07:42
Full Name: Andries
Nickname: None
Home Town: None
Current 4x4: None
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: GU Bonnet Guard

Post by AndriesS » 24 Aug 2015 09:02

I'm interested. Agreed you need to make out of plexiglass. We can also hear the verdict on the spoiler wind deflector that's suppose to help keep dust of your back window

SJC
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 2763
Joined: 23 Nov 2014 14:20
Full Name: Fanus
Nickname: Fanus
Home Town: .
Current 4x4: 2000 Nissan Patrol 4500GRX
Home Language: Afrikaans/English
Has thanked: 87 times
Been thanked: 117 times

Re: GU Bonnet Guard

Post by SJC » 24 Aug 2015 09:03

I want wind deflectors...

User avatar
ricster
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 5799
Joined: 13 Jan 2010 11:16
Full Name: Cedric Warner
Nickname: Cedric
Home Town: Alberton Gauteng
Current 4x4: '99 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: English
Location: LA..... No not Los Angles ..... Lower Alberton, Gauteng
Has thanked: 223 times
Been thanked: 241 times

Re: GU Bonnet Guard

Post by ricster » 24 Aug 2015 13:20

I would really like headlight protectors before anything else !!!
Regards
Cedric
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
Suzuki TL 1000R "V twin" (Growler) - SOLD

JOHAN LOUW
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: 30 Dec 2015 09:08
Full Name: JOHANNES LOUW
Nickname: JOHNNY
Home Town: PRETORIA
Current 4x4: NISSAN PATROL GRX 1998
Home Language: AFRIKAANS

Re: GU Bonnet Guard

Post by JOHAN LOUW » 13 Jan 2016 11:18

STEL BELANG IN BONNET GUARD AS OOK DIE WIND DEFLECKTORS OP AGTER KANT

Picasso
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 301
Joined: 27 Jul 2014 15:56
Full Name: HS
Nickname: Picasso
Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: Nissan Patrol
T3 Syncro
Home Language: German
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 41 times

Re: GU Bonnet Guard

Post by Picasso » 13 Jan 2016 13:33

This is a response to Cedric's reply (from last August)... which I missed.

Quote:
Re: GU Bonnet Guard

Postby ricster » 24 Aug 2015 13:20
I would really like headlight protectors before anything else !!!
Unquote


I had a look for a while for headlight protectors and could not find any for the Patrol.
One day I went on one of theses flee markets (Zambesi Pretoria) and they had Headlight protectors for the Nissan Hardbody.
They were ... I think about 120 R ....
Cheap enough to give it a try and see if one can make them fit
photo 1.JPG
photo 1.JPG (93.34 KiB) Viewed 1882 times
photo 2.JPG
photo 2.JPG (109.86 KiB) Viewed 1882 times
photo 3.JPG
photo 3.JPG (101.22 KiB) Viewed 1882 times
I had to cut the inside of the protector so that the angle are in line with the Patrol Headlight.
The protector is fitted with an AL bracket on top and hooks in at the bottom of the headlight.
It ca easily lifted up for cleaning purposes and hooked back again.
The outside of the protector does not relay match the Patrols headlight shape.
(From 2m distance hardly noticeable)
It is by no means perfect but it is better than nothing,



To JP: ..... sorry for diverting from your original post but bonnet protector is still available to you in case you would like to manufacture a mould.

Post Reply

Return to “18. Vehicle Accessories”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest