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    Bonnet release thing

    Just fitted an Irmscher grill and the bonnet release is now more on show and sits against one of the 'slats'

    Is this normal and any way round it?

    Also any pictures of them fitted where you can see the bonnet release tab?
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    You have to trim down one side of it so it sits at the right angle. (left hand side from what I can recall)

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    Yeah - it's a bugger considering Irmscher stuff is supposed to be a good fit. Trim off the left hand side as above, and paint the arrow in black - that's what I did on my old coupe. Alternatively you can fit a spacer onto the catch mechanism - it's been covered before - do a search m8.....

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    Yea I have trimed it.

    Good idea about the paint

    Thnks guys

    Just had a search and its been coverd 100's of times, That will teach me not to search first
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    You could always go for the Steinmetz OPC Grill, the release catch fits perfectly just as it does on the original Vauxhall Grill.
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    i just took mine off... you got a release lever inside the cabin.. why have 2

    and before someone tells me its a safety thing.. bler
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    Just redrill the pivot point on the catch further in. Did it with my OPC grill and it almost dissappeared inside the grill. Not hard to do, make sure the drill bit is sharp though as the material is tougher than it looks
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    Any pictures of where you have drilled?
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    Yeah Lee give me a few mins and I post one up. I'll move the catch back to its original position so you can see where it is in relation to yours.
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    Sorry about quality but the battery on the camera was going so I had to hurry. Didn't move the pin as it was all greased up, forgotten I'd done that so it's in the drilled position not the original, I think anyway, it's been awhile since I did it. However you can clearly see the idea, moving the pivot point moves how far in or out the pull handle sits. I've included a pic of the pull handle as it sits now using that pivot point.


    52 Astra G 1.8, 18" Mille Miglia alloys, 325mm Brembo 4 pot conversion, Coupe leather interior, Raid strut brace, Whiteline rear ARB, Irmscher bits (skirts, Carbon steering wheel, Bonnet extension, M3 mirrors, boot & roof spoiler), Reiger Rear Diffuser & Front Bumper, Koni Adj. dampers, 35/30 Vogtland springs, Duplex quad exit ASCAR stainless exhaust.

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