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Bonnet Holes and The Law

cuttinglaps

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Just finished fitting a top mount charger to my car, not really keen on putting a bulge in the bonnet...
the car is a VX Clubby and i really think a nicely finished hole in the bonnet for it to stick through would look alot nicer then other options... my question is what are the legal implications ( not that it would stop me) of doing this... i'm from Melbourne Victoria i assume the laws are different from state to state and i'm sure there would be loop holes that can be played on ...

suggestions anyone ? thanks in advance !
 

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Pretty sure you cant cut though any of the structural part without re-enforcing in other parts (around the hole I guess) but then you would need a engineers certificate anyway.
 

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With the edge of the hole I think you can just put a rubber liner on it, Ive seen it done with a lot of cars that have protruding filters.
 

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With the edge of the hole I think you can just put a rubber liner on it, Ive seen it done with a lot of cars that have protruding filters.
Pinchweld. Clark rubber has it
 

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Yeah that was the plan cutting a nice neat hole getting some pinch weld for around the edges ... Then maby making up a pulley skeleton cover for the charger so you can't touch any moving parts ... Besides removing bonnet ribs I can't see the issue if you fiberglass in reinforcing around the hole to make up for the missing structure ...
 
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