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2nd February 2011, 10:06
I am now almost ready to produce reverse vents for blobeye Imprezas (2003-2005) running front mount intercoolers.

They are a copy of the one I made and ran on my car for the past few years.

They can be supplied in any colour GRP, Carbon, or painted in colour.

They sit flush in the existing recess in the bonnet.

I'll have some better pics later this week, but you can get an idea from these..



Final pricing is yet to be determined, but should be around the 100 mark, depending on how many I get manufactured.

They are being made by some of the people who worked on TVR's GRP bodywork, so quality is assured, and guaranteed.

I wouldn't sell anything I wouldn't use on my own cars.

Any questions please feel free to post or PM.

Cheers, Neil.

2nd February 2011, 13:33
When it rains, does that style vent allow a lot of water in to the engine bay?

Just I keep my car outside all the time.


2nd February 2011, 14:25
No more than the normal scoop....

2nd February 2011, 23:05
Ok, cheers. They do look very good.

2nd February 2011, 23:59
Neil can you do these for the pre-facelift classic if so I will def have one.

3rd February 2011, 08:32
Archie, I have fitted one of these into a sport bonnet very easily with a bit of cutting to the bonnet, so fitting one to a pre-facelift wouldn't be too difficult..

Although, I'm pretty sure that you can already get them from ets racing IIRC.

3rd February 2011, 19:23
il defo take 1 neil carbo would be very nice if prices can be sorted keep us posted

if this doenst go ahead can yuo get 1 off 1s made ?

3rd February 2011, 20:27
I will have one painted in white.

3rd February 2011, 20:49
The mould has been made off my vent, off my car today, so they will be made.

Not sure what the timescale will be, but hope to have some ready within the next fortnight.

As soon as I've determined the price I will update, but I'm trying to keep GRP around 100, carbon 150.

4th February 2011, 11:38
carbon 1 for me then neil if you can keep us posted when there available il get payment over to you cheers

4th February 2011, 22:53
I'd be interested in a carbon please Neil if you can confirm final availability with dates/price.


6th February 2011, 11:59
Any plans on a bugeye one Neil?

6th February 2011, 11:59
WR blue if poss, just let me know when to pay cheers

6th February 2011, 13:23
I'm only doing the blobeye at the moment to see how things go.

I should have some more info during this coming week.

Animal spec-c
7th February 2011, 18:05
ill have a carbon price depending

7th February 2011, 19:05
Interested in a carbon one too

7th February 2011, 20:07
GRP for me. Need it in the next 4 weeks though. Any chance of this and how much?

7th February 2011, 20:52
Ok chaps, a list is needed me thinks.

I will update with prices and timescales as soon as I know myself, so I won't hold anyone to these enquiries as yet.

Stevebt - GRP - White
mattybr5 - Carbon
JP - Carbon
tommy - GRP - WR blue
alan spec C - Carbon
Simon - Carbon
Agent Orange -GRP

10th February 2011, 12:02
Few pics of the original for reference..



GRP ones are now in production, Carbon ones awaiting first prototype.

These vents sit nice and flush in the bonnet in the original recess.
Prices will be finalised later today.

10th February 2011, 21:27
Gd stuff. Is there much difference in weigh between either??

10th February 2011, 21:42
I don't know to be honest, but suspect not.

The carbon ones are produced in the same way, but with carbon weave instead of glass matting. I am awaiting the first carbon one to see the quality of them first before I offer them for sale.

Right now I'm thinking prices will be:-

GRP 100.00 delivered
GRP painted in colour 140.00 delivered
Carbon ? Not sure yet

Anybody seriously interested on GRP ones please let me know as they are now available.

Carbon ones, I'll keep this thread up to date as soon as I know.

10th February 2011, 21:53

I will have a GRP please, and sprayed in "ice blue" WR1 colour. Let me know mechanics of delivery and payment by PM if it is easier.


11th February 2011, 23:07
YHPM JP. smile.gif

11th February 2011, 23:23
Thanks, you have text.

12th February 2011, 19:14
Neil you can sort the scoop for me when you do my splitter smile.gif

13th February 2011, 15:15
Sure car Steve. smile.gif

18th February 2011, 08:43
OK chaps, update.

Initially I am concentrating on the GRP versions of these, either painted or bare.

Could anyone seriously interested please confirm on a list below, and those who want them painting please provide a colour code.

I will be requiring a deposit of 25.00 early next week, which can be paid for via paypal, or bank transfer.

Cheers, Neil.

18th February 2011, 17:34
Stevebt in white

19th February 2011, 22:18
Originally posted by stevebt:
Stevebt in white Eggshell or Gloss? :D

Neil - text me your bank details and I will have the money transferred and will confirm "Ice Blue" (for me) colour code.

19th February 2011, 22:39
Originally posted by JP:
Eggshell or Gloss? :D

How many shades of white do you think they made on newage jap cars , its not rocket science tongue.gif

19th February 2011, 23:22
Originally posted by stevebt:
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Eggshell or Gloss? :D

How many shades of white do you think they made on newage jap cars , its not rocket science tongue.gif </font>[/QUOTE]3.....forgot to add brilliant white.....

5th March 2011, 11:45
any up dates on the carbon version's im itching to get one on

5th March 2011, 20:16
I'm concentrating on getting the first batch of GRP ones sorted first Matt, so don't hold your breath for a Carbon one just yet.

RCM is your only choice right now, at more than twice the price IIRC.

8th March 2011, 21:14
Originally posted by neil...:
I'm concentrating on getting the first batch of GRP ones sorted first Matt, so don't hold your breath for a Carbon one just yet.
Glad to heat that too....look forward to my "ice blue" slats.... :D

Fred ;)

11th March 2011, 22:22
I take it your not doing them ?????

11th March 2011, 23:12
I've just sent him my deposit couple of days ago - think Neil's doing the non-carbon ones first. Hopefully they be out soon! hint hint Neil.... :D

2nd April 2011, 21:41
Neil - any news on this??

3rd April 2011, 20:08
Jag, as per text yours will be with you soon.

Steve, I thought you were waiting for 'other' work to be done at the same time...?

Either way, its no problem, I can get one done for you, in 51E white I presume...?

Just require a deposit. smile.gif

3rd April 2011, 21:13
Thanks Neil - looking forward to it. Your mate Andy (scoob breaker) has done a spot on job with the few bits I ordered from him.

4th April 2011, 05:17
Neil can u get me 1 out before start of next week I can send payment over buddy pm me plz let me know cheers

4th April 2011, 16:19
Neil I was going to get some other work done but I didn't realise you were as far from me :(

Whats your paypal address? Do you want full payment or a deposit?

4th April 2011, 17:07
Neil have you got any pics of the underside.

4th April 2011, 17:14


As you can see they are effectively single skin (although they are 3 layer of GRP). I myself have fitted one into a Sport bonnet very easily.

I have also looked into fitting one to a pre-facelift bonnet. A bit of trimming and it is do-able.


Mark (FUD)
Steve BT

Deposits recieved thanks.

As soon as they are ready Ill be in touch. smile.gif

12th April 2011, 19:47
neil will it be here bye thursday ???

12th April 2011, 20:39
Hopefully mine too!

12th April 2011, 21:02
Very good question chaps.

The manufacturers seem to be pi$$ing me about at the moment. :mad:

I will know more tomorrow morning, and post up soon as poss.

13th April 2011, 09:19
Downer lol ok neil after thursday there will be no rush for mine buddy.

15th April 2011, 19:00
What seems to be the issue Neil? I thought mine was ready for painting?

17th April 2011, 07:19
neil dont need mine now cn keep me deposit lol

18th April 2011, 07:21
Jag, yours will be ready tomorrow, speak to you today.

Mark, deposit refunded.

Steve, yours wil be ready tomorrow, so need final payment.

Cheers, smile.gif

18th April 2011, 17:48
Jags ready to go.


18th April 2011, 19:57
Looks great Neil! Tim Farmer will be ploking it on P6 when he's down on Wed! Will get back to you about the other bits. smile.gif

19th April 2011, 09:03
any news on my un painted one yet neil i think the local thives are eyeing up my goodies under the bonnet with out having the scoop to stop them?

19th April 2011, 13:18
On it's way to you Matt. smile.gif

20th April 2011, 08:03
top man cheers neil

21st June 2011, 02:12
Are they still available?

21st June 2011, 09:02
Another batch of a new design is due to be made as we speak, just need a few orders to proceed....

21st June 2011, 20:41
neil can I order one please? How do I do that?

22nd June 2011, 18:53

23rd June 2011, 10:51
neil what does the new design involve??any carbon versions on the cards?

23rd June 2011, 12:20
The new design is a double skinned affair, whereby the fitting bolts are separate to the outer skin/ vent.

I am only going to take orders when I am 100% happy with them.

No carbon I'm afraid Matt.

23rd June 2011, 19:13
Finally got my car back smile.gif

I'll wait to see the pics of the new design before proceeding

2nd July 2011, 12:47
Any news on as bugeye version?

Andy Hughes
3rd July 2011, 21:02
mmmm i like these neil

bell ya tommorow

24th August 2011, 20:11
Any news on the new design Neil ??

24th August 2011, 20:46
I'm on with it as we speak, and the first one is being made..

As soon as I am 100% happy I will post up and get an order put together.

24th August 2011, 21:38
Gonna do a bugeye one Neil?

25th August 2011, 19:48
Once I've got the blobeye ones sorted, I am going to look into a bugeye one, but I can't say when though...

26th August 2011, 15:00
Originally posted by neil...:
I'm on with it as we speak, and the first one is being made..

As soon as I am 100% happy I will post up and get an order put together. Nice one :D