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Old September 1st, 2014, 09:40 PM
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Why are people putting puma hoods (bonnet) on NAS trucks?
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Old September 1st, 2014, 09:42 PM
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Bc they are F#%^ing awesome!!!
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Old September 1st, 2014, 09:46 PM
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Its the Rover version of a padded bra. -Jeff
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Old September 1st, 2014, 09:47 PM
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Why are people putting puma hoods (bonnet) on NAS trucks?
I asked myself that same question a couple of times. The previous hood look so much better imo.

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Old September 1st, 2014, 10:13 PM
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It's kinda like a "power bulge" on an old sports car, but it seems more like sticking a potato in your pants before you head off to pick up your prom date.
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Old September 1st, 2014, 10:29 PM
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Don't they foul the roll cage?
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Old September 1st, 2014, 10:32 PM
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Don't they foul the roll cage?
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The Puma Bonnet is stronger and better constructed than the original bonnet, IMHO. It also provides more room in the engine bay for incidentals - for example, clearing a 200tdi York OBA would be much better without the ladder-type support structure of the old bonnet.

I also think it looks better than the original by giving the truck more modern lines (convex vs. concave).

I guess if one were to really not care about keeping NAS trucks completely stock, then I personally don't see an issue with them being used.
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Bc they are F#%^ing awesome!!!
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Bc they are F#%^ing awesome!!!
Um - no…

Because they look the way they look and some people like that look and other folks don't.

Personally I prefer the traditional bonnet so that I have a place to stand to access my roof rack or tent, and/or a place to put my spare tyre.
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Old September 1st, 2014, 11:00 PM
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In times of crisis and when seeking guidance in matters of defender vehicle fashions ... We must look beyond our own opinions and seek the words of wisdom from a higher power ... We must ask ourselves ... What would Himalaya do?
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They are actually all-aluminum, so the old corrosion problem is lessened/eliminated. I ran a NAS-style cage on my Puma truck and the fit was fine.

They do stick out a bit more than the old style bonnet though, so I think they fit better with the extended "AC-style" nose.
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In times of crisis and when seeking guidance in matters of defender vehicle fashions ... We must look beyond our own opinions and seek the words of wisdom from a higher power ... We must ask ourselves ... What would Himalaya do?
Ouch...
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Consider the puma hood the "soft pack" for your truck. With the soft pack you never truly know what's underneath until you look.
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In the UK there is a massive problem with the Puma style bonnets. They are frequently stolen and then sold at auto jumble/ebay etc.

They can be be stolen in about a minute and command about £300-400 on ebay which is not bad for a minutes 'work'

You can see adverts on ebay, my mate has sold his truck and now wants to sell his bonnet!!!

OK it makes Defenders look younger but you don't need them if you do not have a Puma engine fitted.

There are GRP Puma style bonnets available in the UK.



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hold on here

Are you saying we shouldn't buy stolen items out of the UK...hmmm I think we and homeland security has beaten that one to death



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In the UK there is a massive problem with the Puma style bonnets. They are frequently stolen and then sold at auto jumble/ebay etc.

They can be be stolen in about a minute and command about £300-400 on ebay which is not bad for a minutes 'work'

You can see adverts on ebay, my mate has sold his truck and now wants to sell his bonnet!!!

OK it makes Defenders look younger but you don't need them if you do not have a Puma engine fitted.

There are GRP Puma style bonnets available in the UK.



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If you go with a puma bonnet keep in mind you will need the prop rod, prop rod bracket, and the sister bracket on the other side that holds the clip for when the prop rod is stowed.
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Why are people putting puma hoods (bonnet) on NAS trucks?
Some engine conversions benefit from the extra height it offers under the bonnet (hood).

The Isuzu 4JB1-T 2.8 Turbo Diesel is a good example.
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Why are people putting puma hoods (bonnet) on NAS trucks?
Because they Kahn.

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