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Old 02-06-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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Any interest in Carbon Fiber Hoods (or other)

Hi all,
I've been working with carbon fiber and fiberglass for a while now, especially with more expensive cars. I recently finished a M5 and an Aventador.

I've decided to make a mold from the hood from my '76 that I gave to a friend but will be bringing it back so I can do so. Just wondering if anyone is interested in one or other parts. First I will make a mold for the stock hood and later will graft a L-88 scoop into it and make a mold of that one as well. I can make cheaper versions that are 100% fiberglass, fiberglass with a carbon fiber outer layer, 100% carbon fiber, as well as carbon fiber/kevlar hybrids.

I was thinking of doing seat backs or other interior, maybe T-Tops as soon as I have the time.

Again, just gauging interest for the Corvette community.

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I'd love to have some carbon fiber parts (real stuff). Affording it is my problem.
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I think this would be a great idea. Cost would be the deciding factor.

As my car is complete, I most likely would not be interested at this time, but I definately would have been interested when I was building my car. I bought new hood, t tops, spoilers, bumper covers, and would have loved CF mirrors.

I'd think it would be a great market, if it's affordable.

Other parts, either full CF or CF covered, would be interior console covers, dash/guage clusters, Halo panels, interior door panel/trim, seats....
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I'l always interested in lightweight parts. It just depends on the weight difference and the cost per pound.
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A carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser for my 80' would be really cool. (no spare tire in the way)
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Sounds interesting!
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A carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser for my 80' would be really cool. (no spare tire in the way)
for my '78 SA!
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I had a similar operation startup expected this spring but unfortunately my machine shop burnt 2 days after Christmas. This has pushed me back close to a year as I rebuild the shop I earn a living in. My mentor from Cali will still be here in a month or two to get me back on track with my hobby business. Good luck!
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Thanks for the responses guys. I'll be working on a front spoiler and rear diffuser as soon as I get a free bit of time.

Here is an interior trim piece that I am working on.
http://instagram.com/p/Vp6p0ermyk/

I have more pictures at http://instagram.com/vrnikko

I am in the finishing stages of a mold for a generic 14" air cleaner which I'll be offering in carbon fiber if anyone likes. I'll post pics of my first one. I had done an Edelbrock piece, but due to obvious copyright issues will not be having it available to everyone .
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Nice work! What's the trim piece to?
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I'l always interested in lightweight parts. It just depends on the weight difference and the cost per pound.
What he said.
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Thanks for the responses guys. I'll be working on a front spoiler and rear diffuser as soon as I get a free bit of time.

Here is an interior trim piece that I am working on.
http://instagram.com/p/Vp6p0ermyk/

I have more pictures at http://instagram.com/vrnikko

I am in the finishing stages of a mold for a generic 14" air cleaner which I'll be offering in carbon fiber if anyone likes. I'll post pics of my first one. I had done an Edelbrock piece, but due to obvious copyright issues will not be having it available to everyone .
I'd be interested in the front spoiler for my 76, would it be larger to grab more air?
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Very interesting thread, I would like to see the end.
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CF hood would be cool. CF t-tops or a one piece CF top would be cool too. I have a long L88 scoop I was going to mold on my factoy hood (because the ecklers just doesn't fit as well). It might make a good mold/donor.

What are you using for an outer layer of clear on the cf parts? Auto urathane? Poly? Epoxy?

Like previously stated.....price would be a deciding factor.
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