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carbon fiber radiator shroud any interest

Postby temperacerguy » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:37 pm

Hello all,

I am going to be making a carbon fiber radiator shroud for my ST185.

If I make one, the mold will be cheap, flimsy and probably destroyed in the process with a cheap wet layup and gravity molding and the mold will cost like $20 in materials

If I build a strong mold, with the idea of making multiple copies of this, the mold will be reinforced, thick, and setup for vacuum bagging. This mold costs easily 10X the cheap mold. and quite a bit more time.

If I were to produce carbon fiber radiator shrouds for the 5th Gen, would people be interested in them?

To recoup costs/materials, and at the low low volume I am expecting, I would probably be charging $75 for these.

As these are a purely cosmetic item, they will be thin and light, with a top 2x2 carbon fiber twill with fiberglass cloth backing (fiberglass is not visable). They would be made with an epoxy resin (so no yellowing) and have a smooth glossy appearance.

Is there interest?
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Re: carbon fiber radiator shroud any interest

Postby underscore » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:06 am

So I'm clear, this is the plate that can go across the back of the rad so that the fan sucks air through all the rad, not just where it's mounted?
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Postby temperacerguy » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:17 am

No, it is the visable panel on the top of the core support

Here, circled in Red:

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Postby WarTowels » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:19 am

^I think you should make replacement head light cf panels that exactly match our VIS Hoods first. =)

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Re: carbon fiber radiator shroud any interest

Postby temperacerguy » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:30 am

Sorry, I am only making custom things I am going to do for me, and my headlights are going to be a little "unique" so no doors. but as I have said before, it's insanely easy to wrap those.

If you want me to do yours, I can do it for $75. It's not the difficulty, it's the time.
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Postby Spectra1 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:45 am

I would for sure buy one.
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Postby McKenzieJr18 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:17 am

count me in
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Re: carbon fiber radiator shroud any interest

Postby underscore » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:56 am

oh the diversion panel. I definitely want one, just gotta verify my front end is straight enough first. Would you be covering up that little bit for the ac on the right?

offtopic but sweet jesus what is going on in that picture, it looks beastly
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Postby temperacerguy » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:08 am

I would not be covering up that port, I will make it factory (but without the texture), however If someone wanted one without the AC port, I could just not cut that out.

As for the picture, I just did a google search and it pulled up an image from this site and circled the pannel
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Postby RafaCalde » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:16 am

I would be very interested.
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carbon fiber radiator shroud any interest

Postby celigts » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:46 am

If only I was done fixing the problems I'm running in too I'd join this!

How long you think you'll need to build these. What time frame are you doing?
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Postby temperacerguy » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:14 am

It's probably going to be 2 months till I start to make these (if I do). I was only going to make 10 or so, then move on to other projects
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Postby ALLensTRAC » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:31 am

I already bought the aluminum one 2literturbo produced but I'm definetly in for a carbon one. Also I will be in touch with you about the headlamp wrap. Would you mind if I came up there and watched you do it so I could learn?
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Re: carbon fiber radiator shroud any interest

Postby dragstang86 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:34 pm

I would be in for one. As for the headlight covers, there is a company making them. They are for sale on ebay.
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Postby celigts » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:20 pm

dragstang86 wrote:I would be in for one. As for the headlight covers, there is a company making them. They are for sale on ebay.



If I'm not mistaken it's cost some decent coin for them tho
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