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Old 11-29-2011, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been awhile/CARBON FIBER PROJECT

its coming together
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tooling
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always changing
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That front clam looks very aggressive
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i squared off the back clam so the front mud flaps will go on opposite sides in the back

it looks kinda cool when its all together

im making the sills a little longer to cover the exposed part of the rail in the rear
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a drink holder big enough large jack in the box drink
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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you are best I've seen since I've been on here!! anything you envision you can actually make!! I bow to thee....


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Old 11-30-2011, 06:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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gona make a gas door and receiver today, see how that works
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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WOW, I am most definately interested to see where this is going and how the finished product is going to look. Nice work!
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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cf in mold. that's pretty obvious but it wont let me post without saying something
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foot rest
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This is without vacuum bagging?
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The pieces look absolutely amazing. Just amazing!!!
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hmmm

ggonna try me some side scoops today
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Dam Dog, you're going too fast for my brain!! are you using vacuum infusion or brushing on the resin? BTW your molds are very clean, it shows you know your stuff...
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:29 AM   #14 (permalink)
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ggonna try me some side scoops today
Is this the OEM size or bigger?
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Very impressive! I'd buy your CF creations!
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air duct

i decided to make the air duct larger. the scoop on the 260 is comical, that huge scoop in the front narrowed down to that tiny hole in the back its like a parachute. i understand why they did it production wise. i wonder if the increased drag can be justified, is there that much hp gain? anyway i figure ill just increase the duct size lower the fpm velocity and static pressure in that area
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If you do it right the future of Lotus parts could go through you!! in 5 years Lotus parts will be hard to come by and making a whole car in Carbon is everyone's dream..
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not really looking to sell parts, its true my co. could make hundreds of these parts in one day. we have a big frp facility, im just having fun making the car my son wants. and teaching him the ropes. anyone can do what we do, maybe not in that volume. its very easy i encourage every to try it, its fun
What you do is very impressive

I've been playing with the thought of trying to do my own CF just so I can say I tried it.
One of my coworkers is big into model glider plane fabrication and does a lot of CF work with complex surfaces like wings and such. I think he currently holds the European speed record with one of his planes at far beyond 300mph. He offered to give me a hand and help me with the basics and material to play with. Now I just need to find the time to start...

I just think it is very cool if you can do stuff like this by yourself
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