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Mold has started on the original hatch. Next will be the modified hatch.
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Awesome! Very interested in your progress.

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Will be keeping an eye peeled for progress on this project!

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Exige rear hatch completed

Reproduction of the original is now complete. These will also be available for sale.




The pricing for the poly carb window is very expensive in addition to development already being done on the hatch portion istself. That being said the hatch will not be inexpensive (sub $1500). We will continue progress and update periodically.
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Keep in mind MT-Draco used to sell it for $5K USD...but probably only sold 2-3 in Japan.

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Keep in mind MT-Draco used to sell it for $5K USD...but probably only sold 2-3 in Japan.
That's part of the problem. The demand for such a piece is a bit unknown. Poly carb is a hefty cost, it must be properly dried out and vacuum formed to prevent bubbling, cracking etc along with CNC-ing the vent holes Not many places have this kind of forming capability.

We anticipate getting this done, but don't want people to assume this is some easily made part.
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Can you make the stock hatch without the wing holes


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Do you mean eliminating the indentations as well? We could do that by filling it in. This is something your local body shop can do.
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Highline, are you really going all the way with this design? A rear hatch we can see through? no more backing into people? Is it going to be CF or FRP?

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Highline, are you really going all the way with this design? A rear hatch we can see through? no more backing into people? Is it going to be CF or FRP?
Yes, the hatch is currently getting the window portion translated into a CAD drawing.

It will be in FRP.
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Awesome, cant wait to see the finished product.

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Yes they can, but I want a new one that doesn't have them, maybe in carbon if possible


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Hmm, is the rear window one more like the draco one or is it this one with some indentations for the poly carbonate?

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bump, how's it coming along ?

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bump, how's it coming along ?
Just received a drawing of the window from the drafter. Now will be a bit of back and forth time as we modify the drawings and hatch before cutting a test piece.
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This project is gonna kill me with anticipation!

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Cant wait to see the test piece

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Any updates? Inquiring minds and all....

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