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Old 10-31-2009, 02:58 PM   #301
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****, i wish i had the resorces to do half the stuff that some people do on here!

ha all i have to work with is wrenches, a hammer, a hacksaw and a mig welder! im in the stone age compared to most others!
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BMW makes tape?! What happened to this thread being about hoods?
**** i think that was my fault!

back to hoods and flairs!
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:33 PM   #302
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Rharris did you get the flares? I put them on the work bench.
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:35 PM   #303
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Rharris did you get the flares? I put them on the work bench.
Let the count down begin!
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:54 PM   #304
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Let the count down begin!
This is gonna be sick!
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:47 PM   #305
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I have them. Thanks for dropping them off while I was gone and sorry about the messy garage to put them in.
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I have them. Thanks for dropping them off while I was gone and sorry about the messy garage to put them in.

Snap a few non-proprietary pics through the process...I'd be real interested to see how its done...I'm one of those "How its made", "How do they do it?", "Ultimate Factories" guys, lol!
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:21 PM   #307
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Can we get the flares in urethane or something a little more plyable than fiberglass?
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:52 PM   #308
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Sorry all I can do right now is fiberglass.
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Can we get the flares in urethane or something a little more plyable than fiberglass?
You gotta buy the real ones for that , lol!

I'm sure Robert's fiberglass ones will be top notch though...
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I think it will be great for the community.Can you do Kevlar or carbon?,only for the weight.
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It might be something to look into though. Cost and time required for each piece may be less.
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I think it will be great for the community.Can you do Kevlar or carbon?,only for the weight.
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hardly seems worth it for a cosmetic part.

all three materials can be made thin enough that weight difference is negligible. not to mention there's no stiffness issues because the part is dome-shaped and inherently resists bending and flex.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:19 PM   #313
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Did it again......Iment to say the Hoods.flares are to make it pretty the hood I nee to be Lighter,Maybe just make mine a three layer skin.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:19 PM   #314
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In order for me to get any benefit out of the carbon, i would have to get a whole system that I can't justify getting right now. That and the only place I have found that sells carbon, sells it for damn near $45 a yard and I would need a couple yards to make the layers.
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i wonder if i still have that roll of kevlar in my basement...
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Why the hell do you have a roll of kevlar?
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:47 AM   #317
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I Kinda agreewith that,I just am looking to be really light.I cut out the whole trunk floor and replaced it in 7075 Aluminum.I"m cutting out all the fat,More lightness!What about S-2 glass?Stronger,stiffer,need less materials.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:16 AM   #318
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FYI they are very light in the stock material
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Why the hell do you have a roll of kevlar?
because it was free duh.

oh and because of this:

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FYI they are very light in the stock material
What are?I am looking for a seamless hood w/ heat extraction and no headlights,LIghter if I can.I hit a flying ladder on the highway and I need to get this looking right.Putting together some sort mutt look aint going to cut it.
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