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Old 11-21-2009, 09:49 PM   #461
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It is a gelcoat. Same as the originals.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:38 PM   #462
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It is a gelcoat. Same as the originals.
What type of material are the original flares made of...fiberglass? From the pictures spoolin posted it looked like they were'nt fiberglass maybe urathane, but after seeing the reps maybe they just have a gelcoat on the inside as well..




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Old 11-21-2009, 10:51 PM   #463
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since thats a beautiful finish i assume you dont need to add any bondo putty or sand it down do you? you just paint away?
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:52 AM   #464
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Here is a hood design for us NB guys....sure this one is custom, but i'd rock one if someone made it..



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Old 11-23-2009, 11:55 AM   #465
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Here is a hood design for us NB guys....sure this one is custome, but i'd rock one if someone made it..



Good lord that would be horrible to try to make. all those sharp lines to make sure the gelcoast gets in there perfect. I wouldn't wish making that hood on anyone. Definately looks crazy.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:56 AM   #466
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Taking orders on this link

https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t41422/#post486021

For flares, just PM me and we arrange everything.

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Old 11-23-2009, 12:46 PM   #467
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instead of the small side ones, add these big vents


in the front add one big extractor instead of the small ones

problem solved.

man it was tough surfing through google searching for the right pic of a car hood. Theres more **** on that bitch than there is car hoods..







holy crap thats a cool one
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:21 PM   #468
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Too funny about that silver NB hood. Im going to make a vented hood for the NB guys and i had looked into those vents. I decided on something else though.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:04 PM   #469
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You are going to make a hood for the NB guys? Good deal. I was worried as to when I could come up with something.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:08 PM   #470
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What's so funny about that hood? C'mon, challenges are a good thing! If it were me, I'd make the vents using seperate molds, make the hood and graph the pieces together with some glass cloth. But really, just making those vents alone and letting buyers rivet them onto a stock, cut-up hood. I think people would buy vents that are contoured to the stock hood.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:12 PM   #471
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You are going to make a hood for the NB guys? Good deal. I was worried as to when I could come up with something.
Yeah man, it seems like no one else is going to do it and im tired of waiting already lol
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:58 AM   #472
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If someone would just buy me a damn NB, I would make it! I am not asking for much here people.
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Ooh, those are nice flares. In for pics, I need a set for the track set-up I'll be running next season and these look ****.
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First hood has been popped out. I am going to start making the integrated headlight cover one with it. The hood weight is about 2-3lbs more than the stock hood. Someone came by to give me a demo on vacuum bagging and the system I would need to make a significant dent on materials use would be atleast $1700 for an industrial grade unit. I need industrial garde to be able to withstand the atmosphere it is in. Sorry it couldn't be lighter.

Another camera phone pic. I will have a better camera when I get back from the weekend and take more pictures.

The molded headlight lids hood ever get made?? Any "on car" pics besides the mocked up picture buried in this thread somewhere?
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:43 PM   #475
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The molded headlight lids hood ever get made?? Any "on car" pics besides the mocked up picture buried in this thread somewhere?
I'm trying to get mine in a paint booth on Sunday with this hood and the RB2 bumper.
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You got a molded lid hood?! Any pics?
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You got a molded lid hood?! Any pics?
sorry, read that too fast. I have the standard rharris hood.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:55 PM   #478
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sorry, read that too fast. I have the standard rharris hood.
Either way it should be mint. Definitly post some pics once it gets sprayed.
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Any updates Hustler? I'm interested to see how it looks.
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Default Fiberglass quarters

Can you make fiberglass NB quarter panels and front fenders?? I honestly dont care much about the weight savings, but more about RUST! and Im starting to rust... BAD.

I dont think I'd want the widebody kits, as they would make the car look a lot like a P944.

I'd appreciate any help!
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