Re: [DML] Carbon fiber louvers - anyone interested?
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Re: [DML] Carbon fiber louvers - anyone interested?



Gary,

First of all fiberglass would be too heavy. Adding weight to the car is the 
last thing you want to do. No, I do not want to fabricate the fascias out of 
fiberglass although rigidity is not really a problem here. Proper resins can 
give this material the needed flexibility.
We are looking at making them out of carbon fiber-Kevlar composite. CF will 
give it lightness and strength while Kevlar will give it flexibility and 
enormous resistance to cracking without adding too much weight.

Changing the look of the fascias, and the car, is definitely possible. The 
question is how many owners would be willing to install redesigned fascias 
vs. the original look. I think that little improvements are desirable while 
still maintaining the original character of the car. Major changes to the 
appearance are a question of individual preference. Unfortunately, while 
possible to make a one-off fascia, it is cost prohibitive. Unless we can get 
a group of people that can agree of one design that we can order.

I'll let everyone know when I get more details about the cost of producing 
new fascias.

For now I have five people interested in the engine cover-louvers. We need 
at least five more people to make it cost effective. C'mon people, let make 
it happen. I want those louvers made out of CF ;)


Greetings from Poland!
Tom Niemczewski
Vin 6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 16473, 17086
Google earth: 52°25'17.66"N, 21° 1'58.40"E


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Subject: Re: [DML] Carbon fiber louvers - anyone interested?

> Don't you think that fiberglass would be too rigid. I would think that 
> minor bumps would cause them to break and have to be repaired or replaced.
>
> Thanks,
> Gary Masie, 11532
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Michael Conrad
> Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 11:14 am
> Subject: Re: [DML] Carbon fiber louvers - anyone interested?
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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>> I'll second the interest in fascias. I don't need a new one
>> yet, but that
>> plastic is my least favorite part of the design.
>>
>> -Mike
>>
>> On Mon, 28 Mar 2011 00:03:46 -0400, Farrar Hudkins
>>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Speaking only for myself... I'd be more interested in
>> fibreglas fascias.
>> > No more problems with stretching, warping, sagging, or
>> "eyebrows." :) I
>> > look forward to seeing your future projects!
>> >
>> > Farrar Hudkins
>> > #2613
>>
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