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robx1r

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carbon vented bonnets
« on: 17:09, Fri 16 September 2011 »
hey all i'm going to be putting a NACA vent onto my bonnet and then take a mold of it and replicate it.
my question is would there be interest in them? becuase i can save money on making the mold lighter (one use only) or i could make it stronger (more materials) but i'd have to be able to recoupe the cost of the mould on the bonnets i make.

it would be a direct replacement for the standard one.
 it could be made out of pure carbon fibre, a carbon skin over fibreglass, or just out of fibreglass.

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Re: carbon vented bonnets
« Reply #1 on: 18:26, Fri 16 September 2011 »
It sounds like a good idea mate but everyone may not want a  naca duct so I would offer a plane unmodified version :-)

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Re: carbon vented bonnets
« Reply #2 on: 18:28, Fri 16 September 2011 »
problem with that is i'd need to make 3 molds instead of 2

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Re: carbon vented bonnets
« Reply #3 on: 18:38, Fri 16 September 2011 »
Unsure how much it would cost to make the mould but like you say, if they is enuff interest  :wink:

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Re: carbon vented bonnets
« Reply #4 on: 18:51, Fri 16 September 2011 »
the mold would be the upper half and the lower half costing around 150 excluding labor per half then it all depends on the material

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Re: carbon vented bonnets
« Reply #5 on: 00:00, Mon 13 February 2012 »
id be very interested in a pure carbon fibre bonnet with maybe ducts or vents only a few not great holes in or a subaru scoop yuck put a pick up of ideas ile ask friends what they think it could be brilliant