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Old 11-16-2010, 11:47 AM   #11
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I am going to have to change my design... heat extractor vents will hit on the radiator overflow and cold air shield. Consider this when making a hood

I'm also changing the design to incorporate ram air.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:17 PM   #12
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what did you coat the foam with filler/bondo?
Sorry, totally missed this. Yes, covered with bondo and sanded down. TETs advice is the best but I didn't have a perfect hood to start with.

TET, after making the part from the mold, are there special tools required to cut up the part if made from CF? My understanding is that CF is harder on the tools, especially if the layers are thick.

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Old 12-08-2010, 05:33 AM   #13
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I find that a diamond cutting wheel in a air diegrinder is best
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:47 PM   #14
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Matvd, i have heard this from someone else as well so that confirms A diamond wheel rocks

I did get our hood cut to the design shape. I am also removing the inside steel framework of the oem hood... it just got chopped up anyhow making the hood vents so removing much of the center section just makes sense at this point. I will use core material in the hood skin laminate to beef it up. the underside will still have the full perimeter support structure.

I'll start working on that hood more with pics in a few days hopefully. I have just 15 days to make molds for trunk, hood, fenders, and all new cf laminated parts.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:54 AM   #15
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Matvd, i have heard this from someone else as well so that confirms A diamond wheel rocks

I'll start working on that hood more with pics in a few days hopefully. I have just 15 days to make molds for trunk, hood, fenders, and all new cf laminated parts.

Your going to be busy then !!!
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:48 AM   #16
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Matvd, i have heard this from someone else as well so that confirms A diamond wheel rocks

I did get our hood cut to the design shape. I am also removing the inside steel framework of the oem hood... it just got chopped up anyhow making the hood vents so removing much of the center section just makes sense at this point. I will use core material in the hood skin laminate to beef it up. the underside will still have the full perimeter support structure.

I'll start working on that hood more with pics in a few days hopefully. I have just 15 days to make molds for trunk, hood, fenders, and all new cf laminated parts.
Good luck finding the time to post anything on these forums! If you find time though I wouldn't mind some updates
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:22 PM   #17
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I got the plug nearly completed. I gel coated it today to make it all one color and be able to see the small imperfections that need smoothing before i apply the final coat of gel coat. My wife left the usb cord at work or i'd post pics. Customer is very happy with the design.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:08 PM   #18
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Any more progress on this with pictures of the process?
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:23 PM   #19
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Here is pic of the hood plug. We have yet to make the mold for it.

I have some final bodywork to smooth out the small flaws. I just gel coated it white so i would have a clean canvas to see the flaws.

The fenders and trunk will be done in a few days.
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I thought you had to have it done by now?!?!
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