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Shipping and tariffs will likely make it not cost effective since most of this stuff is already available in the US.

I can probably ship it though a speedshop that a friend of mine runs.

They have a very good discount on UPS shipping SWE > US...

How about fenders and headlight buckets?

Rear Spoiler (factory type).

That about covers it. Everything else that you could get made has been said already. Ohh maybe CF ZG noses.

You could corner the european market, sounds like the US market is pretty full.

Parts noted :classic:

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...this guy is well known on the HybridZ forum and people speak highly of his work...

ZMeFly was quite well known and 'respected' on this forum until he ripped a few people off and faked his own death :ermm:

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dudes there is a guy on hybrids(Vintage-Tech-z) who makes carbon parts. His dash is only 270 bux and tailight panels and zg flares run 180. 1300 for a hood is rediculous when you can already get em for 750

Please read post #14, or have someone read it to you. I'm NOT asking

for people making parts alreay. I'm asking for parts that you want to

have made from CF. Thanks.

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Do you have any suggestions/interests on/in other parts? Once the molds

have been made it wouldn't be entirely impossible to make some more for

you guys. Not sure of pricing yet - but probably a bunch cheaper than the

prices I've seen - like US$1300 for a pair of cr-mo wishbones or US$1200

for a hood, etc.

Yeah, and I can see people can write enough crap with their two hands to have my two eyes read it and have my one brain draw the conclusion that what I read was not what I asked for.

I can't see any issues regarding my reaction in this case. I asked a simple

question. If I wanted to know something else - I would've asked for it.

Posting OFFTOPIC is naturally the perfect example of how to behave on

a board. Sorry I must've missed out on that info when registering.

Regarding my attitude: I assume you know the people posting their

sales pitches since you appear teary eyed from my nonchalant replies.

Why don't all of you (who think your carbon parts are the best) start

your own thread? I could come tell you all about growing raspberries

or something - as that would have as much connection to the topic

as your posts in this thread.

I speak my mind - so sue me...

You're the one that brought up the prices you've seen for carbon fiber parts elsewhere. So, if others write in with prices on the same parts that you talked about in your thread, such as hoods made of carbon fiber IT IS NOT "OFF TOPIC." Especially if they are half the price you are talking about (refer to your own thread starting first post).

http://www.classicdatsun.com/new/carbonfiberhood.html.

About your idea to post various carbon fiber parts to have produced, it is a good one and I thank you for starting the thread. Let's just agree to disagree on the attitude thing. I think carbon fiber hoods, rear spoilers, even fender flares are a good idea. How about reproductions of the early, Series 1 and 2 consoles? Door panels and other interior panels would be interesting. Just a few thoughts. Happy New Year!

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it seems to me the doors, hood, wiper motor cover plate, and rear hatch would save the most weight, you think? Just a ballpark, maybe 150 pounds? Maybe more? I know I'd be interested in a front nose splitter (that attaches below the air dam). Too bad you have a 240z, I have a 260z, otherwise i could get some sweet CF parts.

Dave

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Faked his own death?

It's a long story (and longer thread). Was posted elsewhere on here. You might try a search to see if it is still available. Makes for some interesting reading. But it is (or was) a subject for another thread.

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You're the one that brought up the prices you've seen for carbon fiber parts elsewhere. So, if others write in with prices on the same parts that you talked about in your thread, such as hoods made of carbon fiber IT IS NOT "OFF TOPIC." Especially if they are half the price you are talking about (refer to your own thread starting first post).

http://www.classicdatsun.com/new/carbonfiberhood.html.

About your idea to post various carbon fiber parts to have produced, it is a good one and I thank you for starting the thread. Let's just agree to disagree on the attitude thing. I think carbon fiber hoods, rear spoilers, even fender flares are a good idea. How about reproductions of the early, Series 1 and 2 consoles? Door panels and other interior panels would be interesting. Just a few thoughts. Happy New Year!

I like your post, and your attitude for that matter ;)

I might come off as sour as a lemon, I'm not - I'm just annoyed by people

going "Hey, there's this guy who makes it..." I really don't care about that

since I have a sponsor, and wouldn't mind sharing the molds made.

I'm having the entire doors made from carbon fiber - not just the sides.

Interior panels might come into interest, since some of mine are cracked.

Not sure if there's much gain in making these from CF instead of fiber glass.

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Unless building a hardcore race car where weight is very essential, I wouldn't put all thoses expensive carbon fiber parts on my car - the car would end up looking like... you guessed it rice :sick:

Just my 2 cents

Justin

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..............I might come off as sour as a lemon, I'm not - I'm just annoyed by people

going "Hey, there's this guy who makes it..." I really don't care about that

since I have a sponsor, and wouldn't mind sharing the molds made.

Mull: I don't want to get into the argument, but I think that those people stating that "X part" is already made by someone are just pointing out that they aren't interested in your part because it is going to be made 1/2 way around the world and they can already get the part more locally. You had asked if there was interest in these parts and in essence, they are showing no interest and explaining why they aren't interested.

I don't think they are trying to discourage you from your project.

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It's a long story (and longer thread). Was posted elsewhere on here. You might try a search to see if it is still available. Makes for some interesting reading. But it is (or was) a subject for another thread.

I think that "management" removed all the threads about this subject. At least I can't find any of them anymore. www.zcar.com has (had) some threads also. Those may still be available.

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Unless building a hardcore race car where weight is very essential, I wouldn't put all thoses expensive carbon fiber parts on my car - the car would end up looking like... you guessed it rice :sick:

Just my 2 cents

Justin

Parts like the doors, hatch, fenders, etc - are going to the paint shop.

The hood however, will probably 'just' get a couple of layers of clear coat.

I'm building a bad arse Z, that's what I'm building ;)

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Windshield, much lighter than glass.

Seriously, how about designing a CF OVER rusted metal replacement for frame rails, floorboards and battery tray with inner fender. Might take a little more skill than just pulling a mold of existing parts though.

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One set of parts I thought about for the carbon fiber application was all four fenders-replacement skins in the back.

My thought was leave them carbon fiber and work the side markers under them-the turn signal would turn the whole quarter into an indicator(Obviously a "little" more too it) lens, and really smooth out the body work. Even following the same theme through the taillights, a completely smooth body, no breaks in the body lines(other than seams-to make the parts(other than the rear fenders) bolt on, and a "smoothyZ"

Definitely not for the faint of heart, or the stock fans, but an idea I found interesting.

Will

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I think an interior with a CF dash, and CF center console would look awsome, and maybe some CF door panels like the WRC rally cars!

Hehe, don't care if anyone thinks it looks ricey, if its true CF, no way it's "rice"!

After sitting inside of a Ferrari Enzo, and looking at an F40, the CF interior is soo damn sexy.

But a CF hood, front fenders, headlight buckets, air dam, doors, that windshield vent piece thing after the hood, rear hatch, and 3 piece spoiler for the exterior would be my dream Z ;)

But i don't think anyone would be able to afford all that!

Ohh.. my dream

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Windshield, much lighter than glass.

Seriously, how about designing a CF OVER rusted metal replacement for frame rails, floorboards and battery tray with inner fender. Might take a little more skill than just pulling a mold of existing parts though.

.... :sick:

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One set of parts I thought about for the carbon fiber application was all four fenders-replacement skins in the back.

My thought was leave them carbon fiber and work the side markers under them-the turn signal would turn the whole quarter into an indicator(Obviously a "little" more too it) lens, and really smooth out the body work. Even following the same theme through the taillights, a completely smooth body, no breaks in the body lines(other than seams-to make the parts(other than the rear fenders) bolt on, and a "smoothyZ"

Definitely not for the faint of heart, or the stock fans, but an idea I found interesting.

Will

"Bond-onto-the-stock-metal-fenders" CF fenders ? :lick:

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Only in the rear(enlarge and rework the rear marker opening, strip the fender to bare metal, and bond them on, the side marker light will glow through the whole panel because of the carbon fiber)!

The front fenders would be direct bolt on replacements(painted silver underneath to match the "over steel" look of the rears after bonding to steel), and have the headlight scoops molded in.

Will

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Hey, you asked.

Whats wrong with throwing a CF patch over rusted metal? Think there is no market? What do people pay to cut the car apart and weld in new sheet metal? How many Z's could avoid the boneyard if you applied your resources to develope a cancer cure? Maybe it's gagging you because it's not visible for bragging rights?

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