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    Possible group buy ides.....

    I've been speaking to Chris Astley again this morning, following on from a conversation we had last week. He mentioned to me that hes used to work a factory making carbon fibre mouldings and said he might start making some carbon fibre bits to sell on.

    He asked me if there would be much interest in this and asked what bits might be worthwhile making so i said i'd put a feeler out and see what the response was.

    My first thoughts were the interior ABC pillar trims as this was something i have been thinking about for a long time. He asked if i could get about 5 people interested to justfy the cost of the moulding etc.

    Other ideas were:
    • Engine covers
    • Cambelt covers
    • Relay and fuse box covers
    • One idea i'm really interested in is buying a cheap bonnet extension and getting a carbon cover for that to match my bonnet
    • Carbon rub strip covers
    • carbon wing mirror covers
    • i'm sure he could cover and irmscher spoiler
    Anyone else got any ideas of things they might like in real carbon fibre? It has to e something not to difficult to make to keep the cost down so i think a centre console maybe a bridge too far
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    id be interested in interior bits as thats where my carbon fibre bits are, i have nothing on the exterior
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    ditto on interior, id love a centre console handbrake area etc in c/f

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveCoupe View Post
    • Engine covers
    • Cambelt covers
    • Relay and fuse box covers

    They would be a good Idea Esecially if he could make the mould of a modded one to fitthe strut brace!
    THE STATEMENTS MADE ABOVE ARE MERELY MY OPINION AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS STATEMENTS OF FACT UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

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    He said he could easily do flat or curved items so that's not a prob. That's why i suggested the pillar covers.

    Some bits he will make a cover, so the carbon pillar would bond over the top of your existing one meaning you keep the fixing points.

    Things like the door handles maybe better off getting dipped like i have, as they would be a nightmare to do.

    He suggested plug covers too for the Z20LETs and Redtops as that would be easy.

    Keep firing ideas at me boys, it gives me more ammo when i go back to him
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_coupe View Post
    They would be a good Idea Esecially if he could make the mould of a modded one to fitthe strut brace!
    If someone would be prepared to lend me one, i'm sure it wouldn't be a problem. But he's need someting to make the original moulding off.

    I've just thought, maybe a carbon airbox lid like the one 888Rich made himself. I'm sure he'll hate me for suggesting it, but i'm sure a few people would like one
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    I'd find some prosepctive costs as genuine C/F parts are nbot cheap and as soon as poeple find out how much they cost they no longer want them.
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    be really interested in the centre console etc in carbon fibre
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    Quote Originally Posted by K3FUS View Post
    I'd find some prosepctive costs as genuine C/F parts are nbot cheap and as soon as poeple find out how much they cost they no longer want them.
    Thats what we were discussing this morning. Between us we came up with a few ideas but we didn't know if they'ed take off or not.

    All i'm trying to do at the moment is get ideas of what people would like to see and then i'll take this back to Chris and see what he can come up with
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    The whole dash!! lol

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