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Old 05-10-2008, 01:28 PM   #401
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Your boy has skills man!! Looks great!
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:30 PM   #402
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:21 PM   #403
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i am astounded... U ROCK!!! u have my entire respect..

i'd like to cover some parts by myself with CF... is that a hard job for a newbie??? pls give me some advice, otherwise i will freak out.

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Old 05-10-2008, 07:17 PM   #404
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:28 AM   #405
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Nice rims robolop. Get some tint on your windows, this will make the rims look even better. Any updates yet on the interior or audio?
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:05 AM   #406
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robolop...what suspension are you running?/
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:12 PM   #407
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wow CF Fanatics huh...
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:13 PM   #408
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:12 AM   #409
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Right now i'm working on the brakes. These will stay original, but they will look a lot better once i'll be ready.

The caliper claws will get a silver paint finish.






I also want to make the protection plates behind the discs a little larger (2cm smaller than the inside of the rims)







The idea is to make these plates in carbon kevlar.

The major part of the work on these modifications will be the supports that have to attach the carbon kevlar plates.

One spypic...........

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Old 06-01-2008, 10:40 AM   #410
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The most difficult part of the work on the protection plates is done. Because the ones that were originally mounted weren't stong enough, i needed to make the supports myself. These are the ones for the front .




Was a lot of work to give them a perfect finish. You should come and have a look under my car to see what a hard job it was :-)
Here you can see the shape of the protection plates i made.
This is not the final product, just the mould I made to have the job done.
Where the ring stops is where the original brake calipers should fit.



Next I will made some kind of boomerang, that will be the coolest part of this modification.
This one comes 3cm more to the outside (compared to the protection plate)



Now I'm going to make the protection plate in carbon Kevlar,
and then 2 sets of boomerangs, one set in carbon and one set in bright red.
Then i can compare the results when they are mounted and decide which set I'll keep.

I'll also have the lettering "BERYLLIUM" in white paint on the boomerangs.








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Old 06-06-2008, 02:23 PM   #412
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Here you can see the support for the protection plate.
If you take a closer look you can also see the original plate, which now is onlly the size of de dics brake.The supports is bolt on the same bolts that hold the brake caliper claw.












And this is disk I can slide over it, the one I will use as mold for th carbon kevlar parts.





The whole thing is attached with 5 bolts (size M5).
Here you can see all parts, the boomerang included.








You can also see that the boomerang comes 3cm more forward than the plate itself.
The disc is 1cm smaller than the perimeter of the wheel.










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looking damn good! one thing i would love to learn how to do is lay carbon! nice work!
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looking damn good! one thing i would love to learn how to do is lay carbon! nice work!

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Old 06-06-2008, 06:17 PM   #415
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Absolutely insane... Great work so far, cannot wait to see what happens next!
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i'm inspired by the pieces that you guys made. I just ordered some carbon and resin hopefully to create some beautiful piece like yours...well somewhat closer to yours hehe..i want to see more and keep up the good work!
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not sure I understand the meaning or use of these shields
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not sure I understand the meaning or use of these shields
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:01 PM   #420
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Meanwhile, the supports are all ready and painted.


Now I can start with the nice work. The carbon kevlar plates are flat, and therefore easy to make.
First I took a piece of glass and cleaned it thourougly.
Then I polished it with wax and rubbed it with a cloth till it was shiny like a mirror, a process which I repeated 4 times , till it has a very thin layer of wax all over it (needed to remove the kevlar smoothly).





Next, I've spread a layer of epoxy over the glass and put the kevlar on it.



And then I've put 3 extra layers of fibreglass cloth over it to make it extra strong.






Once it all dried up and hardened out, I pulled it off the glass, and this is the result :




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