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  • Front wings in CF

    I've done extensive searching for front fenders in CF, and I haven't found a single shop in the US. Overseas shipping/import costs come out to be around $300, plus you get nailed by the conversion rates. I've found a local composites shop that will be able to make them for about $150-200 each, although I think I can get that down a little. The cost to build the plug and make them is going to be about equal to buying a set, so I'm going through with it.

    I'm not looking to get into the CF business, but I thought I'd check this list to see if anyone might be interested. I'm hoping to have the first set in mid-February. The current plan is to make them Wesfield-like (with the ridge on the edges), as that's what I have. If there's interest, I could do them Caterham-like, but would need one to build the plug from. Although I do like the style of the Dax Rush wings... Of course, they could be Kevlar, fiberglass, color could be added to the resin, etc.

    Once these are done, I'll be starting on the rear wings.

    -Scott

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    Slight correction... in adding up the cost to purchase from overseas, I was quoted $250 per wing and $100 for shipping a pair. Not sure what the duty would be, but my weather gear was about $50. Total ~$650.

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    • #3
      I am interested.

      Thanks to the dollar's low value, you could probably also sell these back to our European friends.

      /Magnus F.

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      • #4
        Thank you... I hadn't thought of that. Just may help in making a business case...

        Do you have a preference for the styling, or is Westfield OK?

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        • #5
          I'd like to see the Westfield style next to my C7. Please give us a demo @ the Streets in April!! 8)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by thwagmostar
            Thank you... I hadn't thought of that. Just may help in making a business case...

            Do you have a preference for the styling, or is Westfield OK?
            No immediate prefs, no.

            /Magnus F.

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            • #7
              Consider making them like the new CSR. The new design reduces lift at speed according to CC. Just a thought.

              Btw, I have a spare CC CF wing if you want a CC blank for the buck.

              MOG Racing make some for just 120 Euros but unfortunately his liability insurance carrier won't allow him to sell into our market.
              Chris
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              A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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              • #8
                I'm all for reduced lift, but I'm not too keen on the new looks. However, they do look like a great place to set a beer, or loose nuts and bolts. :shock:

                I've started bracing and prepping a Westfield fender. I may revisit the Caterham wings at a later date.

                -Scott

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                • #9
                  Scott,
                  For what size wheels are you going to do your wings?

                  Steve

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                  • #10
                    I run a 205 tire, and they easily fit under them. There's a good 8" of width in the center, and the sides flair out a little, so it's possible a wider tire could fit. My fender brackets are bent upwards slightly on the outside, which allows the 13" slicks to fit under them (they're about 11" across!), but the 15" street rims are still tucked under. Those slicks still make me giggle.

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                    • #11
                      Update: plug should be ready next week, with the first set possible by next weekend. For the first set, I'll have one done with a light weight matting, and the other with a heavier one. The heavy matting will add a slight amount of weight, but will make it much more resistant to spider web cracks and will be much sturdier.

                      -Scott

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                      • #12
                        Got the plug back today, and will have two fiberglass prototypes tomorrow. The mold is ready, and will have CF fenders this weekend. Please let me know if you would like to see them in person. New job will put me in LA, so I don't know how many more San Diego autox events I will be able to participate in. I will post pics as soon as I have some in hand.

                        Prices/each will be $150 for fiberglass, $200 for CF (MUCH less than from UK or overseas). Other options too (I REALLY like the AlumiTex... very shiny and would be great with a silver or white car). Also colored gelcoat, but matching paint will be tough.

                        I can be reached at [email protected] or 858.720.9555.

                        -Scott

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                        • #13
                          Scott.

                          I'm off to New York in an hour. I'll try to get in touch with you when I am back mid-next week.

                          /Magnus F.

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                          • #14
                            The first two sets are ready, but I haven't had a chance to pick them up. I plan on being at the autox (Qualcomm) this Sunday, with a set attached. I also have a prototype set in fiberglass that look OK, but could use an 800 grit sand and some paint. Please let me know of any interest to see or buy. I need to put in an order in the next couple weeks, or pick up the mold for storage.

                            Picks will be posted this weekend.

                            -Scott

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