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chicade

posted on 14/1/18 at 11:51 AM Reply With Quote
Wanted carbon fibre sheet

As per title Im after some real carbon fibre sheet to do my tunnel top and rear boot cover on my Mk indy 0.5mm is ok as I can go over the existing plastic if needs be or 2/3 mm if replacing
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Tonesta

posted on 14/1/18 at 01:36 PM Reply With Quote
Hi

try nvcarbon search for them in google is easiest

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peter030371

posted on 14/1/18 at 02:02 PM Reply With Quote
I have used CF for tunnel top, sides and part of the front bulkhead+scuttle on my Striker and its about 1.2mm finished thickness. This is instead of aluminium and is much lighter (about half the weight) and so far seems plenty strong enough. I had mine sitting around for years (about 12!) but other than Carbon-NV you can also try Easy Composites who look a little cheaper or ebay.

I got some Perma-Grit tools (sanding block and jigsaw blade) from Easy Composites to make it easier and neater to work with carbon.

[Edited on 14/1/18 by peter030371]

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APR

posted on 14/1/18 at 03:52 PM Reply With Quote
found this
http://www.kitcardirect.co.uk/westfield/westfield-bodywork/carbon-sheet-110cm-x-47cm.html

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SPYDER

posted on 14/1/18 at 04:13 PM Reply With Quote
Carbon tunnel? Couldn't agree more! We did ours in 1mm sheet sourced through the back door of a local factory. The sheets were seconds but it doesn't show. Easy to cut with a treadle guillotine or bench knife.



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peter030371

posted on 15/1/18 at 08:33 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SPYDER
Carbon tunnel? Couldn't agree more! We did ours in 1mm sheet sourced through the back door of a local factory. The sheets were seconds but it doesn't show. Easy to cut with a treadle guillotine or bench knife.





I do like the look of your chassis

but how do you cut carbon with a knife?

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SPYDER

posted on 18/1/18 at 03:14 PM Reply With Quote
Sometimes called bench shears. We always called it a bench knife.



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peter030371

posted on 18/1/18 at 03:34 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by SPYDER
Sometimes called bench shears. We always called it a bench knife.



That makes more sense now I had images in my head of you slicing through carbon with a Stanley knife

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