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#192811 - 11th Jan 2008 3:58pm Glass fibre
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This is a bit of an odd question i know but here goes........

To save weight on a car is it worth replacing panels with glass fibre panels. i.e bonnet, wings etc etc.

I knw what your all going to say "carbon fibre". I have deep pockets but not bottomless ones.

So will it save any weight as i've seen a bennet, wings and rear wheel arches for my car all made from glass fibre and the price isn't to bad either.
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#192812 - 11th Jan 2008 3:59pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: Cali_16v]
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It will crack well easy tho wont it, Like the body kits do ?

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#192813 - 11th Jan 2008 4:15pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: Cali_16v]
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Originally Posted By: Dazzz
This is a bit of an odd question i know but here goes........

To save weight on a car is it worth replacing panels with glass fibre panels. i.e bonnet, wings etc etc.

I knw what your all going to say "carbon fibre". I have deep pockets but not bottomless ones.

So will it save any weight as i've seen a bennet, wings and rear wheel arches for my car all made from glass fibre and the price isn't to bad either.


often fibreglass parts can weigh more than original items... make sure you check
a glass 100e (my car) bonnet weighs more than a standard one, cos they are built for strength and not weightsaving.

and they will only crack if a) shitty product (ill prepared) to begin with or b) abused
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#192814 - 11th Jan 2008 4:36pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: jonny boy]
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Originally Posted By: jonny boy


and they will only crack if a) shitty product (ill prepared) to begin with or b) abused

Like most body kits these days....

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#192815 - 11th Jan 2008 4:51pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
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So not worth it really then, oh well, looks like it might be a one off carbon item

Counts money, 1p, 2p, 3p, 4p .........
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#192818 - 11th Jan 2008 5:01pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: Cali_16v]
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Carbon fibre is the way to do it but it just costs so much and just think how gutted you would be if you crashed your car frown

Or even more gutted if some old lady whos blind crashs into you frown

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#192820 - 11th Jan 2008 5:05pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
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I drive to fast for someone to crash into me ha ha

if i'm gonna crash i'd make sure it was there fault so they would have to pay me out for the broken parts.

My work is an RTA solicitors so sue them for every penny they got.

Carbon fibre is getting cheaper but just not as cheap as i would like it to be.

Back to counting, 47p, 48p, 49p, 50p, Have i got enough now, NO, Looks down backof sofa, woo-hoo 20p.
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#192822 - 11th Jan 2008 5:07pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: Cali_16v]
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LMFAO, What car have you got mate, If you dont mind me asking tease

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#192823 - 11th Jan 2008 5:10pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
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#192824 - 11th Jan 2008 5:13pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: Cali_16v]
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Oh yeah i did look at this before and i was looking at one on ebay myself 2L looked nice was £595 buy it now smile

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#192827 - 11th Jan 2008 5:17pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
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why mate, the weight you'll save will not be alot, just spend your money on tuning the engine - thats were the power for speed will come from !
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#192829 - 11th Jan 2008 5:21pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: Sanchez]
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Just looking for a quick fix to be honest mate.

Want to get cams and pullies for when i get the belt changed but your talking big money on top of the money for the belt change.

then again might aswell just save and get the whole lot inc lightened flywheel at once.
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#192843 - 11th Jan 2008 6:03pm Re: Glass fibre [Re: Cali_16v]
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