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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject: Club Autosport fibreglass panels Reply with quote

I was just wondering if anybody had any experience of these. Either the bonnet, door, or wing panels. Particularly with regards to the quality of the fit and how ripple free the surface is for painting.

Failing that, any other recommendations for lightweight 996 panels?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MC

No experience in fiberglass panels at all

I would not go fiberglass door panels unless you have side protection interior cage ? Just sayin

I have seen some fiberglass bonnets and they seem to vary very much so in the finish,,,,,i have not seen a perfect one or what i would deem perfect enough for me

As for light weight, i have a CF bonnet, front bumper and rear deck lid+wing. All be it more weight from the front rather than the rear,,,,it all helps i suppose

Was looking at getty design in the US for some lightweight front wings but a deal fell through - http://www.gettydesign.com/#
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll take a look at those. I had thought the same about the doors, I will be running a cage with door bars. If my current doors are in good enough condition I might just leave well alone. Front wings definitely need changing.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Contemplating thier ducktail so will be good to know fit and finish as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:58 pm    Post subject: Lightweight body panels? Reply with quote

Anyone fitted these? I am looking for feedback on overall quality etc. Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have been around for yonks so must be doing something right.

I remember they used to do a 944 to 968 conversion kit....
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was there on Friday. Proper old school manufacturer, huge number of different panels being made, no fancy showroom or expensive salesmen. My doors and bonnet are there ready to be picked up.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
I was there on Friday. Proper old school manufacturer, huge number of different panels being made, no fancy showroom or expensive salesmen. My doors and bonnet are there ready to be picked up.

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What material did you get them made from?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, please update when you have picked the parts up MC!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

interested too!

Some of their bumpers and the ducktail is half the price of stuff online... good find
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interested here too. Especially in how good the fitment is compared with oem.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm considering a front GT3 bumper.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would also be interested in how good their items are. They seem really reasonable considering a crash damaged Porsche aerokit / GT3 bumper are £700+. Bumper, skirts and ducktail for ~£1000 is very tempting!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this helps anyone:

I got prices for the carbon fibre versions. Simply double the standard cost. So £600 for the bumper, same again for the sills.

They come with a gel coat finish, which I believe is white

Weights are 7.5kg for the bumper and 3.5kg for the pair of sills. They don't have weights for the standard parts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested to know how much work is required to achieve a good finish on the wings, anyone? Question

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carbon parts are wet layup not vacuum prepreg. As such they are a bit lighter and stronger than fibreglass, but not much. I was advised to go for fibreglass. When the salesman is telling me to spend half the money I listen.

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