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Old 02-12-2009, 02:00 PM   #1
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Any interest in CF ROOF?

Hey all,

I need to run off some CF roof panels for the race cars. However, since I'll already be getting a mould made, is there any interest in some nice quality CF roof panels for 2 door e36? Note: This is NOT a sunroof panel ... this is a complete roof. It can either be a replacement (as in my case, since I need the weight savings), or an overlay on your original roof.

Price is unknow at this point, but I can guarantee that it would not be more that around $800 or so. Probably much cheaper for the thin overlay version. basically, I'm paying for the initial moulding, and you guys get the benefit of a cheaper price.

Here is a thread from the company I'm working with: http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2398062 ... as you can see, it's quite good quality.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:07 PM   #2
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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I'd be interested come summer time, does he do replacement hood, trunk lid, doors and fenders as well?
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:18 PM   #4
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What's involved in replacing the roof (not the overlay)?
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:36 PM   #5
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What's involved in replacing the roof (not the overlay)?

Well, for me it will be a grinder (cut out old roof), some epoxy (glue down CF roof), and some rivets (make sure it does not come off!)
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:32 PM   #6
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I might be interested in a overlay if you can get some prices.
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:46 PM   #7
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Well, for me it will be a grinder (cut out old roof), some epoxy (glue down CF roof), and some rivets (make sure it does not come off!)
What are you going to save in weight? 20 pounds! You are better off trying to save weight some where else. However that's just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:08 PM   #8
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What are you going to save in weight? 20 pounds! You are better off trying to save weight some where else. However that's just my 2 cents.
Dude ... it's a race car. 20lbs at the very top of the car is HUGE. The car is pretty much as light as it will get already, but still above the class limit, so I'm down to drastic measures.
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:14 AM   #9
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Dude ... it's a race car. 20lbs at the very top of the car is HUGE. The car is pretty much as light as it will get already, but still above the class limit, so I'm down to drastic measures.
How much does your car weigh? Still a 2.8 right? What kind of times it do at Mosport? Are you allowed to replace the hood and doors with composite panels? Can you cut out some sheet metal from the inside of the car to get down to race weight? Seems like a lot of work to do for a car that will be deemed too old (stupid rule) next year.
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How much does your car weigh? Still a 2.8 right? What kind of times it do at Mosport? Are you allowed to replace the hood and doors with composite panels? Can you cut out some sheet metal from the inside of the car to get down to race weight? Seems like a lot of work to do for a car that will be deemed too old (stupid rule) next year.
As it sat last year, it was around 2680#, and just about all the easy stuff has been done (lexan, composite hood, gutting). With driver, I'm still about 200lbs over (yeah, I know ... diet is cheap). I was running 1:34s. The biggest problem (if you can call it that) is my cage ... it's probably about 2x as many bars as other cars. It's very safe, and ridiculously stiff, but the price is weight. Some plans for this year will get me down about 75 lbs, but still not enough:

- Aluminum block: -40
- lighter battery: -8
- some more sheet metal cutting (not much left): -20 (probably less)
- composite doors and trunk (maybe): -20 (already skinned)

Too old for CCTCC, but there are other series out there
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:32 AM   #11
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For battery option check out this company. http://www.braillebattery.com/

My brother put in one of their batteries in his XJR. It's half the size of his original batter and 2 times lighter. He has had no problems starting his car or running all the stereo and other components on the smaller battery

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Old 02-13-2009, 12:49 PM   #12
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For battery option check out this company. http://www.braillebattery.com/

My brother put in one of their batteries in his XJR. It's half the size of his original batter and 2 times lighter. He has had no problems starting his car or running all the stereo and other components on the smaller battery

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Old 02-15-2009, 04:53 PM   #13
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if your going with a smaller battery you might as well move it to the engine compartment and save the 8lbs in wiring going to the back of your car. ill ask a cpl of the guys that come by my shop that are in cctc if they're interested in the cf roof
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:39 AM   #14
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Dude ... it's a race car. 20lbs at the very top of the car is HUGE. The car is pretty much as light as it will get already, but still above the class limit, so I'm down to drastic measures.
I know it's a race car. I spent months trying to shave off 10 pounds on my race bike. Hollowing out bolts, removing extra wires, no body armor (Ouch!) At the end of it all I managed to shave off 5 pounds. Did It make me go any faster? Hell no, LOL! Something to do with not having any body armor.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:31 PM   #15
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Please nobody cut the roof out of their street cars
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