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Nailn it 08-16-2012 10:13 PM

Carbon fiber front wheel well flare
 
I'm a roofing contractor and have a shop in Wilmington, NC. Today I meet the new tenant of the shop that is adjacent to mine. I asked him what he did and he invtied me over to look at some of his work, turns out he makes carbon fiber parts for porsche's . The kid is amazing, I couldn't believe some of the stuff he was fabricating. Turns out he has a couple Porsche in his shop wih custom Carbon Fiber parts all over them. I showed him my car and asked him about the rock chips starting to form at the Gills because of rocks(he also paints) then I had a thought, some custom carbon fiber flares would be sick. I'm not a fan of any aftermarket ones I've ever seen. Gaudy, ugly and way too big. I asked him about it and he got excited (kid really loves what he does) I talked him into fabricating me some up. The flare is going to follow the lines of the car. It's going to have the same profile of the wheel well and ground effect panel. There's even to scew holes in the perfect spot to mount them. Made a cardboard template, it's going to be sick. Hes going to have a mold so I'll post some pics. He's leaving town for 5 days . I'll post some pics when they get done.

G-Oil Guy 08-16-2012 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Nailn it (Post 5454590)
I'm a roofing contractor and have a shop in Wilmington, NC. Today I meet the new tenant of the shop that is adjacent to mine. I asked him what he did and he invtied me over to look at some of his work, turns out he makes carbon fiber parts for porsche's . The kid is amazing, I couldn't believe some of the stuff he was fabricating. Turns out he has a couple Porsche in his shop wih custom Carbon Fiber parts all over them. I showed him my car and asked him about the rock chips starting to form at the Gills because of rocks(he also paints) then I had a thought, some custom carbon fiber flares would be sick. I'm not a fan of any aftermarket ones I've ever seen. Gaudy, ugly and way too big. I asked him about it and he got excited (kid really loves what he does) I talked him into fabricating me some up. The flare is going to follow the lines of the car. It's going to have the same profile of the wheel well and ground effect panel. There's even to scew holes in the perfect spot to mount them. Made a cardboard template, it's going to be sick. Hes going to have a mold so I'll post some pics. He's leaving town for 5 days . I'll post some pics when they get done.

you know if this comes to fruition, this kids gonna make a mint off of us? may want to throw that out to him to see if he wants to make some bank...lol

SUKXOST 08-16-2012 10:19 PM

hhhmmmm? :P

Nailn it 08-16-2012 10:28 PM

That's what I told him, he said he would make a mold. Told him I would post some pics. Hell, I might end up with mine for free :)

gmgdave 08-16-2012 10:39 PM

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See if he can duplicate the carbon fiber spoiler

brucedd 08-16-2012 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by gmgdave (Post 5454758)
See if he can duplicate the carbon fiber spoiler


G3 Composites has the first parts of a CF ZL1 spoiler complete. This will be a fully CF version. Once happy with this, Alan will put an insert in the mold to create the spot for the Stainless insert. I am waiting on his work to order mine.

Contact:

Alan Eosso
Owner - G3 Composites, LLC
Email: alan@g3carbon.com
Cellular: 310-902-1050
Skype: alan.eosso.jr
www.facebook.com/g3composites

Nailn it 08-16-2012 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by gmgdave (Post 5454758)
See if he can duplicate the carbon fiber spoiler

He could do it. When I asked him how much one of the carbon fiber hood inserts should cost from GM with extreme mark up. He said probably $1,600.00. He almost hit the floor when I told him 3,900.00 wich is what my dealer told me. A replacement would cost.

brucedd 08-16-2012 11:02 PM

G3 Prices I received:

OEM rear valence reproduction: $599.99
Dual exhaust tip rear valence reproduction: $699.99
Bumper Support/Radiator Cover reproduction: $379.99
Tail Light Drain Cover Reproduction: $324.99
ZL-1 carbon fiber spoiler reproduction: retail price $799.99
Zl-1 carbon fiber reproduction spoiler with stainless strip: $899.99
Fuel Door Cover: $149.99-$40 core charge
Tail light bezels: $349.99 plus $100 core charge
4 pack- gauge bezel: $399.99 plus $150 core charge
Shift knob: $149.99
Center console side panels: $399.99 plus $200 core
Interior door pulls: $374.99 plus $150 core
A-Pillars: $349.99 plus $150 core
Steering wheel center trim: $324.99 -customer must supply parts.
Front grill bow tie: $150 - customer must supply original parts
Dash trim (2 pieces): $349.99 plus $200 core.
Wrap services for after market double din radio conversion (Scosche or Metra): $399.99

camaro2lt 08-16-2012 11:08 PM

alan is a great guy....he has been working on my cf zl1 spolier for a while now and its almost done i will post pics when i get it

DMC1805 08-16-2012 11:21 PM

Those prices are insane. That's why I do my own carbon fiber too.

DMC1805 08-16-2012 11:23 PM

350 for the tail light bezels! Thats $345 in labor cost.

brucedd 08-17-2012 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by DMC1805 (Post 5454946)
Those prices are insane. That's why I do my own carbon fiber too.

post some pics?

Big Top Gt 08-17-2012 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by DMC1805 (Post 5454946)
Those prices are insane. That's why I do my own carbon fiber too.

Based on what, exactly? :iono:

And here's what the tail light bezels look like in carbon.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...8-26-12_10.jpg

Big Top Gt 08-17-2012 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by brucedd (Post 5455219)
post some pics?

He took his first stab at it on the 13th.

He's now an expert. ;)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243834

brucedd 08-17-2012 12:17 AM

...and I will send you $5 for four tail light bezels! :popcorn:

Falundir 08-17-2012 12:21 AM

The diffuser/valance is real carbon fiber?

brucedd 08-17-2012 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Big Top Gt (Post 5455234)
He took his first stab at it on the 13th.

He's now an expert. ;)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243834

Must say, the Audi parts came out very nice....wanna make me a Carbon Concept Spoiler? I'd pay more than the $5 for that! ;-)

Nice work, seriously. :thumbsup:

DMC1805 08-17-2012 12:25 AM

I took my first stab at writing a thread on the 13th. I've been doing carbon fiber and fiberglass for over a year. I am cheap and don't want to pay for that labor. If you want to save some money, buy the material and do it yourself too.

DMC1805 08-17-2012 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by brucedd (Post 5455274)
Must say, the Audi parts came out very nice....wanna make me a Carbon Concept Spoiler? I'd pay more than the $5 for that! ;-)

Nice work, seriously. :thumbsup:

Thanks. I'll be updating that thread when I start my interior. I'm just waiting on more material right now. I should have it in a few days.

jeffswhitess 08-17-2012 12:29 AM

That's cool looking stuff!

Nailn it 08-17-2012 01:20 AM

I've been high jacked!

DMC1805 08-17-2012 01:21 AM

One more thing, I'm not trying to be an a** or act like a know it all. I'm just trying to add some extra info for everyone, that with some patience and practice you could do it yourself too and save some money.

DMC1805 08-17-2012 01:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Nailn it (Post 5455405)
I've been high jacked!

Sorry bud.

Nailn it 08-17-2012 02:19 AM

It's all good, Just kidding, those spoilers with the diffuser is sick!

JWR046 08-17-2012 05:58 AM

How about some kind of small front flaps. The ones on the rear are nice but could really use some on front that look integrated. I would like to see what he comes up with.


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