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Old 08-16-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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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
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:28 PM   #4
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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
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:39 PM   #5
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See if he can duplicate the carbon fiber spoiler
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:47 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 08-16-2012, 10:52 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:02 PM   #8
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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
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:08 PM   #9
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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
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:21 PM   #10
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Those prices are insane. That's why I do my own carbon fiber too.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:23 PM   #11
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350 for the tail light bezels! Thats $345 in labor cost.
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Those prices are insane. That's why I do my own carbon fiber too.
post some pics?
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:12 AM   #13
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Those prices are insane. That's why I do my own carbon fiber too.
Based on what, exactly?

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

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Old 08-17-2012, 12:14 AM   #14
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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
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:17 AM   #15
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...and I will send you $5 for four tail light bezels!
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:21 AM   #16
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The diffuser/valance is real carbon fiber?
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:24 AM   #17
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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.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:25 AM   #18
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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.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:28 AM   #19
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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.
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.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:29 AM   #20
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That's cool looking stuff!
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:20 AM   #21
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I've been high jacked!
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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.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:24 AM   #23
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:19 AM   #24
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It's all good, Just kidding, those spoilers with the diffuser is sick!
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:58 AM   #25
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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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