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Carbon Fibre Boot/Trunk group buy?

Discussion in 'E9 General Discussion' started by nosmonkey, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. nosmonkey

    nosmonkey Active Member Site Donor

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    Hey guys,

    Recently had a carbon fibre bonnet commissioned (amongst other parts) for my mk1 Golf, complete with factory mounting points, latch and internal webbing all as per original. I was very impressed at the shut lines and fitment, close to factory.

    Manufacturer said that they are willing to do a special order of E9 bootlids. However a minimum order of 5 would be required. Pricing would be TBC but i'd guess around the £800-£1000 mark. I'll grab some photos of my bonnet. Anyone on here that would be interested? Obviously they could be overpainted, but with the added benefit of being much, much lighter.
     
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    Pm swnt
     
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    WALTER Active Member Site Donor

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    Would they ship to the States?
     
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    Very interested. I would like to see the quality of their work, but at that pricing point count me in.

    If they do well on this, perhaps bonnets/hoods might be next? I mulled this over a while back.
     
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    nosmonkey Active Member Site Donor

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    I'll stick some photos up tonight. If you want come over and have a look at my golf. Carbon bumpers, scuttle panel and bonnet all made by the same company. Only 20 mins or so from you in N13.
     
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    If multiple people stateside were interested I could ship over in bulk to save on costs
     
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    nosmonkey Active Member Site Donor

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    That looks like good quality. PM sent.
     
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    Tony.dreamer Super Active member and parts collector Site Donor

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    The Hood looks really nice !
    How much lighter that is compared to the metal factory type? That information could give us proportionally how much weight it would be for E9 hook !
     
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    Didn't have a chance to weigh it but was around 10 to 12lbs for the carbon one. Think the factory golf hood was about 30lb
     
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    E9 steel hood is at least 30kg, i would say closer to 35kg, trunk is around 20kg. So weight savings might be pretty impressive.

    What pattern they will use?
     
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    Did you mean kg and not lbs? Even in carbon, 10-12lbs for a complete hood seems incredibly light.
     
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    CSL ally repro hoods/bonnets are 8.6kgs all up. I have them at £5k Sterling each

    carbon fibre/kevlar E9 hoods are already available in UK.

    Mark
     
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    I was tempted to join the trunk lid replacement, but now the skeptic in me says that making the rear even lighter is the opposite of what I need...Am I wrong?
     
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    Pre preg carbon so resin content is kept optimal, and a relatively small hood compared to an e9.

    Didn't get the chance to weigh it for an exact figure but able to pick it up with 2 fingers with minimal effort. Could always pull it off the car and weigh it if interested.
     
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    Can't remember if we discussed this last time I saw you or I'm getting mixed up with another member. Interested in the reasoning for the use of kevlar instead of full carbon.
     
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    no idea why the mix, a friend has one and its very good and light too, M
     
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    Do you have information on the company that produces the carbon/Kevlar hood?
     
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    I would also be interested in details of the carbon hood
     

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