HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

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For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

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Carbon Credits

Post  xschop on Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:46 am

Does anyone make a carbon fiber hood for the 944?
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Re: Carbon Credits

Post  Admin on Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:42 pm

I do not know of anyone right now, although I am thinking of doing a fiber glass with a small scoop at the from edge. Just enough to give the clearance that we need for the LT1 intake boot and Throttle Body.

Any ideas on what it should look like would be appreciated

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Re: Carbon Credits

Post  Johnny Johnny on Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:17 pm

GT Racing sells one for $800, though it doesn't list the weight in their catalog. You'd think they would do that considering one of the more important reasons for switching to FRP/CF is to save weight. Anyways, too expensive for me, so I've just cut a hole in my hood and will be fitting this:

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Re: Carbon Credits

Post  944-LT1 on Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:42 am

I just bought their FG version and it weighs 14.3 pounds so maybe a bit lighter since CF is stronger than FG so less is needed? But the original steel hood is 40 pounds so 14 is pretty good by itself. The fit and finish (gelcoat) is perfect.
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Post  xschop on Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:20 am

Does your FG hood have good strength in the molding corners and bolt right up like a stock hood.
14 pounds is a good wt.
While we're on the subject, could the sunroof of these cars be done in CF?
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Re: Carbon Credits

Post  golfduke on Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:20 am

xschop wrote:Does your FG hood have good strength in the molding corners and bolt right up like a stock hood.
14 pounds is a good wt.
While we're on the subject, could the sunroof of these cars be done in CF?

I have a guy that said he would make a custom run if I can get 5 purchased. He said the pricepoint would be around $600, and he'd need a perfect steel hood for the plug mold. He is in Portland, OR and Phoenix, AZ. It would be hood pins only though, as he said he'd just use a standard base with no hood latch reinforcement. I can vouch for his work personally.



If we can get 5 people in on it, it could be a very valuable addition to the community.
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Re: Carbon Credits

Post  golfduke on Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:24 am

His website to see what he can do... He also plugged my widebody fenders form GTracing, so he can duplicate those if anyone's interested.


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I have to admit though- I do not have any financial stake in him or his company, nor do I desire to get in the middle. A close friend of mine, however, is an employee there so I'm not 100% separated from them. I just felt everyone should know in case this goes forward. Don't want anything to be hidden, accidentally or otherwise.
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Post  xschop on Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:04 pm

I have a composites fabricator coming over to the house Saturday for some fender work on a custom bike I did for a daily driver. I will be discussing the hood structure in depth with him And fenders. I wish I had a turbo nose to make a CF one without the foglights. I will discuss pricing for each item. I will let everyone know the details. I saw that some 99? cars had CF hoods in the $450 range....
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Post  944-LT1 on Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:46 pm

Does your FG hood have good strength in the molding corners and bolt right up like a stock hood.
14 pounds is a good wt.
While we're on the subject, could the sunroof of these cars be done in CF?

Very strong! It has bracing on the underside similar to the stock hood unlike AIR's version. It bolts right up but does not have strut tabs. I guess good working hood struts would be too much for a FG hood. Neutral

The sunroofs are already fiberglass but a more composite type of FG was used. Really a weird type of plastic/FG there and its heavy. GTR sells a FG version of the sunroof and lindsey racing has a delete panel available. I would think a CF sunroof would be really awesome!! I think I would HAVE to buy one, but they are pretty salty yet.
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Post  xschop on Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:14 pm

I just came from the garage to look at the hood. I was just about to ask if the FG hoods still retained the hood struts or not.
I was wondering if the CF could be laid around the corners and then removed. Afterwards cut the sheet metal top off and bolt/fasten back to the frame?
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Post  xschop on Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:20 am

Had a lengthy discussion and sealed a deal for him to do my Streetfighter's CF work. While there we discussed doing a CF hood for the 944. Basically, if it is possible to remove the top hood skin from the frame. I see that it is just rivet welded on the sides to the skeleton. If it can be removed, I wounder how much this weighs?
The plan would be to lay the CF, afterwards peel up the CF from the hood top, remove the top sheet metal ( I think it can just be cut away @ 1" from the edge) and fasten CF right back on. This will cost @ $350 (as opposed to $1100 hood copy) and still have the frame strength and all hood attachments points and Hood hydraulic struts.

Any input is welcome...........PORH
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Re: Carbon Credits

Post  944-LT1 on Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:23 pm

Whats PORH? Keep seeing it....

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Re: Carbon Credits

Post  Dawgz83948 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:27 am

944-LT1 wrote:Whats PORH? Keep seeing it....

Maybe Piss Off Renegade Hybrids??? IDK....
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Re: Carbon Credits

Post  Admin on Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:42 am

I can make any parts that we need out of FG. I just need good parts to pull molds off of. I have everything needed right in my shop. What do you think I am making the head light buckets out of? Cool
I can make a light weight FG hood, but it would have to be a pin on style or I could hinge it, but it would have to have a prop rod. If you need it we can get black glass, looks kind of like CF but not as light or strong.

Dawgz83948, how do I get a set of those wide fenders?

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Turbo Nose

Post  xschop on Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:17 am

I want a FG or CF nose shaped like the Turbo minus the Turnsignals and foglights.
I wonder how much weight could be dropped by doing FG hood, fenders, and nose?
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Re: Carbon Credits

Post  Admin on Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:50 am

If you can get the original parts to me I can Mod them as you want and make them any thickness. thickness=weight in FG

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