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> Carbon Fiber Front Clip, For sale
groot
post Jan 12 2007, 06:55 AM
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To be honest, I financed this project and will not recover very much (any??) of it at this point. Only 1 part has been sold and I can't imagine that many more will be sold. Now, I'm not upset because I needed this part for my car. But the carbon hood/decklid would only cut a few #s from my car since I already have fiberglass. And the benefit would not justify the expense for me.

I am considering a carbon Ginther screen...... but by the time I secure one to use to make a mold, make the mold and buy the part.... it gets expensive.

If someone else wants to pony up they can work directly with Mike Cudahy at Prototype Composites.
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post Jan 29 2008, 07:23 AM
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New Pricing.


Option 1 price is now $690

Option 2 price is now $885

Tooling recovery has been deleted (not because I recovered my tooling costs, but because I'd rather see more of these on cars). For the record, I recovered less than 10% of my tooling costs.
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post Aug 1 2009, 09:20 AM
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QUOTE(groot @ Sep 20 2006, 12:52 PM) *

Okay, several people have asked about getting these front clips... here's the breakdown:

Front Clip Option 1
-Opaque gelcoat finish (ready to paint) made mostly of fiberglass, with some carbon for strength
-Please select grey, white or black
-Cost $490 plus $50 for tooling recovery*

Front Clip Option 2
-Vacuum infused, clear finish made of 3 layers (6K, 11.4oz twill weave carbon, 1/8" core material for infustion, and carbon/kevlar hybrid twill
-Cost $785 plus $50 for tooling recovery*


Splitter Option (not required and can be mounted to other front clips, provided they have a level mounting surface)
-Carbon fiber, leading edge is reinforced with extra layers of carbon fiber
-Reduces ride height clearance, splitter's overall thickness is slightly over 3/8", (.390") (on my car this splitter sits 2" from the ground, while the front donuts are 3.5" from the ground)
-Care should be taken to mount this as level as possible for maximum benefit
-Cost $280

Shipping-required for all options (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
-Figure between $80 and $180 for shipping using FEDEX Freight, must be shipped to a loading dock or can be picked up at a FEDEX Freight facility

Timing
-Please allow 2 weeks for construction
-Orders can start IMMEDIATELY

* Tooling recovery-This cost is meant to recover part of the money that I used to initiate this project including: purchasing the original air dam, shipping, constructing the tool and constructing the mold

Place the orders through me and I'll work with Mike Cudahy of Prototype Composites to get you the parts.

Here's a pic of the clip and splitter installed on my car:


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post May 22 2012, 12:24 PM
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I know this thread is old. Just curious if these are still available?
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post May 22 2012, 12:35 PM
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they are available thru prototype composites.

http://www.prototypecomposites.com/mold.asp

When I last checked (2012.01.09) the front bumper in fiberglass was $718.00 and the splitter in carbon and kevlar was $431.00.

Be sure to get a current quote as prices for composites have fluctuated greatly.

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post May 22 2012, 01:52 PM
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What a nice piece!
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post Nov 30 2021, 04:30 PM
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Back in 2012, someone said this was an old post… 9 years later…

We had this on our 914 LS2 racer, which was Tony Cracker’s first hotrod. It got crunched in our last race and we need a replacement.

Anyone know if these are still available? prototype composites looks to be out of business. Is the mold out there somewhere?

Thanks,
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post Dec 28 2021, 11:09 AM
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QUOTE(theer @ Nov 30 2021, 02:30 PM) *

Back in 2012, someone said this was an old post… 9 years later…

We had this on our 914 LS2 racer, which was Tony Cracker’s first hotrod. It got crunched in our last race and we need a replacement.

Anyone know if these are still available? prototype composites looks to be out of business. Is the mold out there somewhere?

Thanks,
Tom

Depending on how crunched we could rebuild and make a mold.
Let me know if you can't find one.

Mark
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post Dec 28 2021, 10:27 PM
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The last two that I had PC make for me they had raised their prices to roughly 1100...each. that was roughly in 2015 or so...I still have two of theirs on the racks in my garage.

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Yes the carbon fiber with clear you pay for the layup.

We would be somewhere in that range for the clear.

As for as doing carbon fiber with a black gel coat, fiberglass or even Kevlar we could do with a Gel coat and be more reasonable.
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post Jul 18 2022, 10:05 PM
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Update- I bought the two clips from Tony. Let me know if anyone wants to try and make a mold.
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post Feb 11 2024, 11:45 AM
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QUOTE(BKLA @ May 22 2012, 12:35 PM) *

they are available thru prototype composites.

http://www.prototypecomposites.com/mold.asp

When I last checked (2012.01.09) the front bumper in fiberglass was $718.00 and the splitter in carbon and kevlar was $431.00.

Be sure to get a current quote as prices for composites have fluctuated greatly.

W O R D



It appears that this website leads to another / or possibly same composite company.
Can anyone confirm that these one and the same?

https://www.nwrapidmfg.com/

I'm just wondering about the original molds possibly still existing?

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