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Thread: E30 Lightweight Fibreglass parts in aus?

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    E30 Lightweight Fibreglass parts in aus?

    The joys of modding a european car in australia continues........

    Im after a fibreglass bonnet and bootlid to suit e30 thats available in australia. Anyone got any ideas? Ireland engineering dont want to ship them and im not even going to bother with the uk as shipping is usually double from the states.

    Ive considering making my own moulds for the boot and bonnet up but realistically the finish wont be very professional and my car is well presented enough to care about the finish.... I do have access to a bonnet and boot i can use to mould but itll be an expensive process.

    Does anyone know of anywhere in aus that sells these kinds of parts for the e30? I know the e30 racer guys use a fibreglass lightweight bar and i may also consider that.
    DJS-325: Seeing as you have experience with this how will the spec e30 bar hold up on a street car?

    Cheers for any help folks - The quest for the 1000kg boosted and caged e30 318is continues.....

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    Hmmm.. I was thinking about this the other day. My work makes heaps of fibreglass parts (its what we specialise in basically). If you've got a mold...............
    That's really the hard/expensive part.

    Hmmmm.. could be a bit of an on-the-side business avenue
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    There was some pannels on eBay a while ago and I think the seller still has a boot lid. I'm thinking of getting or making a bonnet and front guards, so count me in for a couple of sets or if i somehow find the time I may take orders.

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    Grizzly on here had carbon fibre bonnets for sale....

    apart from that im going to knock out an E36 M3 bar using the mould i have for my front bumper and i was planning to just skin the bonnet and bottlid for know (cut out all unnecessary supporting structure).

    There isnt a hell of a lot of weight to be saved in the guards, would just give you the opportunity to make bigger flares

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    Yer ive seen the carbon fibre bonnets and that just may be the way. thing is i want it painted and the carbon fibre would probably make the finish difficult to get good.

    theres probably 2-3kg to have when you do both front guards bit agreed ive got a dream of making a stock looking but 1" wider front guard. makes hard driving on bumpy roads a little safer when you got 245/45/16's on the front

    I did see that bootlid and im still wondering why i didnt buy it. If anyone knows the guy and its still for sale please pm me lol.

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    Does anyone know where to get the carbon fibre bonnet's? I would also like to make the guards so I can flare them as i have over 4 degrees of neg camber and wheel spacers. Ruger if you pm me with your email address i will forward the email about the boot lid.

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    how heavy are the guards? I would of thought under the actual amount you want to save.

    even the bonnet isnt that heavy. if your after spending money on weight savings, go carbon fibre. but really the money is normally better spent on a stronger/faster engine

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    but light is the new black

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    what was the old black?

    just keep in mind that cf and fg parts will probably not work with your insurance so just hope that you don't hit anything expensive!

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    +1

    Be very careful as much of this stuff is not ADR compliant and will void your insurance.

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    Id take e30 m3 front guards (or really flared standard looking ones would be good) and bonnet and boot. There must be a few ppl wanting them... there would have to be an export market to, other countrys would pick it up cheap as all hell gettin them from here.
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    I'm also wanting a E30 M3 wide body kit (a little wider than a stock M3) for
    my IS project as well.

    Anyone got any ideas?
    Last edited by GANSTA; 07-12-2008 at 01:49 AM.

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    bm autoengineering say on their site that they do full e30 m3 kits in fibreglass. maybe shoot them and email

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    Quote Originally Posted by the afro guy
    bm autoengineering say on their site that they do full e30 m3 kits in fibreglass. maybe shoot them and email
    wander how much

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