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Old 05-22-2012, 07:44 PM
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PVC injection molding tooling will be crazy expensive x 4. But your prototype sample looks great. Fiberglass will probably be the economical direction.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:48 PM
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they are prototyping companies out there that will do it for you and price based on how many you want made. I've dealt with a few for school, i'll see if i can dig them up.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:22 PM
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As I said on your facebook, i'll test a prototype if you'd like pm me.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:40 PM
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You know...my adjustable setup would allow us to test it at various heights if you wanna send me 4 free arches

I'm not sure my setup would even remotely rub if the arches were 3/4 wider though haha
I'll definitely keep your offer in mind ... your adjustable suspension could certainly simplify some things.

With wider arches, would you have the possibility of lowering more and potentially hitting the metal fender?


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Yeah, hopefully I'll be able to put some information together and get some ballpark price quotes put together shortly to determine if plastic is a feasible direction to go. If not, Fiberglass or CF may work too.


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PVC injection molding tooling will be crazy expensive x 4. But your prototype sample looks great. Fiberglass will probably be the economical direction.
I guess it depends how crazy we're talking and how many sets I can 'pre-sell'.


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they are prototyping companies out there that will do it for you and price based on how many you want made. I've dealt with a few for school, i'll see if i can dig them up.
I'll take any suggestions you have. At this point, I'll just start contacting a few companies that seem like they can do what I'm looking to have done.

-CAD Design
-Design modification for simplification of mold/production
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-Part Production

Obviously, that's the simplified version, but there's definitely going to be some leg work involved.
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As I said on your facebook, i'll test a prototype if you'd like pm me.
I definitely want to get some real-life input on these. We'll just have to see how it all works out. Maybe I get a prototype mold and can make a bunch for testing, or maybe not. I'm not sure how it's all going to shake out, but you're on my growing list of testing volunteers
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:24 PM
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Lol what the hell? Is that how all 964s are? The ratio of camber curve to actual suspension travel is retarded. There's more camber change than actual suspension travel. I don't think you could get that kind of camber curve if you shortened MINI arms all the way in, lol.
Can't imagine it being good for handling.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:27 PM
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Can't imagine it being good for handling.
Yah, your camber/contact patches changing THAT much within such little suspension travel can't possibly be a good thing. I have to imagine that would be squirrely as hell. RWB cars are "Racecars" though
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:36 PM
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Hmmmm, donít know how I feel about these, for myself
The prototype looks very nice, good shape and flow from bumper to arch and from hood to arch lip. Love the ingenuity in making your own parts. Canít wait to see a finished product and best of luck pursuing production.

Maybe after lowering my car I will feel differently about wanting these
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:36 AM
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I'll take any suggestions you have. At this point, I'll just start contacting a few companies that seem like they can do what I'm looking to have done.

-CAD Design
I may be able to help with this. It would take some pretty detailed written schematics to get the details just right but the general form looks like it should be no problem for me to make in 3D.

PM me if you are interested.
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Can someone photoshop the very first picture so the wheel is flush?
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:51 PM
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Hmmmm, donít know how I feel about these, for myself
The prototype looks very nice, good shape and flow from bumper to arch and from hood to arch lip. Love the ingenuity in making your own parts. Canít wait to see a finished product and best of luck pursuing production.

Maybe after lowering my car I will feel differently about wanting these
Yeah, the Widebody style won't be for everyone, but thanks for the compliments!


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I may be able to help with this. It would take some pretty detailed written schematics to get the details just right but the general form looks like it should be no problem for me to make in 3D.

PM me if you are interested.
Thanks for the offer, Rev! I'll get in touch with you soon. Having seen your furniture thread, it seems you know your way around Solidworks and do high-quality work! I love working in Solidworks, too, but I'm not efficient or competent enough with it to do the 3D design myself.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:42 AM
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I really like how it flows with the body lines from the front! Looks great.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:38 PM
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I really like how it flows with the body lines from the front! Looks great.
Thanks... I agree, the added width doesn't make it look awkward or over-the-top like some 'widebody' kits.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:21 AM
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I'd love for the 2nd Gen ones to work out so I can expand to the 1st and 3rd gens
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