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 Post subject: pics and advice on carbon bonnet
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:36 pm 
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Would any of you guys know how many kilo's would be saved in getting a carbon fibre bonnet and would it be worth it(I'm ganna be gettting bucket seats and removing tray lining and a few other little things to save some weight at the same time). It's would cost me an extra $800 over the standard.

Also I'd like to know if anyone has any pics of white cars (prefebly au falcons but not neccasary) with carbon fibre bonnet and what they think of it. Just wondering cause I'm definatly ganna get a bonnet bulge on my au III xr6 ute but just trying to figure out the carbon fibe side of things.
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:39 pm 
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Why do you want to lose weight on the car? Wont make much difference. I yet to see a falcon with carbon fiber bonnet.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:40 pm 
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what are you doing with the car that the few kilos saved with the bonnet is really theat important?

dunno how much it would actually save, but i would hedge a bet it would be no more than 10 - 15kg. at the most.

Showig the carbon fibre looks d**k. no photos, but have seen it in person a few times. maybe go to autobarn and grab a roll of the fake carbon fibre and sit it on the car.

bonnet bulges on AUs look cool though.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:56 pm 
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I'm losing weight because I don't really need the ute lining anyway and I'm planning on visiting the tracks alot more over the coming years nence the bucket seats and While I'm at it I though I'd just remove a few more kilo's so I thought I'd ask if it was worth getting carbon fibre bonnet since I'm getting a bonnet bulge soon anyway.
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:53 pm 
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shnoza wrote:
Why do you want to lose weight on the car? Wont make much difference. I yet to see a falcon with carbon fiber bonnet.


You obviously havn't seen too many late model modified falcoons then...

Talk to AWC, they're the only ones I'mn aware of that make them, thjey'll be able to tell you the weight difference, also the weight difference between carbon fibre and fibreglass (glass is heavier a bit).

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:56 pm 
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im pretty sure there not legal .. thats what i got told :?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:25 pm 
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im pretty sure there not legal .. thats what i got told :?

That'd more than likely be state dependent. Worst case is you just paint it body colour, you've still got the weight advantaged, and without close inspection no one would realyl notice.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:05 pm 
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AWC says the glass bonnet saves over 20kg so C/F be more again. Worth it if going to the track etc. It all ads up.
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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:16 pm 
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For anyone wanting a fibreglass ef/el bonnet with ba bulge, awc on fordfurms.com.au has a list started which only needs 3 more people to start making them.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:19 pm 
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CF and to some extents FG isn't street legal because the 50mm or something clearance to the block wouldn't be maintained in a crash.

the idea is to stop ppl's heads striking the cylinder heads. the carbon wouldn't be a structural piece to do that i wouldnt' think

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:37 am 
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For anyone wanting a fibreglass ef/el bonnet with ba bulge, awc on fordfurms.com.au has a list started which only needs 3 more people to start making them.


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Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:25 am 
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Here is a pic of the STFORD project car from Street Fords
magazine. I know this car was fitted with a CF bonnet and they
featured the mod in one of their issues, not sure which number.
though.

The pic may have the CF bonnet, or maybe a black steel one, as
they are deemed illegal I think.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: pics and advice on carbon bonnet
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:11 am 
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what is heavier a tonne of bricks or a tonne of feathers
stuffing with your bonnet is dangerous for you,pedestrians as already mentioned and your pocket.
have you seen where the 1st crash sensor is in an el?
if its a track car ditch the air bag setup while your there to save a few kgs :)
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 Post subject: Re: pics and advice on carbon bonnet
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:33 am 
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Was that real CF on the Street Fords car? i know they used rolls of the fake stuff for the roof. hrmm..anyway Data_Mine has a real CF bonnet on his GTP.
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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:38 am 
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Was that real CF on the Street Fords car? i know they used rolls of the fake stuff for the roof. hrmm..anyway Data_Mine has a real CF bonnet on his GTP.

pretty sure it was/is a real carbon fibre bonnet... the fake carbon was on the roof and over the boot from memory..

 

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