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Old 04-16-2009, 09:58 AM   #351
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:32 PM   #352
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:45 AM   #353
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:54 AM   #354
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That's sickness!
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:57 AM   #355
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that looks safe
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:58 AM   #356
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If it's a trailer queen, or strictly a show car, then who cares about safe?
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:58 AM   #357
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Plus, it may just be an overlay.
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:00 AM   #358
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it's all infused carbon. No overlays. Exactly how is it less safe than running the steel parts they're replacing???
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:02 AM   #359
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Even more awesome! This gonna be a one-off, or are you gonna start selling this stuff?
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:03 AM   #360
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WTF? That's pretty wild but I have no idea why....

You also shaved a few fire wall holes, I don't exactly call that a shaved engine bay. Look at all the holes on the fenders wells, shock towers, wiper cowl area, etc etc. It's not smooth or anything...

Neat never the less...
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:08 AM   #361
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You really have a serious complex don't you D Money.

It's a one off. I don't have time to go into production. The wiper cowling got left because they were a pain in the ass. Every hole left on the towers and fire wall was left for a reason. Also, I've got <300 into the entire engine bay so far, and I can say that I completed the work myself. Can you say the same D? I wouldn't call yours a shaved engine bay in any way. You've still got a hole for your clutch and brake booster...

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Old 05-02-2009, 01:13 AM   #362
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:19 AM   #363
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You should. That looks fantastic. Don't worry about that other guy. He gets upset when everyone else shows him up.

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Old 05-02-2009, 03:29 AM   #364
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can u go into a little more detail about the process and how youve done this?
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:28 PM   #365
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it's all infused carbon. No overlays. Exactly how is it less safe than running the steel parts they're replacing???
If you dont know its just better not to tell you
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:33 PM   #366
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might be a good idea to take a look at some race cars, once they eliminate structural factory items, they are replaced with better things: tube steel, etc. to box in the horns of the chassis to the strut towers, firewall, etc. I would venture to say that the elimination of the factory steel will yield a car that is less safe, and handles worse than stock. it does look killer though.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:44 PM   #367
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I've got an engineering degree... I think I can handle the truth... The parts aren't structural, and even if they were, the carbon replacements are stiffer than the steel they replaced.

I understand the concept that perhaps the splintering of carbon in an accident could pose a risk to occupants, but there's no chance that those parts could enter the cabin.

Please somebody inform me of a reason I've compromised the safety of the vehicle based on replacing those steel parts with carbon. I'm looking for something based on logic and engineering decisions here...

I would hope that people would make comments based on real information. I realize the car is a departure from the norm.

For IStoSTi

I took fiberglass molds of factory parts. The carbon was layed up using a vacuum bag and standard epoxy resin. The inner fenders were bonded using standard silcon body panel sealer and then fastened with Grade 12.9 button heads.

I welded in plates for all of the holes that were patched in the engine bay and then a skim coat of bondo was used to smooth out rough areas. I didn't post the progress pics, but if you look at my build thread, you will see some "before paint" shots. I think I used pretty standard engine bay shaving techniques. I seam welded most of the engine bay and wheel wells. they're not the prettiest welds around but they're structurally sound.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:38 PM   #368
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You really have a serious complex don't you D Money.

It's a one off. I don't have time to go into production. The wiper cowling got left because they were a pain in the ass. Every hole left on the towers and fire wall was left for a reason. Also, I've got <300 into the entire engine bay so far, and I can say that I completed the work myself. Can you say the same D? I wouldn't call yours a shaved engine bay in any way. You've still got a hole for your clutch and brake booster...
Can I ask you why there is such negativity in your post? I used words like neat, wild, etc etc all describing your bay. I simply said that doesn't resembled a shaved engine bay. If you didn't understand what I meant, please look at the description in the first post as well as the pictures. Shaved bays would have completely smoothed shock towers, no holes at all, and get rid of those holes you are still using.

As far as the brake booster comment, well I didn't exactly want manual brakes on a street car with over 650whp. I can't imagine i'd be able to get use to that, not to mention, those reverse mount pedal assmeblies stick out way to far and my knees would be bent. Also, what does me doing the body work/paint have to do with anything? Obviously a hot rod builder with over 30 years of bodywork expierence would do a hell of a better job than I would. Do you not agree? That's also why my engine bay is completely shaved while yours is not. BTW, I do love your firewall, you even shaved the heater/ac stuff which is pretty cool IMO.

Anyway, good luck with your car man. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Old 05-02-2009, 07:52 PM   #369
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #370
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Nah, just a friends username. Disregard that original post, just my friend doing some **** talking. I editted it with my own words.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:09 PM   #371
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Nah, just a friends username. Disregard that original post, just my friend doing some **** talking. I editted it with my own words.
i like to have people talk for me too. makes me feel BIG.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:15 PM   #372
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im glad sum1 actually said something to D! no offense d money, but some of your comments in various threads make you seem like a douche! im sure you dont intend on the posts to be that way, it just appears that you think you are better than everyone else! again, im sure you dont mean it that way, it just appears that way to us!

the title of the thread is "shaved, wire tucked, and custom engine bays?" strong_auto_concepts's engine bay is partially shaved, im sure some of the wiring will be tucked and it is deffinitely custom.

quit being such a prima donna! im sure im gonna get flamed in here by the "d money nutriders", but i honestly dont care!
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:28 PM   #373
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im glad sum1 actually said something to D! no offense d money, but some of your comments in various threads make you seem like a douche! im sure you dont intend on the posts to be that way, it just appears that you think you are better than everyone else! again, im sure you dont mean it that way, it just appears that way to us!

the title of the thread is "shaved, wire tucked, and custom engine bays?" strong_auto_concepts's engine bay is partially shaved, im sure some of the wiring will be tucked and it is deffinitely custom.

quit being such a prima donna! im sure im gonna get flamed in here by the "d money nutriders", but i honestly dont care!
Amen. The concrete-haired douche, is well, a douche.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:35 PM   #374
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haha, ohh jeez.. although this is VERY entertaining, you girls need to calm down haha.

...the guy cleans up his engine bay and makes his own effin parts out of carbon fiber and he still gets bashed!! ...only on NASIOC.

that being said, I think D's bay looks pretty damn nice, and is what I consider to be a truly shaved bay. strong_auto_concepts, went in another direction with his bay, and I think it is equally impressive. and props for doing all the work yourself!! (although there is absolutely nothing wrong with paying a pro.)
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