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Cutting Up A Carbon Fiber Hood

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by YangpaNemsay, May 23, 2003.

  1. YangpaNemsay

    YangpaNemsay Senior Member

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    Will cutting into a Carbon Fiber hood to add scoops and vents compromise the structural rigidity of the hood itself?
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    please dont cut up an expensive cf hood :bash: anyway..can cf even be cut? its a fabric that has been cured with epoxy. that stuff is hella tough. you shouldnt need that kind of cold air in your engine bay anyway. if you are running a turbo or SC, that is what intercoolers are for. if you just want the look of a scoop, just mold it on...but i dont recommend doing it yourself unless you are very experienced with bodywork. of course that means you would have to paint the hood afterwards.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you can cut CF ... i had to do quite a bit of shaping on the edges of my leg brace (yes i made a CF leg brace)
    it takees some time but with a dremell anyhting is possible.... just be careful
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Yes.

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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    thats murder in the 1st :(
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    He didn't get the scoop on there in time. The engine won't clear the hood anyway. :)

    As for the XBox sticker, XBox was sponsoring the race series, so he had to put something on there.
     
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    What kind of cutting implement was used to saw into the hood of the "X-Box" car?
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Probably a Sawzall or something. I don't know. Ignore the Xbox sticker, by the way... it's one of Intercrew's race cars, not an "XBox Car".
     
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