Glass fibre panels

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Re: Glass fibre panels

Post by streetscreamer » 05 Dec 2023 22:22

Producing proper moulds is a true delicate job. But then you are able to produce the product many times. If the professional calculates all this efforts for the moulds and one final product of each part, well that could be the price yes. What would be his market for A40 Farina? Parts like boot lid and tailgate need two moulds: an inner and outer. Those two products need to be glued together.

Been there-done that: made all moulds and parts for a rallycross version of the famous Peugeot 306 Maxi. Count front & rear bumper, bonnet, passenger door, bootlid, 4 wings. Parts produced in kevlar-carbon
A40 Farina mk2 Countryman Speedwell
1293cc, disc brakes, 5 speed

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Re: Glass fibre panels

Post by Clive » 12 Jan 2024 08:55

Just to keep some info together ref tailgate stays...I had a look at the Innocenti Combinata and it had the mechanical variety similar to the Countryman rear hatch.


Countryman, shorter than the Combinata:

..and how the Italians constructed the hatch..


How it was done on my car, it looks very wrong and doesn't work, so I'll be copying the Combinata.



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Re: Glass fibre panels

Post by 190251cars » 01 Feb 2024 14:37

Thanks for sharing those details Clive, that's the first time I have seen close up details.
Regards, Roger.

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