Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.
I'd like to know how to repair CF, I cracked a part while reinstalling it the other day
With regards to CF repairs, I recently had several discussions about that very subject with representatives of aircraft manufacturers and the airforce (the Dutch one that is) and this is a very big concern worldwide.
Suffice to say that the boeing dreamliner with all its cf parts are causing headaches everywhere, as its no longer visible where there is damage. I can see higher end cars getting CF body parts as they can be replaced, but the frame of the car would become a horrendous headache if made from the stuff. A small crash could weaken it immensly, but there is no way to check (except radioactive or rontgen scans). Thus a car would be repaired cosmetically, but could very well snap in half a year later..
Nootje - interesting stuff. I take it all back. I guess things are just a lot simpler in the bike world where CF frame repair is quite common.
It is. In airplanes they get lists made up by ground personnel where a plane is damaged, so called dent lists. You can imagine that personnel isnt that interested in damage caused by themselves (around 70% is), with aluminium or steel they have to as there is a visible dent, but with CF there usually isnt anything visible. Therefore the industry is scrambling to find ways to find out where a plane has been struck, be it by birds or by personnel.
I've seen two solutions with a coating and glasfiber strands that can be applied and measure where it has been struck. This would solve that part of the problem, but still requires the part to be replaced, not repaired....
I can see these solutions applied to high end cars (but it would still make them even more expensive), but it would not solve the problem of a damaged frame..
Now, back to cars
Boring article from several years ago about composite structural health monitoring.
I'm not even gonna try anything on this part then. It's a spoiler that cracked lengthwise across the edge and upon further inspection is cracked all the way in two pieces halfway across. Fucking POS is going in the garbage
I can't help on the other ones, but I can tell you that the Volvo C30 is terrible. Rented one for a week in Toronto and hated it
May as well post the whole thing:
For what it's worth, I've shown Urban Outlaw to people who could not care less about cars and they walked away completely inspired and awestruck. While it appears as if Magnus is a polarizing figure in the Porsche community, it's nearly impossible to argue his love and dedication towards the 911. I'm obsessed with his Turbos:
I am really hoping to venture into 993 territory soon. I'm hoping that people will be dumping their cars in the late fall/early winter because right now the market is bone dry and the only available cars are priced through the nose. I'm hoping to find something around $35k and then dump $10k into necessary modifications (BBS LM's, suspension, Turbo front bumper, RS tail, RUF steering wheel) and call it a day.
You can definitely get a 993 for around $35k but I doubt you'll see much softening of the price...these cars have been rock solid on value.
Get the WB though, they are so much better looking and you can put that deliciously fat rubber in the rear... that dark blue one above with the LM's looks like an S
Correct, sorry I had it reversed
Agree. These aren't cars that waver much and they are relatively rare. If I'm not mistaken only about 6k turbo units were ever made with this body style. Most survive but eventually they'll start to canibalize each other for parts.
You can get a solis 993 for less than 35k. Murder is the maintenance.
WB's are definitely better, but we're talking in excess of $60k after tax for a well-sorted model. Just not worth it to me, especially considering this will be a DD and I live downtown.
I'm more than content with a C2 or C4 (or Targa)...
Just saw a bunch of camouflaged BMW i series cars on the road in San Francisco. There were two or three of the small ones and one i8. Unfortunately I'm driving and couldn't snap any pictures. They were on Stanyan near golden gate park. Very odd sighting.
Would rather have a Scirocco with the R-line over any of those.
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