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      06-18-2011, 11:42 AM   #67
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Vince! Holy hell, I thought I'd randomly search for your bimmerforums user name on Bimmerpost and here you are... doing all sorts of things to the beautiful Z4coupe that was once mine!!

Subscribed, this is going to be awesome.

Hey Kamal, welcome to the show,lol. Always attempting to improve upon stock baby !!




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Cool. If you've got any pics to share feel free to throw them up so we can go through the process with you. That'd be fun!
While I will catalog SOME of these steps, there are some trade points I'll reserve to secrecy due to years of frustration and development.

Besides...there are SO many steps to do on each area.....I'd never have time to work if I always stopped to take pix,lol.
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OMG I can't wait to see the parts that will come from these molds be prepared. You lucky coupes, just got back from the shop and OMG. Great things to come for sure.
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OMG I can't wait to see the parts that will come from these molds be prepared. You lucky coupes, just got back from the shop and OMG. Great things to come for sure.
Thanks for the enthusiasm Bob. Great seeing you today !
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OMG I can't wait to see the parts that will come from these molds be prepared. You lucky coupes, just got back from the shop and OMG. Great things to come for sure.
lol... so when are you converting to the dark side Bob?
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      07-03-2011, 12:23 PM   #71
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lol... so when are you converting to the dark side Bob?
....Not until his better half has her OWN vert,lol.-( or ever I'd guess).Wind in his hair and all-

By the way.....The female mold for CF roofs is curing and I'll be building the MALE epoxy high heat mold for the Moonroofs next from it.

On a side note....the Z4-M front air duct molds are in process as well.

So are the Aero side-skirts.
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front air ducts

Im all for that!

Can't wait to see pics of prototypes!
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front air ducts

Im all for that!

Can't wait to see pics of prototypes!
No prototypes....I bought a set of new ducts to modify to use as plugs for my molds.

There will only be final parts !!
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No prototypes....I bought a set of new ducts to modify to use as plugs for my molds.

There will only be final parts !!

No this is something i am really interested in! Is this going to be a full brake duct kit?
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No this is something i am really interested in! Is this going to be a full brake duct kit?
Aren't there E46 backing plates already on the market that we can use?
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      07-03-2011, 06:57 PM   #76
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No this is something i am really interested in! Is this going to be a full brake duct kit?
You guys are the drawing my "Cat outta' da' bag",lol

My goal is to provide aluminum brackets to replace the heavier steel OEM versions.

Then Have a cooling tube-to-hub plate complete. Lightweight CF or Aluminum. I'll go aluminum stamping or water-jet cut .It all depends on associated costs to manufacture.
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lol... so when are you converting to the dark side Bob?
NOT TILL i MOVE OUT OF CA. LAMO
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NOT TILL i MOVE OUT OF CA. LAMO
LMAO.... I knew that was coming.
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I guess after spending 20 years driving submarines around, he needs to feel the sun on his face...... even though he was a Boomer sailor....
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I guess after spending 20 years driving submarines around, he needs to feel the sun on his face...... even though he was a Boomer sailor....
That is just not far from being wrong. I have the windows tinted in this one and I feel like I'm in a sub when the top is up ( not often ) except I have a window.
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That is just not far from being wrong. I have the windows tinted in this one and I feel like I'm in a sub when the top is up ( not often ) except I have a window.
And I have more sea time than you. I must be odd...
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And I have more sea time than you. I must be odd...
Not that you are not old , like you admit. I just know when I've had enough.
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      07-04-2011, 11:29 PM   #83
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Not that you are not old , like you admit. I just know when I've had enough.
.............Aaaaaand thread rape !,lol.
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back on topic, did I mention how lucky you coupes are?
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Lets wait until something's actually made first before getting excited. I think this car doesn't need a BBK, just a proper cooling solution
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I think this car doesn't need a BBK, just a proper cooling solution
Indeed ...a complete brake cooling system (front and rear) will certainly make the most of a decent OEM set-up with upgraded pads and fluid.

I am picking up a set of inner plastic fender well linings to help in my cooling kit in hopes to keep maximum fender well clearance.

The rear cooling kit involves the aid of modified Aero side skirts and inner directing ducts as well.

Not to mention looking tough and race-ready !
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Progress report>>

The top-skin mold for Infusion is completed as of today.(Two things will come from this.)

Next up is a Male mold from it to be built specifically in a high heat application for the Acrylic roofs.

At the same time...I'll be multi-tasking on the CF roof sub-structure mold.....as well as the M'-Brake duct molds. The Brake duct plugs are ready to be molded.

Once these prior items are done....I'll move into modifying the interior headliner for the removable CF roof kit and it will also act as the final headliner for the clear Acrylic tinted roofs.

Then onward to the Aero side-skirts etc.

7 days a week thus far.......................

PS> I wonder if I should begin a "CF Roof" group buy thread to see how big the interest is going to be ??

Cheers,Vinny
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Progress report>>

The top-skin mold for Infusion is completed as of today.(Two things will come from this.)



Next up is a Male mold from it to be built specifically in a high heat application for the Acrylic roofs.

At the same time...I'll be multi-tasking on the CF roof sub-structure mold.....as well as the M'-Brake duct molds. The Brake duct plugs are ready to be molded.



Once these prior items are done....I'll move into modifying the interior headliner for the removable CF roof kit and it will also act as the final headliner for the clear Acrylic tinted roofs.

Then onward to the Aero side-skirts etc.

7 days a week thus far.......................

PS> I wonder if I should begin a "CF Roof" group buy thread to see how big the interest is going to be ??

Cheers,Vinny
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