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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2019, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone had any experience with the OKP carbon doors, boot or bonnet? I read GProckets post on how impressive the Alfaholics carbon doors were and was wondering if the doors offered through OKP and Alfaholics are all manufactured by the same company
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Has anyone had any experience with the OKP carbon doors, boot or bonnet? I read GProckets post on how impressive the Alfaholics carbon doors were and was wondering if the doors offered through OKP and Alfaholics are all manufactured by the same company
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wondering the same thing, OKP doors are 1/2 the price of Alfaholics doors. Seems difficult to believe they would be the same quality but a man can dream. Anyone?
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When I first started looking at carbon doors the Alfaholic doors where about the same price as the OKP doors then a few months ago the Alfaholic doors nearly doubled in price
I suspect pre the AH price increase all the carbon bits like the steel panels came from the same source then AH started their own production
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just one way to find out: buy a set of both and check on differences... considering a polyester door is 1/3 the price of a CF door I personally do not find it worth the money...

I remember buying a step front frontpanel in polyester, on the mainland. mould apperantly was made from a damaged panel considering the problems (grill opening too big, flaws in rounding in the centre below the grill, lower part of grill opening tilted downwards..) we corrected those faults in fitting.
Due to damage the panel had to be replaced.
COnsidering the faults with the first I ordered from another source, in UK (not AH btw).
Panel came from the same mould considering the faults were exactly the same as we had with the first one... so producers do trade with eachother.
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The challenge with the fiberglass doors seems to be the rigidity is too low to accommodate a full winding window. I'm not interested in a sliding window. Has anyone had a different experience?
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The challenge with the fiberglass doors seems to be the rigidity is too low to accommodate a full winding window. I'm not interested in a sliding window. Has anyone had a different experience?
My previous GTA Rep was a shell that started life as a 1750GTV, I wanted a step-front, and it was panelled up by Bob at Alfaparts.
We used his GRP doors, and the glass windows fitted well and functioned perfectly.
Can't speak for any others.
I too, wouldn't spend the extra on CF panels.
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My previous GTA Rep was a shell that started life as a 1750GTV, I wanted a step-front, and it was panelled up by Bob at Alfaparts.
We used his GRP doors, and the glass windows fitted well and functioned perfectly.
Can't speak for any others.
I too, wuldn't spend the extra on CF panels.
OK good to know thanks
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