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Hi,

I want to put a fibreglass bonnet and hatch onto my GTV6 track car. Does anyone know where I can source these in Australia?

Thanks in advance.

James
 

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I am looking for these parts aswell thanks.
 

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Not in Australia, but a guy here in the States does both pieces in carbon fibre.
 

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at what cost?

Note that on the Milano/75, large weight savings from the hood can be obtained by simply removing all the underside reinforcements, but it gets kind of flimsy... Perhaps you can achieve a similar weight saving from the GTV6 hood - at zero cost :)

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Talk to Mike Cuhady at Serpent Motorsports. His stuff is really cool...

Prices from 2005:

L&R front fenders: $490 each
L&R rear quarters: $450 each
Hood: $475 (I've got molds for Alfetta AND GTV-6)
Rear hatch: $340
Front air dam: $260
Splitter: $275
Headlight covers: $175 each (raw carbon twill finish, made from prepreg carbon fiber)
Headlight venturis: $190 each (raw carbon twill finish, made from prepreg carbon fiber)


All panels are carbon fiber with various core materials for added strength. The air dam and the inside of the front fenders get a layer of Kevlar to keep stones from damaging the panels.

The splitter gets a layer of Kevlar on the bottom, then gets covered in carbon. This will keep the splitter from being destroyed if it encounters a rumble strip or off course excursion. Kevlar is wonderful stuff, but you should try cutting it some time!
 

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I dont think there is much to be gained on the GTV6 with carbon hood and trunk lid. The standard gtv6 hood is very light, and the trunk lid is well built. I think a carbon trunk lid would have to be very sturdy to hadnle the rigours of closingand opening.
 

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yes, very nice. 3 problems with that though

1) no seperate plenum cover. So if the plenum blows off at any point, you trash the bonnet

2) it wont work with the original catch/lock mechanism, only works with pins, which is not ideal for a road car, ok for track.

3) forget trying to get one of these out of the U.S!., 9 times out of 10 US homeland security will trash it under inspection, since carbon firbre is used to smuggle narcotics out of the country, between layers. As a result security scratch into the panels upon inspection, and they get ruined.
I was going to order one of these, but was warned by a friend in UK customs, that it would get ruined state side.
 

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it wont work with the original catch/lock mechanism, only works with pins, which is not ideal for a road car, ok for track.
Yes - any CF replacement part will most likely need to be pinned down, but this thread was started regarding parts for a track car, not a street car, so issues of opening and closing the tailgate, etc., are moot.

gtv11636: Click the link provided for the discussion on GTV6.org - you should be able to contact Mike via his profile.
 
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