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 Post subject: T3 Scoop Group Buy
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:53 pm 
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A friendly Canadian has sent me an original Turbo Scoop to make a mold of. I have prepared the peice and picked up the mold making materials today. With any luck, the first of the fiberglass-versions should be ready to ship by April the 7th.

The first version will be Fiberglass without any rear-side detail (no threaded mounting positions, they will need to be mounted by double sided bodymoulding tape, or by epoxying. There will be a sufficient lip for epoxying them to the hood). The first 5 in fiberglass will be $72 to cover mold and materials costs.

After the first five, the rest will be made from urethane plastic, with the rear surface detail and mounting points. These will most likely be around $90 apeice, but that's speculative depending on material costs (haven't figured the volumetric displacement yet).

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I was also considering doing some in urethane, because I have a vacuum mold set up, but was wondering if the underhood temperatures would be a problem.

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yes us canadians are friendly :D good deal for americans considering most people are selling used scoops for $75 plus shipping...

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The urethane I'm using is supposed to be stable up to 290F. But it's not vacuum formed. I'm using heated liquid urethane and a post cure process. I can maintain the original shape and finish of both sides of the mold at once with serious amounts of inverted and cut-back areas. The flares would be nice to produce using vacuum.


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Hey Phil how are the repo T3 hood scopes going?? :)


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I've built two molds, but both times I end up with 'soft areas' in the urethane. I contacted the manufacturer and they said I MAY have gotten an 'old' batch of urethane, so they were supposed to send me a new gallon last week. Didnt' happen. Still waiting :cry:


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The 'new' gallon of urethane came in today. I've stayed up til 1am building another mold to see if the problems of the old molds were fixed, and although I can't be 100% sure, I didn't notice any lumps of material that were a different viscocity while smoothing the rubber out over the surface of the part. Now that the last coat has tacked up, it sure seems that the entire mold is a solid mass, without any of the 'soft spots' that the old batches were producing. It'll take 24 hours for the urethane to dry, then I'll put the backing mold over the top of that, and it'll be another 24 hours for THAT to dry. Then I'll be able to pull the first fiberglass part. Hoping for a Ship date of Monday..



Just to keep you up to date.




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Last night's urethane came out perfectly. It's curing today, and tonight I will build the fiber-mesh plastic backing. Hopefully the backing materials wasn't from an 'old batch' also..



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Everyone who has been involved with these scoops (one person) has been updated with the status of them.

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I was wondeirng if you still had any of the Fiberglass Ones? thanks


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I know its a little old, but these for sale\or makable still?


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He's disappeared from the forums with a few members money...and hasn't delivered anything yet...better to look somewhere else...

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Sounds good, thanks for the heads up.


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yes do not buy from him its been since april of last year ive never seen anything yet

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itsageo Check out my last post update. http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?t=22037&start=50


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