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Sunvisor #433435 Apr 3, 3:25am Apr 3, 3:25am
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Thinking about making a set of carbon fiber sun visors.

Is there a place that sells 1/8" or 1/16" thick carbon fiber? Then I could just cut out the shape needed!?

The original hardware can be used, just heat the wire and slide them out, then cut a slot with a bandsaw for the visors, to fit the hinges and secure with small bolts! I made a template by setting a visor in a copy machine, then cutting a paper template!

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Re: Sunvisor [Re: isaac] #433437 Apr 3, 9:17am Apr 3, 9:17am
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Re: Sunvisor [Re: sbocaj55] #433438 Apr 3, 10:04am Apr 3, 10:04am
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better hurry up and buy that before prices skyrocket

Re: Sunvisor [Re: sickcelica696] #433439 Apr 3, 10:23am Apr 3, 10:23am
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cry friggin airplane project is goign to make all ricers go broke cry

Re: Sunvisor [Re: hombredelassrtas] #433440 Apr 3, 10:24am Apr 3, 10:24am
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i woudl be interested if you do this

Re: Sunvisor [Re: hombredelassrtas] #433441 Apr 3, 9:24pm Apr 3, 9:24pm
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I am looking at a thickness of .040" That's about the thickness as a tongue depressor. The thicker, the more it costs. What do you guys think about a thin visor? It will be structurally sound!

http://www.robotcombat.com/marketplace_carbonfiber.html


11X 16 sheet is $63 and will do both sides

Re: Sunvisor [Re: maingear] #433442 Apr 3, 9:36pm Apr 3, 9:36pm
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what if we send you out visors and you send them back wraped?

Re: Sunvisor [Re: hombredelassrtas] #433443 Apr 3, 9:55pm Apr 3, 9:55pm
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I'm looking at having them cut out at the composite shop and then attach the hardware on a single composite panel. It will be a single blade design like an aircraft visor, but not tinted.

Re: Sunvisor [Re: maingear] #433444 Apr 3, 9:58pm Apr 3, 9:58pm
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is it true that the prices of carbon fiber are going to skyrocket?

Re: Sunvisor [Re: ApuPimpin] #433445 Apr 3, 9:59pm Apr 3, 9:59pm
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oil has, why not everything else? Personaly I hope not!

Re: Sunvisor [Re: maingear] #433446 Apr 3, 10:50pm Apr 3, 10:50pm
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yea carbon fiber is going way up. simon has been telling me that a concept airplane is buying up all of the carbon fiber from all companies. therefore all prices are going up, and stocks are getting very limmited, esp c/f hoods. by mid summer it shoudl be way up cry cry

Re: Sunvisor [Re: hombredelassrtas] #433447 Apr 4, 5:57pm Apr 4, 5:57pm
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sorry to through the subject off, but what is this new plane? [/color]


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Re: Sunvisor [Re: RyOlSe] #433448 Apr 4, 7:59pm Apr 4, 7:59pm
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I have no idea, but thats what Simon has been tellign me. he hasnt said what the plane is, jsut that its sucking up all c/f supplies frown

Re: Sunvisor [Re: maingear] #433449 Apr 5, 2:08am Apr 5, 2:08am
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Originally Posted by maingear
Thinking about making a set of carbon fiber sun visors.

Is there a place that sells 1/8" or 1/16" thick carbon fiber? Then I could just cut out the shape needed!?

The original hardware can be used, just heat the wire and slide them out, then cut a slot with a bandsaw for the visors, to fit the hinges and secure with small bolts! I made a template by setting a visor in a copy machine, then cutting a paper template!
Nice idea!

Re: Sunvisor [Re: xmangt1] #433450 Apr 7, 12:45am Apr 7, 12:45am
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yeah i would be down for some fiber visors if you could see it in your heart to help a fellow celica ricer out rofl

Re: Sunvisor [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #433451 Apr 7, 2:57am Apr 7, 2:57am
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start a gb thumbsup

Re: Sunvisor [Re: ghostingcelica] #433452 Apr 8, 7:12pm Apr 8, 7:12pm
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OK I talked to the Goddess of Carbon Fiber! She is the Chief Inspector at T-Aerospace. She said there are no shortages to her knowledge. (Mabey cause she has it all?)

She is milling me some honeycomb for the inner ply of the visors. This will be of aerospace quality construction. I also need to build some molds for the visors.

I have no intent in deviating from the original shape of the visors. The taper in length of the visors is due to the curvature of the roof, and any longer the Mirror would be struck when the blinds are swung. The only the omission will be the Mirror. (I do not need to be reminded how ugly I am every time the sun comes out, it would make me nocturnal for sure!)

They have rooms made just for carbon fiber builds. After hours we will build some and perform destructive testing on them. I want to see first hand how they will hold up under normal wear and tear. (I know that road rage has impact on interior components as well)

I will post pics so all can behold the beauty of the Goddess of Carbon Fiber and learn with me through the processes.

I am doing as much homework as possible and construction will begin during the spring/summer summer semesters (we both go to college)

Re: Sunvisor [Re: maingear] #433453 Apr 12, 2:32pm Apr 12, 2:32pm
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you won't have any problems from honeycombs. i work on airplanes and use them all the time. you can jump up and down on them all day and they won't break. its really light weight too. that's a good idea. wish i would have thought of it.

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