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fred2ka4
12-12-2008, 02:00 PM
Well I just wanted to post a little teaser of the CF door inserts. It is going to take a lot of detailed trimming to get them to fit perfectly but that's what a dremel is for ........ [:D]

The first picture is the most completed one I received but the rest will require a bit more work ...... [rolleyes] ....... Once all the trimming is completed it's just a matter of having them cleared and polished. The belt line trim is the same but it is just dirty from sitting in the garage for over 7 months.


UPDATED PICTURES IN POST #23


Drivers side front:


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/Carbonfiberinterior016.jpg


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/Carbonfiberinterior016.jpg


Passenger side front:


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/Carbonfiberinterior017.jpg


Rears:


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/Carbonfiberinterior020.jpg


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/Carbonfiberinterior019.jpg


Some quick teaser pics:


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/Carbonfiberinterior024.jpg


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/Carbonfiberinterior023.jpg

The attention to detail is great as the weave lines up on both sides of the car with the belt line trim as did all the other parts like the glove box handle, trunk trim and cup holder.

AP-Specialties
12-12-2008, 02:09 PM
Looks awesome Fred!!

Rob

jaynyce
12-12-2008, 02:12 PM
hot!

kovalevandrew
12-12-2008, 02:17 PM
Damn, i want! How much...?

TMorris
12-12-2008, 02:22 PM
I'm glad you finally got these but its ridiculous they aren't ready to go after so much time. I'm excited to see this still.

JumboBlack1.8
12-12-2008, 02:23 PM
Just keep the car, fred......I can only imagine what other ideas you got for the car. The community needs a car like this to stick around

fred2ka4
12-12-2008, 02:24 PM
Damn, i want! How much...?

Unfortunately on this item, Terry told me there will be no more runs because it was very difficult to get the weave to lay correctly and this was like the third attempt. Once he is feeling better he may try again but as for now he said he would not duplicate the door inserts.

So for now they are one offs ......... [:D]

kovalevandrew
12-12-2008, 02:33 PM
Unfortunately on this item, Terry told me there will be no more runs because it was very difficult to get the weave to lay correctly and this was like the third attempt. Once he is feeling better he may try again but as for now he said he would not duplicate the door inserts.

So for now they are one offs ......... [:D]

That sucks. Nobody here in SA is even willing to try make stuff like that. I hate this country. [evilmad]

NorCal1.8T
12-12-2008, 02:34 PM
Keep Ze Car!

fred2ka4
12-12-2008, 02:42 PM
That sucks. Nobody here in SA is even willing to try make stuff like that. I hate this country. [evilmad]

You could probably do this yourself. Just start working with fiberglass first as it is about the same but once you get good enough with the fiberglass that you don't need to use a lot of filler to make it right then start with some CF.

Just start off on some small projects first to get the feel of working with the material and then move on to other projects. Terry said he didn't know anything about CF when he started but he just didn't want to pay someone else to do it so he started messing around with it.

kovalevandrew
12-12-2008, 02:50 PM
You could probably do this yourself. Just start working with fiberglass first as it is about the same but once you get good enough with the fiberglass that you don't need to use a lot of filler to make it right then start with some CF.

Just start off on some small projects first to get the feel of working with the material and then move on to other projects. Terry said he didn't know anything about CF when he started but he just didn't want to pay someone else to do it so he started messing around with it.

That actually sounds like a good idea. Will look into getting some of the materials here this weekend while i'm out and about.

S E B
12-12-2008, 02:56 PM
All of your CF pieces would look great with a full black interior.

Still original, I like.

oneohone
12-12-2008, 03:16 PM
Yeah man, this is nice! You better keep that car haha!

le91688
12-12-2008, 03:20 PM
if its still for sale when i get done with basic training i might seriously pick it up. I wouldn't want to see it go to someone with no appreciation for audis/the crazy work put into it.

oneohone
12-12-2008, 03:23 PM
Same here.

fred2ka4
12-13-2008, 02:25 PM
if its still for sale when i get done with basic training i might seriously pick it up. I wouldn't want to see it go to someone with no appreciation for audis/the crazy work put into it.

Same here.

It probably will still be available as I have not received any serious offers since I decided to sell it.

fred2ka4
12-15-2008, 09:29 AM
If anyone is interested in these inserts let me know as I am considering selling them. I would need your door inserts as a replacement for these plus some cash. PM me if you are interested and thanks,

- Fred

20A4Audi1.8t01
12-15-2008, 09:32 AM
why do you wanna sell em now Fred?

fred2ka4
12-15-2008, 09:48 AM
why do you wanna sell em now Fred?

I just figured that since I am trying to sell the car, these would make a nice addition to someone on the forums. The person who is interested in the car does not know about these so they don't have to go with the car but he knows about everything else as I have sent him many pictures.

20A4Audi1.8t01
12-15-2008, 09:49 AM
i gotcha!

4inchMAF
12-15-2008, 01:38 PM
are you doing this all by hand? im just finishing up doing my belt line trim by hand (and hand laying the resin)... looks good i think... im looking for more stuff to wrap now... you have given me a good idea. we should compare notes...... looks great by the way...

how long have you been doing this?

fred2ka4
12-15-2008, 02:14 PM
I don't do this at all, someone else did it for me.


are you doing this all by hand? im just finishing up doing my belt line trim by hand (and hand laying the resin)... looks good i think... im looking for more stuff to wrap now... you have given me a good idea. we should compare notes...... looks great by the way...

how long have you been doing this?

fred2ka4
12-16-2008, 04:43 PM
Well here are some progress pictures of the door inserts. Today was the first cut and trim day and I forgot how much I hate cutting and sanding fiber glass, plastic, or now for the first time carbon fiber. It was a tedious day with the dremel and sander as I cut excess CF and resin to get it closer to the shape of the door.

The picture I posted yesterday was of a rear insert in a front door, so today are the correct configurations and some updated pictures. I will keep you posted of the progres and fit and finish but I think it is going to look great. In the picture below the insert is still a little big but I would rather take my time then to take off to much and be screwed.


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/CarbonFiberInterior025.jpg


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/CarbonFiberInterior026.jpg


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/CarbonFiberInterior030.jpg


In these last two pictures a piece of the door foam got in front of the CF in the back corner so it is not a mis-cut piece of trim as more trimming still needs to be done in order for it to fit better ....... [:D]


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/CarbonFiberInterior031.jpg


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/CarbonFiberInterior031.jpg

djwimbo
12-16-2008, 05:00 PM
Looks good, keep it up.

Naudi_Mat
12-16-2008, 05:09 PM
You have too much time on your hands Fred.

Looks good, keep it up.

somebody5788
12-16-2008, 05:44 PM
I think theres a point when you have too much CF but then I think if you keep adding it balances it out and its ok lol. I think those inserts just complete it but it would be sweet to have a matching window switch cover.

Quattro
12-16-2008, 07:59 PM
pretty sick! I wanted to do something like this on my old b5, but I went the cheaper route and did suede.