Next up, the crotch coolers. Toying with different ideas for quite a while. Carbon fiber, functional flaps with the carbon.
Tried to source the cooler flaps to gut/grind the hardware apart and try to fix them to a piece of carbon. Not available. Even the guys repoping the parts in South America didn't have those parts. So a OEM set were sandblasted clean and the thinking continued........
Cut apart a Carbon panel for material. It was too thick so shaved/sanded down the 2 layers of fiberglass behind the carbon fiber. Was left with the one layer of carbon fiber, that was to my surprise, pretty flexible.
Now i needed to find an adhesive to get it to stick to metal really hard so i can sand it. Tried different quickset epoxies, instant adhesives, and some Loctite gel stuff. None worked well. Some had a weird reaction with the resin in the carbon, and others dried all rubbery. Gave JB Weld a try, and it was perfect.
A little oversize, and some extra gunk, to allow shaping:
Time to try it out for real.
It's now drying under the weight of some A2 steel, nice and heavy :lmao:
Turned out great with chrome grill. Carbon crotch coolers installed: